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Crom Castle (Crum Castle)

  • Earlier Houses: The ruins of the old castle, a tower house, remain on the Crom Estate.

    Built / Designed For: John Crichton, 3rd Earl Erne

  • Architect: Edward Blore

    Date: 1832-38
    Designed: House for 3rd Earl Erne

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  • 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. 203, 1855.

  • House Listed: Scheduled Historic Monument

    Park Listed: Unknown

  • "Blandings" (2012 - BBC TV series, as Blandings Castle).
  • Current Seat / Home of: John Henry Michael Ninian Crichton, 7th Earl Erne; Crichton family here since 1609.

    Past Seat / Home of: SEATED AT EARLIER HOUSE: Balfour family, until 1609. SEATED AT CURRENT HOUSE: John Crichton, 3rd Earl Erne, 1838-85; John Henry Crichton, 4th Earl Erne, 1885-1914; John Henry George Crichton, 5th Earl Erne, 1914-40; Henry George Victor John Crichton, 6th Earl Erne, 1940-2015.

    Current Ownership Type: Individual / Family Trust

    Primary Current Ownership Use: Private Home

    Ownership Details: The west wing can be booked as holiday accommodation.

  • House Open to Public: By Appointment

    Phone: 02867-738-004

    Email: info@cromcastle.com

    Website: https://cromcastle.com/

    Historic Houses Member: No