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Co. Down

01 March 2014

1870 – Burns Hotel, Shore Rd., Holywood, Co. Down

Architect: Timothy Hevey New railway hotel premises from Mr. Patrick Burns, Shore Rd., Hollywood, Co. Down. “The material used in the construction is perforated brick and Scrabo stone, the stone being introduced sparingly....

12 February 2014

1898 – Post Office, Newry, Co. Down

Architect: Robert Cochrane Quite grand and imposing post office with residence for a caretaker. Demolished and replaced by a building that can only be described as complete and utter rubbish.

30 January 2014

1730 – Tollymore Park, Bryansford, Co. Down

Architect: Thomas Wright / Charles Lanyon / James Rawson Carroll Much extended country house, around four sides of a courtyard, designed and added to by a number of architects. The original house was...

06 December 2013

1825 – Purdysburn House, Newtownbreda, Co. Down

Architect: Thomas Hopper Described simple as “Purdysburn, the splendid mansion of Narcissus Batt, Esq., built after a design by Hopper” in Samuel Lewis, A Topographical dictionary of Ireland (1837). When two of the...

03 April 2013

1899 – Victoria Home, Rostrevor, Co. Down

Architect: William J. Watson Built in the mid-1890s for the Girls Friendly Society of Ireland, who asked for and received Royal permission to call it the Queen Victoria Home in 1901. Originally known...

03 April 2013

1876 – Great Northern Hotel, Rostrevor, Co. Down

Architect: William J. Watson A large hotel facing Carlingford Lough, with a main frontage of almost 150 feet broken into a central block and two lower wings. Alongside the hotel were the Temperance...

21 March 2013

1894 – Town Hall, Newry, Co. Down

Architect: William Batt Sited on a bridge over the river, and thus straddling the two counties that Newry connects. It took two architectural competitions to decide on a design for the new town...

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...

14 January 2013

1832 – Donard Lodge, Newcastle, Co. Down

Architect: John Lynn, Thomas Duff, Thomas Jackson Built in 1829-32 by the 3rd Earl Annesley as a marine residence. The architect at first was John Lynn, who designed and built the garden front,...