Hamiltonsbawn

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Hamiltonsbawn
County Armagh
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Location
Grid reference: H946445
Location: 54°20’30"N, 6°32’32"W
Data
Population: 895  (2001)
Post town: Armagh
Postcode: BT60
Dialling code: 028, +44 28
Local Government
Council: Armagh, Banbridge
and Craigavon
Parliamentary
constituency:
Newry and Armagh

Hamiltonsbawn or Hamilton's Bawn is a village in County Armagh, five miles east of Armagh. It had a recorded population of 895 people (in 343 households) at the 2011 Census.

History

The village is named after the fortified house with defended courtyard that was built by Scottish settler John Hamilton, brother of James Hamilton, 1st Viscount Claneboye, in 1619. By 1622 the lime and stone walls of this structure were 12 feet high and 90 feet long by 63 feet broad. It was destroyed during the 1641 Rebellion. The village of Newtownhamilton takes its name from Alexander Hamilton, a descendant of John Hamilton.

Transport

Hamiltonsbawn railway station opened on 25 August 1864 and finally closed on 1 February 1933.[1]

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References

  1. "Hamiltonsbawn station". Railscot - Irish Railways. http://www.railscot.co.uk/Ireland/Irish_railways.pdf. Retrieved 2007-10-15.