Favor Royal Demesne

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Rath (ringfort) in Favor Royal Demesne

Favor Royal Demesne, also spelled Favour Royal, is a townland in County Tyrone, Northern Ireland. It is situated in the barony of Clogher and the civil parish of Errigal-Trough, adjacent to the Irish border. The townland covers an area of 670 acres (270 ha).[1]

In 1841 the population of the townland was 105 people (21 houses) and in 1851 it was 95 people (20 houses).[2]

The townland is named after the demesne of Favour Royal, a manor granted to Sir Thomas Ridgeway in 1613. The demesne is listed on the Register of Parks, Gardens and Demesnes of Special Historic Interest,[3] and the house, built in 1823 and currently derelict, is listed at grade B+.[4] The townland also contains two Scheduled Historic Monuments: both bivallate raths (grid refs: H6060 5290 and H6128 5215). [5]

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  1. ^ "Townlands of County Tyrone". IreAtlas Townland Database. Retrieved 17 February 2014. 
  2. ^ "Census of Ireland 1851". Enhanced Parliamentary Papers on Ireland. Retrieved 15 December 2012. 
  3. ^ "Register of Parks, Gardens and Demesnes of Special Historic Interest" (PDF). Northern Ireland Environment Agency. p. 33. Retrieved 17 February 2014. 
  4. ^ "Favor Royal, Favour Royal Road, Augher, Dungannon, Co. Tyrone, BT77 OEW". Northern Ireland Environment Agency. Retrieved 17 February 2014. 
  5. ^ "Scheduled Historic Monuments (to 15 October 2012)" (PDF). Northern Ireland Environment Agency. Archived from the original (PDF) on 26 October 2013. Retrieved 15 December 2012.