Whappstown

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Antrim

Whappstown is a townland of 634 acres in County Antrim, Northern Ireland. It is situated in the civil parish of Connor and the historic barony of Antrim Lower.[2]

In 1669, James Whap is recorded as living in the townland of Whappstown and the townland name probably derives from his family surname. In William Petty’s c.1672 map from the Down Survey, a version of the original Irish name of the townland is found, recorded as Craginefernon (Creag an Ifearnáin - rock of the place abounding in alders). Whappstown was one of the ‘sixteen towns of Connor’: the sixteen townlands around Connor cathedral which were the property of the bishop of the diocese.[3]

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  1. ^ The Online Scots Dictionary Retrieved 20 August 2012.
  2. ^ "Whappstown". IreAtlas Townlands Database. Retrieved 20 April 2015. 
  3. ^ "Whappstown". Place Names NI. Retrieved 20 April 2015.