Map of Cullyramer 1833

This is a copy of the first edition of the Ordnance Survey map showing the townland of Cullyramer and surrounding townlands. This map was the base map used by the valuers. The resulting map was a valuation map [VAL/1/A/5/18 & 19 in PRONI]. However,  it can be difficult to read the house numbers on the valuation map because most of the numbers on it refer to plots of land indicating different areas of soil quality within the townland. Because I only wanted the house numbers I did not use the VAL/1/A/5/18 valuation map. Instead, I have added only the house numbers to the OS Map covering the townland [OS/6/5/18/1 and OS/6/5/19/1]. Note that this map includes the entire townland which was divided between the parishes of Aghadowey and Desertoghill. The green line is the dividing bounday with Aghadowey to the left and Desertoghill to the right. Note that this divides the clachan in the middle of the townland [known as Gettistown] in two.

Unfortunately the valuation book containing details of houses in Cullyramer, in the parish of Aghadowey appears to have been lost. The only extant valuation book for the parish of Aghadowey shows that with the exception of one house, known later as Rose Lodge, the houses in Cullyramer did not reach the 3.00 criterion for inclusion. Rose Lodge was valued at 4.00. Its location on the Aghadowey section of the map is shown by the red number 1. Fortunately the valuation book giving details of houses in the Desertoghill part of the townland is extant and the dimensions, age and conditions of a number of houses, including numbers 1 and 2 on the Desertoghill part of the map, are given.

Copyright 2010 W. Macafee.