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ContentNEWTOWN-CROMMELIN, a parish, in the barony of KILCONWAY county of ANTRIM, and province of ULSTER, 6 miles (N.) from Broughshane, on the road to Ballycastle ; containing 727 inhabitants.
It comprises, according to the Ordnance survey, 3445.50 statute acres of land, which is in general of an inferior description, nearly two-thirds consisting of mountain and bog. Here is a station of the constabulary police, and fairs are held on the second Tuesday in every month.
The living is a perpetual cure, in the diocese of Connor, and in the gift of the Incumbent of Dunaghy. The tithes amount to £30 ; and the gross income of the curacy, augmented by £66 per annum from Primate Boulter's fund, and including the glebe of eight acres, valued at £8per annum, is £104. The glebe-house was built in 1831, at an expense of £500, of which £450 was a gift and £50 a loan from the late Board of First Fruits. The church was erected about the same period, by aid of a gift of £800 from the Board.
About 270 children are educated in the schools of the parish, of which one for boys is supported by an annual allowance of £26 from the Methodist Missionary Society, and one for girls is aided by a small annual payment from a London Society ; there are also a private school and two Sunday schools.