Sunday, 12 January 2014

Downhill Pictures

DOWNHILL HOUSE, near Castlerock, County Londonderry, taken at the latter part of the 19th century.

The mansion house was built for the Rt Rev and Rt Hon Frederick Augustus [Hervey], 4th Earl of Bristol and Lord Bishop of Derry, commonly known as The Earl-Bishop, in the 1770s.


Brian said...

Your pictures of Downhill House are fantastic! I have been enthralled by the Demesne since I was a child when my parents bought a Holiday Home in Castlerock. I was only up round the ruins and Black Glen last Wednesday, and at 31yrs old I am still completely mesmerized by it. Where on Earth are you finding such wonderful photos of Downhill in its former glory??? I can find plenty of information, to a point, on the history of the demesne, by as for photos, there are only a handful that I can find. The 3 new photos that you have brought to my attention of the fine residence with ivy up its Ashlar facade, and the West Side of the House with Lanyons re-designed entrance after the great fire, and the centaur the welcomed guests at the front were amazing. Can you possibly dig up any more pictures?
Kind regards,

Timothy Belmont said...

Hi Brian,

The pleasure's all mine.

If you email me at I'll provide you with details about the images.