Ordnance Survey Memoirs – Volume 21: South Antrim is now back in print!
The Ordnance Survey Memoirs are a uniquely detailed source for the history of the northern half of Ireland immediately before the Great Famine. They were written in the 1830s to accompany the 6” Ordnance Survey maps, but with one exception were not published at the time.
In these new editions, they act as a nineteenth-century Domesday book and are essential to the understanding of the cultural heritage of our communities. The Memoirs document the landscape and situation, buildings and antiquities, land-holdings and population, employment and livelihood of the parishes.
We are currently bringing Volume 21 back in to print. This contains the Memoirs for eight parishes in the south of Antrim, is one of the most memorable in the series. It covers those areas closest to Lough Neagh, including the villages of Aghagallon, Aghalee, Ballinderry, Crumlin and Glenavy.
As well as listing many personal names, which can help identify an ancestor, the Memoirs also provide a unique sight into life in this area over one hundred and fifty years ago.
All 40 volumes can be ordered online at our Online Bookstore