Lewis’ Topographical Dictionary Ireland comprises of several counties, cities, boroughs, parish and villages – with historical and statistical descriptions – of Ireland.
ContentSWATTERAGH, a village, in the parish of MAGHERA, barony of LOUGHINSHOLIN, county of LONDONDERRY, and province of ULSTER, 3.50 miles (N.) from Maghera, on the road to Coleraine, and on the river Clady; containing 204 inhabitants and comprising 50 houses, which, with the exception of one, are small and indifferently built.
Here is a small corn-mill, the water from which, after passing under the bridge, divides, and making a curious circuit, forms an extensive island. The country around is barren and badly cultivated being esteemed the worst part of the Mercers' Company's estate ; but a change may be expected, as the leases have lately fallen into their own hands.
In the village is a meeting-house for Presbyterians in connection with the Synod of Ulster, of the third class ; also a large and handsome school-house, chiefly supported by the rector and his lady.