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Architectural Information
  • Building type: Hall
  • Date of construction: 1866
  • Architect: Not Assigned
  • Listing: B1
  • HB/SMR Ref: HB24/16/007
  • 2nd Survey by EHS: Yes
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Former Orphanage, Comber Road, Ballygowan, BT23 5TN

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Former Orphanage, Comber Road, Ballygowan, BT23 5TN

Three storey plus attic, 11 bay, in mildly Scottish Baronial style, 7 bay central range with projecting gabled wing at either end, with crow step gables. Central square tower with clockface and battlement, stone staircase up to recessed doorway. Rusticated windows, sandstone cills and dressing on wings. Pitched slate roof. Rough-cast at rear with outbuilding

Building Stone Information

Stone Type Category: Greywacke
Primary Stone Type: Greywacke
Secondary Stone Type: Scrabo Sandstone
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Stonework Construction: Random-coursed rock-faced
Stonework Condition: Primary stone is in good condition with no significant evidence of deterioration. Sandstone shows some evidence of surface loss primarily through granular disintegration and occasional flaking
Condition Assessment (QUB): 1


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