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Ireland

Ballywalter Park (Springvale)

  • Earlier Houses: An early 19th century house on the site called Springvale was demolished in the mid-19th century, when the current house was built. Elements of Springvale were incorporated into the current house.

    Built / Designed For: Andrew Mulholland, mayor of Belfast.

    House & Family History: Ballywalter is particularly noted for its two-story hall, carried on Doric columns on the first floor and Corinthian columns and pilasters on the second floor. The hall, which is 60 feet long, is lit by two stained glass domes and features a stone imperial staircase with an ironwork balustrade.

    Comments: Ballywalter is considered Ireland's finest 19th century Italianate palazzo style house.

  • Architect: William John Fennell

    Date: Circa 1902
    Designed: Service Wing for 2nd Lord Dunleath

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    Architect: Charles Lanyon

    Date: Circa 1846 & 1863
    Designed: House for Andrew Mulholland (circa 1846), Billiard Room Wing and Conservatory (1863)

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  • Country Life: CXLI, 456, 516, 1967.

  • Title: Guide to Irish Country Houses, A
    Author: Bence-Jones, Mark
    Year Published: 1988
    Reference: pgs. 28-29
    Publisher: London: Constable and Company
    ISBN: 0094699909
    Book Type: Hardback

    Title: Ballywalter Park Guidebook
    Author: Lord Dunleath; Hamilton, Rosemary
    Year Published: 2003
    Reference: pg. 24
    Publisher: Co. Down: Ballwalter Park
    ISBN: NA
    Book Type: Light Softback

    Title: Debrett's Peerage and Baronetage, 1990
    Author: Kidd, Charles; Williamson, David (Editors)
    Year Published: 1990
    Reference: pg. P 398
    Publisher: London: Debrett's Peerage Limited (New York: St. Martin's Press, Inc.)
    ISBN: 0312046405
    Book Type: Hardback

  • House Listed: Grade A*

    Park Listed: Unknown

  • "Divorcing Jack" (1998). "Puckoon" (2002).
  • Current Seat / Home of: Brian Henry Mulholland, 6th Baron Dunleath.

    Past Seat / Home of: SEATED AT EARLIER HOUSE: Matthews family, early 19th century. SEATED AT CURRENT HOUSE: Andrew Mulholland, 1846-66; John Mulholland, 1st Baron Dunleath, 1866-95; Henry Lyle Mulholland, 2nd Baron Dunleath, 1895-1931; Charles Henry George Mulholland, 3rd Baron Dunleath, 1931-56; Charles Edward Henry John Mulholland, 4th Baron Dunleath, 1956-93; Michael Henry Mulholland, 5th Baron Dunleath, 1993-97.

    Current Ownership Type: Individual / Family Trust

    Primary Current Ownership Use: Private Home

  • House Open to Public: By Appointment

    Phone: 02842-758-203

    Fax: 02842-758-818

    Email: enq@dunleath-estates.co.uk

    Website: http://www.ballywalterpark.com

    Historic Houses Member: No