1837 Corporation Boundaries

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DUNDALK 1837

 

Dundalk 1837 (from the Parliamentary Papers)

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DUNDALK

 

1837

 

REPORT upon the PROPOSED MUNICIPAL BOUNDARY and DIVISION into WARDS of the BOROUGH of DUNDALK.

 

Antient Limits: - THE precise Limits of the ancient Borough are not recited in the Charters, and cannot be distinctly traced.

 

Description of the Town: - Dundalk is the County Town of Louth, situate at the head of the Bay of the same name, and is an improving place; its prosperity arises principally from its being a considerable mart for agricultural produce, and a shipping port for Corn, Cattle, &c. The Harbour, however, is shallow, admitting only small vessels, but should any of the projects which have been suggested for its improvement ever be carried into effect, it could most likely increase in importance, and extend principally in the direction of the Cavalry Barracks, and from thence to Soldier's Point. The Corporate Body possess no property of any description, or any public revenue, except a small rent arising from the slaughter-house and shambles, producing about 25L. per year.

 

Population: - By the Census of 1831, the Population amounted to 10,078; some increase has taken place since that period, and it may not be over-rated at present at about 11,000 souls.

 

Local Rates: - The general Act for "lighting, watching and cleansing" has been only partially brought into operation since February 1832. An effectual watch has been established, but no lighting as yet. The Rates levied on the inhabitants under the authority of this Act have been, from July 1833 to July 1836, assessed in the following proportion; viz.

Houses of the value of 5, and not exceeding 10, at 5d. per pound; 10, and not exceeding 20, at 7d; 20 and upwards, at 10d. per pound; the annual amount of Rates as now collected being about 800.

 

County Rates: - The main street is a Turnpike Road; the other principal streets and paths are kept in repair by County presentments, levied according to an applotted valuation.

 

Proposed Boundary: - I recommend the following Boundary, which is co-extensive with the Parliamentary Boundary: -

From the Point (I) on the East of the Town, about Eight hundred Yards from the Inclosure Wall of the Cavalry Barracks, at which a Road which runs from the Sea-shore through the Marshes to Black Rock leaves the Sea-shore, along such Road to the Point at which the same meets the Boundary (2) of the Lower Marsh Townland; thence, Westward, along the Boundary of the Lower Marsh Townland to the Point at which the same reaches the Bridge (3) on the Dublin Road; thence in a straight Line for about One hundred Yards in a South-westerly direction to the nearest Point (4) of the Boundary of the Town Parks; thence, Westward, along the Boundary of the Town Parks to the Point at which the same meets the Boundary of Lord Roden's Demesne (5) ; thence, Eastward, along the Boundary of Lord Roden's Demesne to the Point at which the same meets the Boundary (6) between the Parishes of Dundalk and Castletown, excluding the whole of the Demesne; thence, Northward, along the Boundary between the Parishes of Dundalk and Castletown, to the Point at which the same meets the Boundary of the Town Parks at the River (7); thence, Eastward, along the Boundary of the Town Parks to the Bridge on the Newry Road (8); thence along the Southern Shore of the Bay of Dundalk to the Point first described.

 

                                                                                                H. Pooley

(From the Parliamentary Papers).

 

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ARDEE 1837

 

Ardee 1837 (from the Parliamentary Papers)

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ARDEE

 

1837

 

REPORT upon the PROPOSED MUNICIPAL BOUNDARY of the BOROUGH of ARDEE

 

Antient Limits: - THE ancient Boundary of the Borough of Ardee, cannot be accurately ascertained; but it appears from the testimony of several of the old Inhabitants, that it did not extend farther South than the Bridge over the River Dee; the information relative to the North, East and West Boundaries is too vague to be recorded.

 

Description of the Town: - The ancient Town of Ardee, in the Parish and Barony of the same name, in the County of Louth, consists principally of one Street running North and South, and is situated on the High Road, and nearly midway between Drogheda and Carrickmacross.

Soon after entering the Town from Drogheda, the Road crosses the River Dee, which is not navigable, over a stone Bridge. A short distance down the River there is a second stone Bridge, but out of repair. There are in the Town 14 large Malting Establishments, one Tannery, two Corn Mills, and a considerable number of persons employed in the manufacture of Baskets.

 

Population: - The Population amounted in 1831 to 3,975, and does not appear to have increased much since that period.

 

Houses: - There are 752 Houses, of which about 164 are of the annual rental of  5 and upwards.

 

Local Rates: - There are no Local Rates.

 

County Rates: - The County Cess varies; in the last half year it was 1s. 1d. per acre. There is no Rate on the Houses.

 

Proposed Boundary: - I propose the following Boundary: -

From the Point (1) at which the Roads from Richards Town and Kildemocks meet, in a straight Line, Westerly, to the South Side of the High Mill (2), otherwise called Addy's Mill; thence in a straight Line to the South End of Mr. Richard's Malthouse (3); thence in a straight Line to the West End of Mr. Lee Norman's Farm (4), now in the occupation of Mr. Nolty, and usually called by his name, on the North Side of the Road leading to Shanlis Cross and Sydden; thence in a straight Line across the River Dee to Ardee House (5) now in the occupation of Mrs. Ruxton, Widow; thence in a straight Line to the Pound (6) situated on the South-west Side of the Old Road to Carrickmacross; thence, across the Road, along the Brook bounding the Fair Green; and following the said Brook across the Road leading to Tallanstown to the Bridge on the Road to Dundalk (7) over said Brook; thence in a straight Line to the Road leading to Cappogs Green, where Cow Lane intersects it (8); thence crossing the River Dee, about One hundred and eighty-six Yards below Dawson's Bridge, to the Point first described.

The Population within the proposed Limits will amount to about 4,000.

R. Anderson

(From the Parliamentary Papers).

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Ardee and Townparks 1837 (from the Parliamentary papers):

 

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