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3 October 2022
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Tartan Details - Ulster (Peat)

The information held within The Scottish Register of Tartans for the "Ulster (Peat)" tartan is shown below. 

STA ref: 1196
STWR ref: 1196
Designer: Not Specified
Tartan date: 01/01/1600
Registration date: This tartan was recorded prior to the launch of The Scottish Register of Tartans.
Category: Other
Registration notes: Interpretation of the fabric dug out in 1956 from an earth bank on the farm of a Mr William Dixon in the townland of Flanders, near Dungiven, County Londonderry. The peaty soil had preserved the material which was analysed as being ca end of 16th C. Parts of the fabric weren't quite so faded which allowed another reconstruction of the original colours - see Ulster, Red. Count said (Scottish Tartans Society notes) to be from A & W Law Ltd, Darn and Lydgate Mills, Littleborough. Original count extrapolated by Audrey Henshall from National Museum of Antiquities in Edinburgh. Lochcarron sample.
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Where tartans were recorded before the establishment of the Scottish Register of Tartans (SRT) on 5 February 2009, the original Scottish Tartans Authority (STA) and the Scottish Tartans World Register (STWR) reference numbers have been retained. The new SRT reference number can be found in the address box on your browser (url).

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