H6159 : St John's Castle at Greenhill Ballygawley

taken 16 years ago, near to Ballygawley, Northern Ireland

St John's Castle at Greenhill Ballygawley
St John's Castle at Greenhill Ballygawley
Originally known as Ballygawley Park House. It is located on the A5 on the Omagh side of the town, this building is all but a shell, though the fašade is intact. Owned by Sir John Marcus Stewart, BART, D.L. c.1870, Ballygawley Park was originally the Harvey home in Tullygliss. John Stewart (1757-1825) was Attorney General for Ireland in 1799 and, for his services at the time of the Union, he was Knighted in 1803. His mother was Sarah Hamilton, and it was Hamilton-Gorge's property, that Sir John Stewart took over in 1811, when he bought Ballygawley. He took up residence and renamed the house Greenhill. The demesne in the North West he called Ballygawley Park. It was between 1825 and 1833 that the present imposing mansion was built to designs of John Hargrave of Cork for Sir Hugh Stewart, 2nd Baronet. The house was owned by Hugh McLauren who owned a jam business in County Antrim but it was destroyed by fire in the 1920s, and it remains a most impressive ruin for the passers by travelling on the A5. The Stewarts lived in the house for just ninety years.
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Wednesday, 22 June, 2005   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 12 September, 2005
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Castle > Castle   (more nearby)
Subject Location
Irish: geotagged! H 610 590 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:28.5647N 7:3.5773W
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Irish: geotagged! H 609 587
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North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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