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Drum Manor

Introduction

This is an 18th-century demesne with the shell of an 1829 house. Features include a tower of about 1869, a record-breaking Western Hemlock, a cypress walk, a terrace with a summerhouse and artificial ponds. The walled garden was planted from 1977, with a butterfly garden. The site is now a forest park.

Visitor Access, Directions & Contacts

Access contact details

Public amenity. Forest park.

Directions

Three miles west of Cookstown off the A505.

Owners

Northern Ireland Forest Service

History

Period

18th Century

Features & Designations

Designations

  • Environment and Heritage Service of Northern Ireland Heritage Gardens Inventory

  • Reference: T016

Features

  • Shelter Belt
  • Terrace
  • Summerhouse
  • Pond
  • Kitchen Garden
  • Garden House
  • Gate Lodge
  • Tower
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  • House (featured building)
  • Description: The house is ruined and only the shell remains.
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Key Information

Type

Landscape Park

Purpose

Forestry

Principal Building

House

Period

18th Century

Survival

Extant

Open to the public

Yes

References