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Co. Down

30 December 2012

1933 – Savoy Hotel, Bangor, Co. Down

Architect: John McBride Neill The Savoy Hotel was built in 1932 for Mr J. Gaston of Northern Ireland Tours and was extended and refaced in 1933 by architect John McBride Neill. It boasted...

30 November 2012

1193 – Grey Abbey, Greyabbey, Co. Down

Grey Abbey was founded in 1193, by John de Courcy’s wife, Affreca as a daughter house of Holmcultram Abbey in Cumbria. Dissolved in 1541, in the early 17th century it was granted to...

31 October 2012

1899 – Royal Ulster Yacht Club, Bangor, Co. Down

Architect: Vincent Craig Fine club building overlooking the bay. The Club building is listed by the Department of Environment as a building of historic interest.

17 October 2012

1837 – Narrow Water Castle, Warrenpoint, Co. Down

Architect: Thomas Duff A large and imposing Tudor-Revival mansion of about 1836, by Thomas Duff of Newry. Added to an existing house, Mount Hall, which was built in the 1680s. Mount Hall was...

27 September 2012

1936 – The Tonic Cinema, Bangor, Co. Down

Architect: John McBride Neill Designed by the foremost cinema architect in Northern Ireland, and considered his masterpiece, The Tonic was the largest Cinema in Ireland with 2,001 seats at the time. The Tonic...

14 September 2012

1736 – Gill Hall, Dromore, Co. Down

Architect: Richard Cassels The Gill Hall estate was named after a Captain Magill an officer in Cromwell’s Army, prior to the 1641 rebellion he is said to have obtained half the townland of...

02 July 2012

1910 – Carnegie Library & Technical School, Bangor, Co. Down

Architect: E.L. Woods One of the fine public librarys funded in part by Andrew Carnegie’s foundation, constructed started in 1909, with the building opened by Lord Londonderry in 1910. By 1919, 81 per...

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.

23 March 2012

1823 – Ormeau House, Co. Down

Architect: William Vitruvius Morrison A long rambling Tudor mansion designed for the 2nd Marquess of Donegall on the then outskirts of Belfast, who was in exile from his creditors in England. Originally a...