The house from "Morris's Views of Seats," circa 1875.
An 1829 engraving of the house from "Neale's Views of Seats"
Built / Designed For: 1st Earl Belmore
Comments: Castle Coole is generally considered the finest country house in the north of Ireland.
Garden & Outbuildings: The house sits within a 1,200-acre estate.
Vitruvius Britannicus: C. New, II, pls. 65-70, 1808.
John Bernard (J.B.) Burke, published under the title of A Visitation of the Seats and Arms of the Noblemen and Gentlemen of Great Britain and Ireland, among other titles: 2.S. Vol. II, p. 216, 1855.
John Preston (J.P.) Neale, published under the title of Views of the Seats of Noblemen and Gentlemen in England, Wales, Scotland, and Ireland, among other titles: 2.S. Vol. V, 1829.
House Listed: Grade A
Park Listed: Listed
Past Seat / Home of: Armar Lowry-Corry, 1st Earl Belmore, 1795-1802; Somerset Lowry-Corry, 2nd Earl Belmore, 1802-41; Armar Lowry-Corry, 3rd Earl Belmore, 1841-45; Somerset Richard Lowry-Corry, 4th Earl Belmore, 1845-1913; Armar Lowry-Corry, 5th Earl Belmore, 1913-48; Cecil Lowry-Corry, 6th Earl Belmore, 1948-49; Galbraith Armar Lowry-Corry, 7th Earl Belmore, 1949-51.
Current Ownership Type: The National Trust
Primary Current Ownership Use: Visitor Attraction