Milltown

Wilmar Road
Milltown
Milltown
Location within Northern Ireland
Population1,499 (2011 Census)
CountryNorthern Ireland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Postcode districtBT
Dialling code028
PoliceNorthern Ireland
FireNorthern Ireland
AmbulanceNorthern Ireland
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UK
Northern Ireland
54°32′32″N 6°2′30″W / 54.54222°N 6.04167°W / 54.54222; -6.04167Coordinates: 54°32′32″N 6°2′30″W / 54.54222°N 6.04167°W / 54.54222; -6.04167

Milltown is a small settlement in County Antrim, Northern Ireland. It is within the townland of Derriaghy,[1] about one mile to the north of Lisburn. Once a rural village, it is now part of Greater Belfast. However, it is separated from the surrounding urban area by a narrow stretch of countryside. It had a population of 1,499 people (571 households) in the 2011 Census.[2]

Milltown is a local service centre with facilities including retail units, the former Derriaghy Primary School, Christ Church, Church of Ireland and hall, Derriaghy Gospel Hall and a Community Centre. There is a railway halt in Derriaghy, to the east.

History

Milltown owes much of its history to the succession of mills that were established by the early 19th century, and which continued to develop over the next century. Christ Church, a local landmark, lies to the eastern end of the settlement and is situated on an earlier site that dates back to at least the medieval period. Throughout the 19th century the village of Milltown was fairly modest in size, but the settlement expanded significantly in the later 20th century.

References

  1. ^ Ordnance Survey Ireland: Online map viewer Archived 2012-08-29 at the Wayback Machine (choose "historic" to see townland boundaries)
  2. ^ "Census 2011 Population Statistics for Milltown Settlement". Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency (NISRA). Retrieved 26 June 2021.
    This article contains quotations from this source, which is available under the Open Government Licence v3.0. © Crown copyright.

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