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Architectural Information
  • Building type: Country House
  • Date of construction: 1775-84
  • Architect: Michael Shanahan
  • Listing: B+
  • HB/SMR Ref: HB03/12/015
  • 2nd Survey by EHS: No
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Ruins of a large country house. Main front has a central 3 bay section and a 3 bay canted section either side. Central square-topped doorway with scroll brackets, large rectangular window recesses, slightly smaller on first floor. Shallow Greek pilasters interspersed with windows, crocket half-capitals. Vast fortified basalt outbuildings attach to the North side of the palace (listed separately)

Building Stone Information

Stone Type Category: Buff-Pink Sandstone
Primary Stone Type: Barony Glen Sandstone (Dungiven)
Secondary Stone Type: Ballycastle Sandstone
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Stonework Construction: Coursed plain ashlar
Stonework Condition: Sandstone blockwork is in reasonable condition but with some evidence of block deterioration and surface loss through bedding-plane erosion and granular disintegration.
Condition Assessment (QUB): 2


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