Lewis’ Topographical Dictionary, Co. Cork

Lewis’ Topographical Dictionary comprises of several counties, cities, boroughs, parish and villages – with historical and statistical descriptions – of Ireland. Here are From-Ireland.net’s records for Co. Cork.

  • Place
    Kilcrumper
  • County
    Cork
  • Parish
    Kilcrumper
  • Content
    KILCRUMPER, a parish, partly in the barony of FERMOY, but chiefly in that of CONDONS and CLONGIBBONS, county of CORK, and province of MUNSTER, at the junction of the rivers Funcheon and Blackwater, and nearly adjoining the town of Kilworth; containing 1408 inhabitants, and comprising 3249 statute acres, as applotted under the tithe act, and valued at £3842. 14s. 11d. per annum.

    The land is in general of a good quality and chiefly under tillage. Limestone and brownstone abound, and are worked to a considerable extent for manure and building. At Araglyn are the extensive woollen-mills of Mr. Paulet Higgins, for the manufacture of broad cloth.

    The gentlemen's seats are Ballinacarriga, the residence of J. G. Pym, Esq.; Douglas, of Henry Deece, Esq.; and Kilcrumper glebe, of the Rev. T. Newenham, which is beautifully situated on an eminence peninsulated by the Araglyn, the Funcheon, and the Blackwater, and commands one of the most luxuriant and picturesque scenes in the county.

    The parish is in the diocese of Cloyne: the rectory is impropriate in Messrs. E. & B. Norcott, and the vicarage forms part of the union of Kilworth: the tithes, amounting to £440. 3s. 3d., are payable in equal portions to the impropriators and the vicar.

    In the Roman Catholic divisions it is partly included in the union or district of Kilworth, but chiefly in that of Fermoy.

    About 30 children are educated in a private school.

    On a rocky eminence overhanging the Funcheon are the extensive remains of the castellated mansion of Ballyhindon.
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