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The Collins farm, Crumlin, Co.Dublin

The Collins farm, Crumlin, Co.Dublin.
Patrick Collins was a farmer and market gardener at Crumlin.
He is listed at "Crumlin Road", Crumlin, in [Pettigrew & Oulton] 1838 to 1843 and [Thom's] 1850 to 1877.
His son Christopher Collins is listed at "Crumlin Road", Crumlin, in [Thom's] 1882 to 1884.
Christopher died at "Cross-roads, Crumlin" in 1884.

Crumlin in 1795.
From CRUMLIN in [Ball, vol.4, 1906].
[Watchorn, 1985, p.33, p.92] shows this is a view from Crumlin Commons to the SW side of the village.
The church is the CoI church (Old St Mary's Church). The houses to the right of it are the houses along the main street of Crumlin.

The central part of the Patrick Collins property in Crumlin on 1829 to 1842 map.
The house near the cross-roads would seem to be the Collins house (see below).
See original.


Griffiths Valuation

Patrick Collins is listed in Crumlin townland, Crumlin par, in [Griffiths Valuation, 1847] as:

Patrick Collins is listed in Crumlin townland, Crumlin par, in [Griffiths Valuation, 1850] as:


The Patrick Collins properties in Crumlin, on Griffiths Valuation map from
This map matches [Griffiths Valuation, 1850] exactly.
The Patrick Collins properties are 12 (to the W), 13, 14, 15 (in Crumlin village) and 11 (to the E).
See also [VO] Griffiths Valuation maps, Dublin county, map 18 (damaged).
[Watchorn, 1985, p.91] has a map of c.1917 showing the area around plot 1 as "Crumlin Common". It also show "The Commons" to the SW and S of the village.

Close-up of the Patrick Collins property in Crumlin village (plots 13, 14, 15).
13C seems to be where Patrick Collins himself lived.
This would also match the Collins address of "Cross-roads, Crumlin".
The church is the CoI church (Old St Mary's Church).
Note Leicester House to the N.



Patrick Collins listed at Crumlin Road, Crumlin, in [Thom's, 1850, p.840].

Property held by Patrick Collins in map of the Shaw estate as at 1879.
He holds the property corresponding to plots 1 and 1A and 14 on the Griffith's map above.
He may of course hold more property that is not part of the Shaw estate.
From Map 7 and Map 8 in Maps of the Shaw estate, 1879. Based on Ordnance Survey maps of 1866.
The apparent Collins house is visible, below the label for "Prospect House", which is not that house but rather the house across the road (as shown on map below).

On the 1887 to 1913 map the Collins farm still exists, as does the house near the cross-roads.
[Watchorn, 1985, p.85] has a map of c.1937 which names that house as "The Cottage".


Peyton Warren listed at The Cottage, Crumlin road, Crumlin, in [Thom's, 1910, p.1737].


On the modern map the area is completely cleared for a housing estate. The house is gone.

Apparent location of the Collins house.
End of houses / start of shops, near the cross-roads. See Google street view.
Site entirely cleared today.
Photo 2012. See full size.
See view looking left into Crumlin (this would be Collins land) and view looking right towards cross-roads.

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