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Architecture of Ulster

29 June 2010

1810 – Mellon Homestead, Omagh, Co. Tyrone

The centre piece of the Ulster-American Folk Park is the Mellon Homestead which is still on its original site. A traditional thatched cottage in the Ulster vernacular with a cluster of small outbuildings...

29 June 2010

1811 – Caledon House, Co. Tyrone

Architect: John Nash The estate was bought from the seventh Earl of Cork for £94,400 by James Alexander (later first Earl of Caledon) in 1776. Between 1806 and 1811 the first Earl of...

29 September 2009

1812 – Castle Leslie Gate Lodge, Glaslough, Co. Monaghan

Architect: John Nash Appealing gothick treatment for a gate lodge to the main castle. Unusual in that the main house is in a Scottish baronial style. The facade is a charming sham, a...

29 September 2009

1812 – Castle Leslie Gothic Gateway, Glaslough, Co. Monaghan

Architect: John Nash Simple yet elegant design leading to the long avenue to the castle. Now unused, the gates themselves have fallen into disrepair. There is an unusual gatehouse adjacent also designed by...

10 April 2013

1812 – Garvey House, Aughnacloy, Co. Tyrone

Architect: Francis Johnston A large three-storey, seven-bay house, for local MP, Nathaniel Montgomery Moore. The house was named after his mother’s maiden name. Ultimately the cost was said to have been £70,000, which...

17 February 2015

1812 – St. George’s, High Street, Belfast

Architect: John Bowden Described in The Dublin Penny Journal, Views in Belfast (1833), as “Situated in High-street, and erected in the years 1811-12, on the site of an old church taken down in...

29 May 2015

1814 – Former Foyle College, Derry

Architect: John Bowden Foyle College traces its origins to 1617 and the establishment of the Free Grammar School at Society Street within the city walls of Derry by Mathias Springham of the Merchant...

18 February 2014

1814 – Newbliss House, Newbliss, Co. Monaghan

An early 19th century house of two storeys with a five bay main front. The enclosed porch features two Ionic columns. Owned by the Ker family who largely developed the village of Newbliss,...

17 February 2015

1814 – Royal Academical Institution, Belfast, Co. Antrim

Architect: John Soane The Institution was founded by the public subscription of the citizens of Belfast in the early years of the nineteenth century. Designed by John Soane, after a process where he...