Stranocum

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Stranocum

Stranocum (from Irish: Sraith Nócam)[1][2] is a small village and townland in County Antrim, Northern Ireland. The villages of Dervock and Armoy are nearby and the town of Ballymoney is about 5 miles (8.0 km) away. At the 2001 Census Stranocum had a population of 285.

The village is west of the River Bush and is mostly on the gentle hill down to the river. Although mainly a commuter village it does have some services. These include a supermarket and petrol station, a vehicle service garage, animal feeds mill, trout farm, Bushvalley Primary School and a park.

Transport[edit]

Stranocum railway station opened on 18 October 1880, shut for goods traffic on 24 March 1924, and shut altogether on 3 July 1950.[3] It was on the Ballycastle Railway, a narrow gauge railway that ran for 17 miles between Ballycastle and Ballymoney. This was part of the Belfast and Northern Counties Railway (BNCR), later Northern Counties Committee (NCC), main line to Derry.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Placenames Database of Ireland
  2. ^ Placenames NI
  3. ^ "Stranocum station". Railscot - Irish Railways. Retrieved 2007-10-27. 
  4. ^ Baker, Michael HC (1999). Irish Narrow Gauge Railways. A View from the Past. Ian Allan Publishing. ISBN 0-7110-2680-7. 

Coordinates: 55°06′N 6°25′W / 55.100°N 6.417°W / 55.100; -6.417