This week I am in Longlands, on the shore of Strangford Lough between Comber and Newtownards.
The consensus from PLACENAMESNI is that the name Longlands comes from the shape of its long, narrow fields. Which seems plausible from the next two images.
Can you see the road running across the middle of the next photograph? Most of the fields between the road and the lough are in Longlands, apart from one in Ballyrickard and one in Ringcreevy.
Longlands is a small townland measuring only 86 acres, and its name is not recorded until 1745. Before that date these long fields may have been included in another townland, possibly Ringcreevy.
Turning away from the lough, there is a great view up to Scrabo Tower.
Which civil parish is Longlands in? Comber
Which county is Longlands in? County Down