Upper Ballinderry

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Ballinderry Parish Church, built 1824
Ballinderry Middle Church, built 1668
This page is about the village in County Antrim. For other places named Ballinderry, see here

Upper Ballinderry is a small village to the east of Lower Ballinderry in County Antrim, Northern Ireland. It is within the townland of Ballyscolly,[1] the civil parish of Ballinderry, the barony of Massereene Upper, and the Lisburn City Council area. Upper Ballinderry is about 10 miles (15 km) north west of Lisburn. In the 2001 Census it had a population of 192 people.

It is a mill village, developed around a crossroads with a prominent church, mill building and estate. The A26 road bypasses the village to the east. Upper Ballinderry is situated on relatively flat land rising gradually to the east. The village has developed in a linear form on both sides of North Street and is contained by the Glenavy Road to the east and the disused railway line to the north. The original road has been realigned with the more recent Glenavy Road situated to the east of the earlier route.

Locally significant buildings include Ballinderry Parish Church (built 1824) and Glebe House, which are listed buildings, and Fruithill House, Rosevale, Oatland Cottage, Church View House and converted mill buildings and outhouses.

Transport[edit]

The nearby Ballinderry railway station, which opened on 13 November 1871,[2] is currently closed.

The Ulsterbus service from Lisburn to Antrim/Belfast passes through the area on an hourly basis.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ordnance Survey Ireland: Online map viewer (choose "historic" to see townland boundaries)
  2. ^ "Ballinderry". Railscot - Irish Railways. Retrieved 2007-08-27. 

See also[edit]

Coordinates: 54°32′N 6°13′W / 54.533°N 6.217°W / 54.533; -6.217