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Monday, 26 September 2016

Brownlow House Part 1


Welcome to Brownlow House, or Lurgan Castle, as it was formerly called, built by the Brownlow family almost two centuries ago. Designed by Scottish architect W. Playfair, in an Elizabethan style.


It now functions as offices of The Loyal Orange Order as well as being a popular wedding venue and houses two museum exhibitions of Lurgan Protestantism and Orange Orders and a WWII museum as the house was used as a base for American soldiers in the run up to the D Day landings.

President Eisenhower even stayed two nights here as details were finalised.

The highlight for me though on our tour, was visiting the roof via the servants' stairway below.

Above the stairs was a large dome


Out on the roof top this was a shot of the lantern tower which can be seen in the first two shots of the house.


The views across the roof toward Lurgan Parish church


The chimney stacks are amazing and each one reportedly different.

The cost of renovations and maintenance is colossal but worth it to preserve such a beautiful castle.

More treasures tomorrow from Brownlow House.

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25 comments:

  1. such a beautiful castle. Great shots. I loke the tower so much!
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    susa

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  2. Amazing beauty! Oh, I would love to visit here. Your photography is extraordinary. I look forward to tomorrow!
    Have a great day.

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  3. What a humble little place. Beautiful.

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  4. Nice the have kept it alive.Many here just get sold an rebuilt

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  5. Hello, the castle is beautiful. I love the tower and the views from the roof, awesome shots. Happy Monday, enjoy your new week ahead!

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  6. Oh you keep finding these places that make me want to pick up and move! Ahhh, thanks for sharing, it's lovely.

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  7. Such a beautiful building.

    Mollyxxx

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  8. That stairwell is fairly dizzying! But those chimney's are also amazing, could you imagine just having to keep the floors clean in a house that big let alone anything else?

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  9. I like both photos of the stairway! Very nice.

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  10. The castle, tower and the views are absolutely stunning. I love roof shots, they're so different and its not a view people usually see. Great shots Christine!

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  11. Wonderful visit of a wonderful place. The pictures from the roof are fabulous.

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  12. Spectacular views booth from ground level and from above.

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  13. Love, love, love historical places like this one. Your architectural shots are pretty.

    Lisa @ LTTL (www.lisakerner-slp.com)

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  14. Such a stunning place ♥

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  15. It is a beautiful place! Thanks for showing it!

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  16. I agree!!! A place definitely worth maintaining, it's just magnificent!!

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  17. Quite imposing and regal!
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  18. Beautiful chimneys....the house is very interesting, inside and out!

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  19. Hello Christine!:) I like the chimneys too. I know that in those times, the more chimneys one had, the more affluent the owner of the house was thought to be. The overall grandness of this large house is impressive, and thank you for sharing these fine photos.

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  20. Wow, I love the tower shot and the views across the roof. Wonderful post and photos!!

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  21. WOW! Love! Thanks for sharing with us! have a great week!
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