Townland Valuation of Upperland

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This page from [PRONI ref. VAL/1/B/534A] shows 7 of the  40 houses, beetling mills, bleach house and flax mill recorded in the townland of Upperland on the 3rd August 1831 that were valued at more than 3 per annum. The code along with the dimensions given for each building gives us a 'picture' of each building. As in Tirgarvil, the best buildings are those connected with industry. The bleach house and one of the beetling mills were two storeys and slated. The other beetling mill seems to have been much older, thatched and in a bad state of repair. The flax mill did not make the final list because it was only valued at 1.15.0, despite having a slated roof. Note that these industrial establishments had houses connected with them. TIn general, the houses throughout the townland were all one storey and thatched. The frontages of some of the houses were quite extensive and some houses had a considerable number of offices [outbuildings] associated with them.

The numbers in the right of the first column is the number that had been assigned to the building during the initial survey of the townland. The other, circled, number is the number that was assigned to the revised list of buildings valued at 3 or greater. This later number is the one that appears on the valuation map [VAL/1/A] which accompanied this valuation. This allows you to identify the location of these houses within the townland in the 1830s and it is relatively easy to relate this location to the later 1859 valuation map.

[PRONI: VAL/1/B/534A]

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