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Architecture of Down

02 April 2012

1841 – Railway Station, Moira, Co. Down

Architect: John Godwin Constructed by the Ulster Railway Company during its expansion to Lurgan in 1841.

03 December 2014

1850 – Craigdarragh House, Helen’s Bay, Co. Down

Architect: Charles Lanyon Constructed around 1850 for Robert Francis Gordon, to a design by Charles Lanyon, but unfortunately the client ran into financial difficulty during construction and never occupied the house. A succession...

30 December 2012

1852 – Bangor Castle, Co. Down

Architect: William Burn This imposing building was built for Robert Edward Ward and his family in 1852. It is now (since the 1950s) the headquarters of North Down Borough Council who use the...

18 March 2013

1854 – Castlewellan, Co. Down

Architect: William Burn Constructed for the 4th Earl Annesley between 1852 and 1854 in a Scots Baronial style. Finished in granite, it’s a rather austere building despite the numerous small towers. A large...

16 October 2011

1855 – Ballyedmond Castle, Rostrevor, Co. Down

Architect: Charles Lanyon Ballyedmond Castle was a Tudor-Baronial mansion, with pointed gables, mullioned windows; a battlemented tower and conical-roofed turret. At one stage, the house was being used as a hotel. The original...

11 April 2011

1857 – Scrabo Tower, Newtownards, Co. Down

Architect: Charles Lanyon Erected in 1857, the Tower was built by local people as a monument to Charles William Stewart, 3rd Marquess of Londonderry. The marquis was a local landowner and nobleman with...

04 December 2014

1858 – Railway Station, Ballynahinch, Co. Down

Architect: Telford MacNeill Opened by the Belfast and County Down Railway on 10 September 1858, and closed to passengers 16 January 1950. The former station building and goods shed have since been converted...

10 September 2014

1860s – Presbyterian Church, Katesbridge, Co. Down

The entrance porch has been rebuilt, removing the small circular window over the entrance.

15 May 2014

1862 – Crozier Memorial, Banbridge, Co. Down

Architect: William J. Barre Crozier was a British naval officer who participated in six exploratory expeditions to the Arctic and Antarctic. He was born at Avonmore House which stands opposite his large memorial...


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