J5950 : The rear of Portaferry's Market House

taken 12 years ago, near to Portaferry, Co Down, Northern Ireland

The rear of Portaferry's Market House
The rear of Portaferry's Market House
This building was built by the Savage family (prominent local landowners) in 1752. During the United Irishmen's Rebellion of 1798 (the local leader being William Steel Dickson the minister of the nearby Presbyterian chapel) the market house was defended by Captain Mathews and a platoon of Anglican yeomen supported by fire from the revenue cutter "Buckingham" moored in Strangford Lough. It now serves as a community centre.
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J5950, 351 images   (more nearby search)
Date Taken
Tuesday, 22 May, 2012   (more nearby)
Sunday, 3 June, 2012
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  City, Town centre 
Subject Location
Irish: geotagged! J 594 508 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:22.8960N 5:32.8303W
Camera Location
Irish: geotagged! J 594 508
View Direction
North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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