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Architectural Information
  • Building type: Country House
  • Date of construction: 1797
  • Architect: R.F. Brettingham
  • Listing: B+
  • HB/SMR Ref: HB19/05/076
  • 2nd Survey by EHS: No
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Hillsborough Castle

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Hillsborough Castle

Large Classical style house, L-shaped in plan. Portico with paired Ionic columns with pedimented main door onto courtyard on East face. South-central pedimented portico with 4 large Ionic columns. West face central projecting gable 3 bays long. Sash windows, occasionally pedimented. Hipped slate roof

Building Stone Information

Stone Type Category: Buff-Pink Sandstone
Primary Stone Type: Sherwood Sandstone
Secondary Stone Type: Binny Sandstone
Other Stone Type:
Replacement Stone Type: English Carboniferous Sandstone
Stonework Construction: Regular-coursed plain ashlar
Stonework Condition: Sandstone blockwork is in reasonable condition but with evidence of surface roughening primarily through granular disintegration and resultant loss of architectural definition.
Condition Assessment (QUB): 2


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