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Carrickfergus Castle

  •   Carrickfergus

Situated on a basalt projection from the shore, forming a rough oval in plan. Square central stone keep with an outer and inner ward defended by curtain walls of basalt rubble. Fronted by large gatehouse flanked by 2 rounded towers. Internal buildings and store houses. Many changes of use and development over the centuries.

Stone Information

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    Coursed rubble
  • Stonework Condition:
    Assorted stone types used with variable weathering response. Basalt is in good condition with isolated evidence of greening. Sandstone exhibits some evidence of surface deterioration through granular disintegration.
  • Condition Assessment (QUB):
    Stage 2 – Section specific remedial action is required but the extent of intervention should be limited because of the lack of distant involvement within façade boundaries.
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