Type details for Barony

Description:Baronies were the ancient sub-divisions of Irish counties, broadly equivalent to English hundreds and wapentakes. They were primarily units of feudal land-holding, but had some role in taxation. They were superceded by the Local Government Act of 1898.
Number of units in system: 364
Geographical Level: 9 (Middle-level District)
ADL Feature Type:countries, 3rd order divisions
May be part of: Irish County
May have as parts: Irish Civil Parish , Irish Town
Possible status values: Irish City (IrlCity) , Irish Corporate Town (IrlCorpTown)