Thursday, 25 September 2014
The National Trust's Northern Ireland autumn and winter newsletter has a very interesting section about the continuing restoration of Mount Stewart House, County Down.
A formerly blocked-up window has been discovered in the Genoa bedroom.
This was once Lady Londonderry's bedroom; and then her daughter, Lady Mairi Bury, used it.
The blocked-up area behind the bed was revealed as having been a fully-functioning sash window.
There is a signature etched into the paintwork which dates to 1883.
As a consequence of this discovery, the Genoa bedroom now has four windows.