numbers in the Griffith's Printed [Tenement] Valuation for the
town of Magherafelt match the numbers on the 1859 Valuation Map
for the town (VAL/2/D/5/3). This map was produced at a scale of
5 feet to the mile. Obviously to present it on this website I
have had to break it down into six overlapping maps. To access
each of the six maps click on a number on one of the squares below.
A map, showing a section of the town, will open within this window
and you will be able to move from it to any of the other five
maps, or you can return to the index map. Incidentally, the maps
overlap sufficiently for you to reproduce [in hard copy] an overall
map of the town. However, because the maps are photographic scans,
the edges do not always match perfectly, particularly as you move
away from the centre of the photo.
the numbers relating to individual buildings in the street can
be somewhat confusing. This is because this map was used by
the valuers from 1859 to c.1890. In many streets the original
1859 numbers were stroked out at some point during this period
and replaced by a new set of numbers which reflected changes
in the town, particularly the renaming of streets. The only
street to escape this renumbering was Broad Street. The original
numbers can usually be seen [stroked out] inside each building
and the new numbers were inserted in front of each building.
The most significant change took place in the Diamond.
Click here for a separate explanatory map of the Diamond
area of the town.
have included a
map [scale, 6 inches to the mile] that shows the town within
the wider townparks in which it was situated. This also a valuation
map but the numbering can be difficult to read. You can see
a better version of this map at askaboutireland.ie
[Griffith's Valuation]. This site is both free and very
Street is on No. 2