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In 1868, the parish of Cranfield contained the following places:

"CRANFIELD, a parish in the barony of Upper Toome, in the county of Antrim, province of Ulster, Ireland. It is situated near Lough Neagh and Bandalstown. The surface consists generally of good soil. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Connor, value with Duneane, £225, in the patronage of the Marquis of Donegal. Toome Bridge is the post town. Near the holy well of St. Olcan stands the church, a fine ruin. The supposed healing qualities of the waters of this spring draw many poor people to the spot at certain periods. St. Olean is alleged to have been buried here. Near the village a very scarce crystal is found; and about a mile distant is a handsomely carved wooden cross."

[Transcribed from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland 1868]
by Colin Hinson ©2018