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Ballyscullion House 255

Brief Description

The site is a part-walled demesne. The ruins of the 1787 house are there, as well as the present house, which dates from the mid-19th century. There are stands of trees in the parkland including shelter belts and clumps. The site has views of Lough Beg and beyond, a folly tower and a spire on Church Island as an eye-catcher.


There has been a house and demesne here since about 1787. The original house was demolished about 1810, and the present one dates from the mid-19th century.

  • House (featured building)
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Tree Clump, Shelter Belt, Tower, Kitchen Garden, Gate Lodge
Access & Directions


The site is one mile east of Bellaghy.

Detailed History

The house and demesne were built in 1787 for Frederick Hervey, 4th Earl of Bristol and Bishop of Derry. The house, which was incomplete, was demolished around 1810. The present house was built to the design of Charles Lanyon about 1850.


  • 18th Century
  • Late 18th Century
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