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Newbuildings or New Buildings is a large village in County Londonderry, Northern Ireland. It lies about 1 km from the banks of the River Foyle and 5 km south of the city of Derry. It had a population of 3,381 in the 2011 Census. It is within Derry and Strabane district.

The village was founded in the early 17th century as part of the Plantation of Ulster, on land allocated to the Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths of London. It remained a small settlement until the 1960s, until large amounts of social housing was built on adjoining townlands. Today, the village has four churches . It also has two primary schools – one administered by the Western Education and Library Board, one by the Council for Catholic Maintained Schools. Newbuildings also has a post office, community association, retail units and a wide range of housing.


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