1832 Townland Valuation of City of Londonderry: Details of Houses
The valuation of the parish of Templemore which contained the City of Londonderry began on 2nd November 1831 and continued until the end of 1832. Most of the streets in the city were surveyed and valued during 1832. The field notebooks which are held in PRONI [VAL/1B/547A-F] contain lists of the persons who held most of the houses in each street plus details of many of the houses that were valued at £3.00 or more per annum. Unfortunately the valuation book [VAL/1B/547D] that contains the detailed information on most of the houses outside the city walls is missing from the set. Note that Rossville Street, Thomas Street and Union Street are extant in VAL/1B/547B.
I have databased a number of streets within the city walls and a number outside the walls in part of the Bogside area of the city. The numbers in the database correspond to the numbers on the 1834 valuation map. I have reproduced the sections of the map relating to the streets in the database. The numbers in the Street No. column within the database correspond to the numbers on the 1834 valuation map. Also included in the database is a brief description of each property and the amount of its valuation. Note that, in the Excel version of the database, I have also supplied a separate sheet in the database where the surnames are sorted alphabetically.
Below is an index to pages copied from the Townland Valuation Books for the City of Londonderry [PRONI ref. VAL/1B/547B and 547E]. Because of the size of the city and the fact that book VAL/1B/547D is missing, only some of the streets, or parts of streets, have been included as examples of the kind of detailed information on buildings which these books contain. The numbers against each house in each page correspond to the numbers on the valuation map for the town c.1834. The details of houses given include the condition, age and dimensions of each house - read this for an explanation of the code, etc. Note that columns 3, 4 and 5 on each page give the frontage, depth and height of each building.
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