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Garron Tower (also known as St. Macnissi's College)

Introduction

The house was built as a summer residence in 1848 on a plateau above the County Antrim coast. There are shelter trees, a noted Eucalyptus globulus of 1857, formal lawns above sham battlements, and a gate lodge. The site is now St. Macnissi's College.

Visitor Access, Directions & Contacts

Directions

Four miles north of Carnlough on the A2.

History

Period

Victorian (1837-1901)

Associated People
Features & Designations

Designations

  • Environment and Heritage Service of Northern Ireland Heritage Gardens Inventory

  • Reference: An 031

Features

  • Gate Lodge
  • House (featured building)
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  • Shelter Belt
  • Specimen Tree
  • Description: A noted Eucalyptus globulus.
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  • Lawn
Key Information

Type

Formal Garden

Purpose

Ornamental Garden

Principal Building

House

Period

Victorian (1837-1901)

Survival

Extant

References

References