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Coordinates: 54°36′07″N 6°44′35″W / 54.602°N 6.743°W / 54.602; -6.743 Desertcreat is a parish and a townland in County Tyrone, Northern Ireland.[1][2] The civil parish of Desertcreat is in the eastern part of County Tyrone in the barony Dungannon Upper, immediately south of the parish of Derryloran, which contains the town of Cookstown, and immediately north of the parish of Pomeroy.[3] The parish has a Church of Ireland Church in the townland of Desertcreat (OS ref:H813733).[4]

It contains the following townlands:[1][2] Allen, Annaghananam, Annaghmore, Annaghquin, Annaghteige, Annahavil, Ballymully Glebe, Ballynacroy, Ballynakilly, Bardahessiagh, Cady, Carnenny, Cross Glebe, Derrygortanea, Derryhash, Derryraghan, Desertcreat, Donaghrisk, Downs, Drumballyhugh, Drummillard, Drumraw, Edendoit, Finvey, Galcussagh, Gortacar (Doris), Gortacar (Glassy), Gortagowan, Gortavale, Gortavilly, Gortfad, Gortfad Glebe, Gortindarragh, Grange, Killycolp, Killygarvan, Killyneedan, Kiltyclay, Kiltyclogher, Knockavaddy, Lammy, Legacurry, Lime Hill, Lisnanane, Low Cross, Moneygaragh, Morree, Moymore, Moynagh, Mullaghshantullagh, Mullynure, Oughterard, Pomeroy, Rockdale, Sessiagh (Lindesay), Sessiagh (Scott), Shivey, Skenahergny, Skenarget, Tirnaskea, Tirnaskea (Bayly), Tolvin and Tullaghoge.

Desertcreat Townland[edit]

The townland is situated in the historic barony of Dungannon Upper and the civil parish of Desertcreat and covers an area of 123 acres.[5]

The population of the townland declined during the 19th century:[6][7]

Year 1841 1851 1861 1871 1881 1891
Population 65 26 36 39 48 34
Houses 13 10 9 7 11 8

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  1. ^ a b "Parish of Desertcreat, County Tyrone". Ulster Ancestors. Retrieved 2007-12-01.
  2. ^ a b "Parish of Desertcreat". Public Records Office NI. Archived from the original on 2007-10-30. Retrieved 2007-12-01.
  3. ^ "Civil Parish of Desertcreat". McGough Miscellanea. Retrieved 2007-12-01.
  4. ^ "Desertcreat CI". History from Headstones. Retrieved 2007-12-01.
  5. ^ "Townlands of County Tyrone". IreAtlas Townland Database. Retrieved 27 December 2012.
  6. ^ "Census of Ireland 1851". Enhanced Parliamentary Papers on Ireland. Retrieved 27 December 2012.
  7. ^ "Census of Ireland 1891". Enhanced Parliamentary Papers on Ireland. Retrieved 27 December 2012.

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