J4363 : Former orphanage, Ballygowan (2)
taken 5 years ago, near to Ballygowan, Northern Ireland
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.
- Grid Square
- J4363, 15 images (more nearby )
- Albert Bridge (find more nearby)
- Image classification?
- Supplemental image
- Date Taken
- Saturday, 21 January, 2012 (more nearby)
- Saturday, 21 January, 2012
- Geographical Context
- Subject Location
Irish: J 432 638 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:30.1807N 5:47.3923W
- Camera Location
- Irish: J 432 638
- View Direction
- North-northwest (about 337 degrees)
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