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Stranocum, Co. Antrim


Stranocum is a small village and townland in County Antrim, Northern Ireland. The villages of Dervock and Armoy are nearby and the town of Ballymoney is about 5 miles away. At the 2001 Census Stranocum had a population of 285.

The village is west of the River Bush and is mostly on the gentle hill down to the river. Although mainly a commuter village it does have some services. These include a supermarket and petrol station, a vehicle service garage, animal feeds mill, trout farm, Bushvalley Primary School and a park. Transport[edit source | edit]

Stranocum railway station opened on 18 October 1880, shut for goods traffic on 24 March 1924, and shut altogether on 3 July 1950. It was on the Ballycastle Railway, a narrow gauge railway that ran for 17 miles between Ballycastle and Ballymoney. This was part of the Belfast and Northern Counties Railway , later Northern Counties Committee , main line to Derry. References[edit source | edit] Ian Allan Publishing. ISBN 0-7110-2680-7.  NI Neighbourhood Information System Culture Northern Ireland
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