J4363 : Former orphanage, Ballygowan (2)

near to Ballygowan, Ireland

Former orphanage, Ballygowan (2)
Former orphanage, Ballygowan (2)
The clock tower with clock (not working) and the inscription “THE TIME IS SHORT”.
Former orphanage, Ballygowan
Built in 1866 as an orphanage paid for by Alexander Orr Reid in memory of his son who died in a shooting accident. At the time Ballygowan had a population which seems to have been under 200. Listed as HB24/16/007 where the description includes “Large, austere, and some what stark and angular, four storey (3 storeys plus a ground floor ˜basement”) orphanage of c.1885, in semi-coursed basalt rubble with central five storey (bell) tower and crow-stepped gabled end bays . . . . This former orphanage with its mannerist late medieval styling and basalt facade, bears a resemblance to some of George Wilkinson’s work house ˜front buildings” of the 1840s, but is larger in scale, dwarfing its domestically sized rural village”.
Acquired by Ballygowan Presbyterian Church in 1918 and used as a school until the 1980's. Now solely the church halls.
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2012
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Saturday, 21 January, 2012   (more nearby)
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Saturday, 21 January, 2012
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Educational sites  Religious sites  Village, Rural settlement 
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Irish: geotagged! J 432 638 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:30.1807N 5:47.3923W
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Irish: geotagged! J 432 638
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