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Brief description of site

Barons Court is set in a landscape park incorporating three lakes. The mid-19th-century parterre is gone. There is a maintained woodland garden, and there are terraces at the house with a planted area under development. There are mature trees in the deer park.

Brief history of site

The demesne was established in the 16th century. The Hamilton family built a castle and bawn at Derrywoone, within the present demesne, in 1612. In the 1740s a Palladian villa was built on another site. Tree planting began in 1746, and a deer park was formed in 1751. A new house on another site was begun in 1767. This was progressed from 1779 and completed in 1782. The park was landscaped at this time. Further additions to the house were made in the 1790s. The house was further remodelled in the 1830s. In the 1840s the park was extended and redesigned. In the mid-19th century a parterre was laid out on the west front. A terraced garden was laid out in 1876 on the south front. In 1946 the house was reduced and remodelled.

Location information:

Address: Newtownstewart, CountyTyrone, BT78 4EZ

Locality: Newtownstewart

Local Authorities:

Strabane

Historical County: Tyrone

OSNI Discoverer map sheet number: 12 Grid Ref: H362828
Latitude: 54.692 Longitude: -7.43938

Directions:

Three miles south-west of Newtownstewart on the B84.

Visitor facilities

Opening contact details:

The estate is open to paying visitors for a wide range of recreational activities.

Key information:

Form of site: landscape park

Purpose of site: Ornamental

Context or principal building: house

Site first created: 1550 to 1612

Main period of development: 18th century

Survival: Extant

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