J5074 : The Corry Mausoleum, Movilla Abbey, Newtownards

taken 11 years ago, near to Drumhirk, Newtownards and Conlig, Northern Ireland

The Corry Mausoleum, Movilla Abbey, Newtownards
The Corry Mausoleum, Movilla Abbey, Newtownards
A mausoleum, bearing the date 1860, containing the graves of various members of the Corry family. It was designed by a member of the family, John, a shipowner and unqualified architect, who also designed the former Elmwood Presbyterian church, Belfast LinkExternal link.
Movilla Abbey, Newtownards


The site dates back to the 6th century and a monastery founded by St Finian. It was attacked and plundered by the Vikings in the 9th century before being re-founded in the 12th century as an Augustinian Abbey.
The ruined church is of 13th century origin, rebuilt in the 15th century. The grounds include a graveyard in use until very recent times.
Now, unfortunately, surrounded by suburban housing.

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Thursday, 11 August, 2011   (more nearby)
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Thursday, 11 August, 2011
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Religious sites  Suburb, Urban fringe 
Subject Location
Irish: geotagged! J 503 744 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:35.7277N 5:40.4626W
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Irish: geotagged! J 503 743
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