Ballylesson

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Holy Trinity Church, Ballylesson
Giants Ring

Ballylesson (from Irish: Baile na Leasán, meaning "townland of the small ringforts")[1] is a small village and townland in County Down, Northern Ireland. In the 2001 Census it had a population of 108 people. The village lies within the Lagan Valley Regional Park[2] and the Lisburn City Council area.

Places of interest[edit]

The Giant’s Ring, a neolithic henge monument in state care, is between Edenderry and Ballylesson.

Religion[edit]

Holy Trinity Church in Ballylesson is a listed building. It was built in 1788 and consecrated in 1789. It has a square tower at the west end with pinnacles at the corners of the tower. The tower also contains a set of eight change-ringing bells, the heavier five of which date to 1791, and were cast by the famous Rudhall foundry, in Gloucester.[3][4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Placenames NI Archived 2012-05-26 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ "Belfast Metropolitan Area Plan 2015. District Proposals: Ballylesson". Planning Service. Retrieved 25 February 2009.
  3. ^ http://dove.cccbr.org.uk/detail.php?searchString=drum&numPerPage=10&Submit=Go&searchAmount=%3D&searchMetric=cwt&sortBy=Tenor&sortDir=Asc&DoveID=BALLYLESSO
  4. ^ "Drumbo, Holy Trinity (Ballylesson)". Bell Ringing Ireland. Archived from the original on 9 May 2008. Retrieved 25 February 2009.

Coordinates: 54°32′04″N 5°56′51″W / 54.53444°N 5.94750°W / 54.53444; -5.94750