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Northland Conservation Area

Location: Dungannon
Designation date: 22 November 1994

Background

Northland Conservation AreaDungannon, an early hilltop fort, and subsequent chief seat of the O’Neill Clan, was originally know as Dun Cain – ‘peasant fort’. According to tradition ‘gannon’ is derived from ‘Gennan’ connected with Conor MacNessa, High King of Ulster.
The town later became a fortified town and consist of a concentric road system around the central area.

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It is part of the eastern quadrant of the town – centred on Market Square comprising the small scale buildings in Church Street/Perry Street and the more grand structures in Northland Row, Circular Road and Northland Place, with their historic associations and interesting townscape, which it is intended to preserve and enhance.

The Design Guide

The design guide generally provides information on the planning context, historical development, description or character appraisal of the area, the designation and guidelines for development proposals.

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