J6268 : Ballywalter Park

taken 6 years ago, near to Ballywalter, Northern Ireland

Ballywalter Park
Ballywalter Park
West face of Ballywalter Park.
Ballywalter Park
Country house just outside Ballywalter, it was constructed 1846-52 by Sir Charles Lanyon for the Mulholland family, the descendants of whom remain in ownership today.
Surrounded by a large estate, the house saw action as a military hospital during WW1 and various military units were stationed in the outbuildings and stables during WW2.
Almost abandoned and demolished in the 1950s, the house was saved by Sir John Betjeman who, on a visit to Henry, 4th Baron Dunleath, and his wife Dorinda, managed to convince them to save the house. It has now undergone extensive renovations.
Still in private ownership today, the house and grounds are usually only open to the general public during the European Heritage Open Days in September each year. A game fair, usually held on the estate each May, also offers a chance to visit but a fee is charged.
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Date Taken
Saturday, 8 September, 2012   (more nearby)
Tuesday, 18 September, 2012
Geographical Context
Coastal  Historic sites and artefacts  Village, Rural settlement  Housing, Dwellings  Country estates 
Place (from Tags)
Ballywalter  Ballywalter Park 
Subject Location
Irish: geotagged! J 623 680 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:32.0588N 5:29.5367W
Camera Location
Irish: geotagged! J 622 680
View Direction
East-southeast (about 112 degrees)
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Other Tags
EHOD  European Heritage Open Day 

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