J4772 : Former quarry, Killynether, Newtownards (July 2015)

taken 6 years ago, 3 km from Comber, Northern Ireland

Former quarry, Killynether, Newtownards (July 2015)
Former quarry, Killynether, Newtownards (July 2015)
The long-abandoned Killynether quarry J4772 : Old quarry, Killynether, Newtownards, now almost concealed behind trees, seen from the seawall J5073 : Sea defences, Newtownards (4).
Killynether Wood, Newtownards


Killynether Wood forms part of the Scrabo Country Park, on high ground to the southwest of Newtownards. The area was once a quarry but the passage of time has hidden much of the disused quarry under trees. The views to Strangford Lough and across part of the Co Down drumlin belt are worthwhile (especially on a bright day). Much of the wood is on a steep to very steep hillside and is not suitable for wheelchair users or those with walking difficulties.

The wood includes a walled garden once part of the grounds of Killynether House. The house was designed, by local architect Henry Chappell, for the Marquis of Londonderry’s and extended and re-modelled in the early 1870’s. Following government use during World War II it passed to the National Trust and, after a period as a youth hostel, was demolished (with some regret) due its unsound condition.

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Date Taken
Wednesday, 15 July, 2015   (more nearby)
Submitted
Wednesday, 15 July, 2015
Geographical Context
Quarrying, Mining  Derelict, Disused 
Place (from Tags)
Newtownards 
Former (from Tags)
Quarry 
Primary Subject of Photo
Quarry 
Subject Location
Irish: geotagged! J 474 721 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:34.5675N 5:43.2386W
Camera Location
Irish: geotagged! J 500 730
View Direction
West-southwest (about 247 degrees)
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Killynether (Townland)  Disused Quarry  Trees 

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