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Brief description of site

The present house of 1730 stands in a splendid position overlooking Belfast Lough and the County Down shore. Features include woodland, parkland and avenue trees with vestiges of a formal garden for the early house. There is a landscape park for the 18th-century house with a lake, a bridge and a cascade.

Brief history of site

This is a 16th-century site. The 17th-century house stands in ruins. The present house was built in 1730, with a contemporary landscape park. There are also remnants of earlier layouts.

Location information:

Address: Carrickfergus, County Antrim, BT38

Locality: Carrickfergus

Local Authorities:

Carrickfergus

Historical County: Antrim

OSNI Discoverer map sheet number: 15 Grid Ref: J444907
Latitude: 54.7435 Longitude: -5.75846

Directions:

Three miles north-east of Carrickfergus off the A2.

Key information:

Form of site: landscape park

Purpose of site: Ornamental

Context or principal building: house

Site first created: After 1500

Main period of development: Early 18th century

Survival: Extant

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