Map of Gorteade 1833

This is a copy of the first edition of the Ordnance Survey map showing the townland of Gorteade and surrounding townlands. This map was the base map used by the valuers. The resulting map was a valuation map [VAL/1/A 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/5/32 & VAL/1/A/5/33 valuation maps. Instead, I have added only the house numbers to the OS Maps covering the townland [OS/6/5/32/1 & OS/6/5/33/1]. The numbers are in red. Four sets of buildings are numbered in Gorteade. Note that the Nos. 4, 5 and 6 in the adjoining townland of Upperlands are separate numbers referring to that townland. It is relatively easy to match these houses to the houses in the later 1859 valuation map.

Copyright 2010 W. Macafee.