Stratford on Slaney

A Stratford-on-Slaney,_County_Wicklow_-_geograph.org.uk_-_1807088.jpg
A Stratford-on-Slaney Sign,_County_Wicklow.jpg

Title

Stratford on Slaney

Subject

Heritage Site

Description

Village

Creator

ActiveMe Tourism and Heritage Service

Source

Wicklow County Council

Publisher

Wicklow County Council

Date

Aug 2017

Contributor

Deirdre Burns

GPS Location

52.987886, -6.675038

Short Interpretive Text

Stratford-on-Slaney is a small village with a big industrial
history. Built by Edward Stratford in 1780 as a planned village
to house the workers of the local mill and factory, this once
prosperous town played an important role in the cotton &
linen industry. The distinctive planned roads survive today an octagonal space at one end and a ‘circus’ space at the other.

Interpretive Text

Stratford on Slaney is a small village with a big industrial history, built by Edward Stratford in 1780 as a planned village to house the workers of the local mill and factory. Once a flourishing and prosperous town, it played a strategic role in the cotton/linen industry in Ireland in the 18th and 19th centuries. The distinctive, planned road layout survives today with a wide High street and side streets at right angles from the central octagonal space at one end and a ‘circus’ space at the other. The village is scenically located on a small plateau on the side of Ballyhook Hill and above the River Slaney Valley.

Cycle Parking

Yes

Parking Available

Yes

Category of Interest

Archaeological, Cultural, Natural, Architectural, Historical,

County

Wicklow

Nearest Town

Baltinglass

Geolocation

Social Bookmarking

Comments

Citation

ActiveMe Tourism and Heritage Service, “Stratford on Slaney,” Lakeside Heritage Trail, Blessington Lake, accessed December 6, 2019, https://wicklowheritage.omeka.net/items/show/47.