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Ballyward Lodge 262

Brief Description

Ballyward Lodge is the demesne of an early-19th-century house, which is set in parkland with mature trees and views of the lake and the Mourne mountains. There is a maintained formal ornamental garden, a walled garden with an orchard, a garden house and a lodge.


The cottage orne was built about 1800.


Plant Environment

  • Plant Type
  • Flower Garden
  • House (featured building)
  • Description: Cottage orne
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  • Latest Date:
Kitchen Garden, Gate Lodge, Orchard, Garden House
Access & Directions


Four miles north-west of Castlewellan on the A50.

Detailed History

The house was built as a cottage orne in about 1800 for William Beers. It overlooks Ballyward Lake towards the Mourne Mountains. There were two later additions to the house.

The owner J.S. Higginson made alterations in the late-20th century, including a formal garden south of the house with statues and urns.

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