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Co. Down Homes Data Base (Important Homes)-Circa 1850

ARDGLASS dow Ardglass Castle

FitzGerald - Beauclerk 1790+

Built by Lord Charles FitzGerald. Now a golf club. M. Bence-Jones, A Guide to Irish Country Houses, London, 1988.

BALLYNAHINCH dow Montalto

Rawdon - Ker 1750+

Sold 1802 to David Ker; enlarged by D.G. ker 1837. M. Bence-Jones, A Guide to Irish Country Houses, London, 1988.

BALLYNAHINCH dow Timpany

Robb 1780

Built by Capt James Robb. M. Bence-Jones, A Guide to Irish Country Houses, London, 1988.

BANGOR dow Bangor Castle

Ward 1847

Built by Robert Ward, descendant of 1st Viscount Bangor. M. Bence-Jones, A Guide to Irish Country Houses, London, 1988.

BANGOR dow Clandeboye

Hamilton 1820+

Owned by the Lords Dufferin. Library. M. Bence-Jones, A Guide to Irish Country Houses, London, 1988. Country Life, 148, 1970, 816, 903.

BRYANSFORD dow Tollymore Park

Hamilton 1750+

Built by James Hamilton, Viscount Limerick, 1st earl Clanbrassil. Enlarged 1787. Passed to Jocelyn family ca. 1850. M. Bence-Jones, A Guide to Irish Country Houses, London, 1988.

CASTLEWELLAN dow Ballywillwill House

Johnson 1815+

Built by Rev G.H.McD. Johnson. M. Bence-Jones, A Guide to Irish Country Houses, London, 1988.

CASTLEWELLAN dow Burrenwood

Meade 1820+

M. Bence-Jones, A Guide to Irish Country Houses, London, 1988.

CROSSGAR dow Rademon

Johnson - Crawford 1730+

Built by the Johnson family; passed by marriage to James Crawford ca. 1780. Burned 1955. M. Bence-Jones, A Guide to Irish Country Houses, London, 1988.

DONAGHADEE dow Carrowdore Castle

Cherois-Crommelin 1818+

Built by Nicholas de la Cherois-Crommelin. Owned by the author May de la Cherois-Crommelin. M. Bence-Jones, A Guide to Irish Country Houses, London, 1988.

DOWNPATRICK dow Finnebrogue

Maxwell - Waring-Maxwell 1680+

Altered ca. 1790 by Dorothea Waring-Maxwell. M. Bence-Jones, A Guide to Irish Country Houses, London, 1988.

DROMORE dow Bishop's Palace

Beresford 1781

Built by William Beresford for the Bishops of Dromore. After 1842 used as a school. Ruined. M. Bence-Jones, A Guide to Irish Country Houses, London, 1988.

DROMORE dow Gill Hall

Magill - Hawkins-Magill 1670+

Built by John Magill; enlarged 1731 by Robert Hawkins-Magill. Burned. The most haunted house in Ireland. M. Bence-Jones, A Guide to Irish Country Houses, London, 1988.

DUNDRUM dow Mount Panther

Annesley 1770+

Ruined. M. Bence-Jones, A Guide to Irish Country Houses, London, 1988.

GLASNEVIN dow Delville

Delany - Gordon 1710+

Built by Dr Patrick Delany, friend of Pope. Swift was a visitor. In 1837 owned by S. Gordon. Demolished. M. Bence-Jones, A Guide to Irish Country Houses, London, 1988.

HILLSBOROUGH dow Hillsborough Castle

Hill 1797

Built by Wills Hill, 1st Marquess of Downshire. The official residence of the Governor of Northern Ireland 1925. M. Bence-Jones, A Guide to Irish Country Houses, London, 1988.

KILKEEL dow Mourne Park

Needham 1808

Built by Robert Needham, 11th Viscount Kilmore. M. Bence-Jones, A Guide to Irish Country Houses, London, 1988.

KILLYLEAGH dow Killyleagh Castle

Hamilton 1610+

Built by James Hamilton. The Hamiltons were the Earls of Clanbrassil. M. Bence-Jones, A Guide to Irish Country Houses, London, 1988.

KIRCUBBIN dow Echlinville

Echlin 1740+

Rebuilt ca. 1850, but earlier library survives. Later known as Rubane House. M. Bence-Jones, A Guide to Irish Country Houses, London, 1988.

NETOWNARDS dow Ballywalter Park

Mulholland 1846

Built by Andrew Mulholland Mayor of Belfast. M. Bence-Jones, A Guide to Irish Country Houses, London, 1988. Country Life, 141, 1967, 456, 516.

NEWCASTLE dow Donard Lodge

Annesley 1830+

Built by 3rd Earl Annesley. Demolished. M. Bence-Jones, A Guide to Irish Country Houses, London, 1988.

NEWTOWNARDS dow Rosemount

Montgomery 11762

Built by William Montgomery. M. Bence-Jones, A Guide to Irish Country Houses, London, 1988.

NEWTOWNARDS dow Mount Stewart

Stewart 1803+

Built by the 1st Marquess of Londonderry, Castlereagh's father. Enlarged ca. 1825. M. Bence-Jones, A Guide to Irish Country Houses, London, 1988. National Trust. E.Vane-Tempest-Stewart, Mount Stewart. Belfast, 1956.

PORTAFERRY dow Portaferry House

Nugent 1821

Built by the Nugents. M. Bence-Jones, A Guide to Irish Country Houses, London, 1988.

PORTAFERRY dow Quintin Castle

Ancketill 1820+

M. Bence-Jones, A Guide to Irish Country Houses, London, 1988.

RATHFRYLAND dow Tullymore Park

Jocelyn 1750?

Owned by the Earl of Clanbrassil - Thomas Milton, A Collection of ... Views ... Seats ... Ireland. [1790?].

ROSSTREVOR dow Rosstrevor House

Ross 1820+

Owned by Maj Gen Robert Ross, who fought in the American War of 1812-14. M. Bence-Jones, A Guide to Irish Country Houses, London, 1988.

SAINTFIELD dow Saintfield House

Price 1750+

Built by Francis price. M. Bence-Jones, A Guide to Irish Country Houses, London, 1988.

SCARVA dow Scarvagh House

Reilly 1717

Built by Miles Reilly. M. Bence-Jones, A Guide to Irish Country Houses, London, 1988. Also called Scarva House. J.B. Burke, Visitation, 2nd Series, II, 1855, 93.

SEAFORDE dow Seaforde House

Forde 1810+

Built by Col Mathew Forde. M. Bence-Jones, A Guide to Irish Country Houses, London, 1988.

STRANGFORD dow Castleward

Ward 1760?

Built by Bernard Ward, 1st Viscount Bangor to replace an earlier house. Seat of the Ward family, Viscounts Bangor. Irish National Trust. Bence-Jones, Guide, 1988. National Trust. D. Guiness, Irish Houses, 1971, 93. T.U. Sadleir, Georgian Mansions in Ireland, 1915, 43.

STRANGFORD dow Strangford House

Norris - Nugent 1789

Built by a Customs-collector called Norris. Later owned by the Nugent family. M. Bence-Jones, A Guide to Irish Country Houses, London, 1988.

WARINGSTOWN dow Waringstown House

Waring 1667

Built by William Waring. M. Bence-Jones, A Guide to Irish Country Houses, London, 1988. In the Waring family till 1968.

WARRENPOINT dow Narrow Water Castle

Duff 1836+

Built by Thomas Duff of Newry, incorporating an earlier house called Mount Hall. M. Bence-Jones, A Guide to Irish Country Houses, London, 1988

 

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