J2458 : Main Street, Hillsborough (1)

taken 9 years ago, near to Hillsborough and Ravennet, Northern Ireland

Main Street, Hillsborough (1)
Main Street, Hillsborough (1)
Hillsborough is often described as “planned” without an explanation of what exactly that means. In the early part of the 17th century Sir Moyses Hill was granted lands in an area of Co Down variously known as Kilwarlin and Crommelin. In 1630 his son, Peter, began the erection of a village and fort. By 1660 the village had become a royal garrison with hereditary Constables. In 1662 he obtained a royal charter for a village to be known as “Hillsborough”.
Around 1744 Lord Hillsborough had made known his intention to build “a new town . . . . with a stately market house in the centre”.
By the mid 18th century the Hills were granting leases to tenants with the requirement that “a good and substantial dwelling house of brick or stone or lime” be erected with a minimum size stipulated. In 1786 the new town was thought to have “the best oat market in the North”. By 1778 progress on the town was deemed satisfactory.
A map of 1803 shows it being served by the Belfast – Dublin turnpike.
The main street dates, in the main, from the late 18th century. The view is towards Dromore and Newry. See also J2458 : Main Street, Hillsborough (2).
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Date Taken
Monday, 13 April, 2009   (more nearby)
Tuesday, 14 April, 2009
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Subject Location
Irish: geotagged! J 243 587 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:27.7052N 6:5.0159W
Camera Location
Irish: geotagged! J 243 588
View Direction
SOUTH (about 180 degrees)
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