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Ireland

Mount Stewart

  • House & Family History: Mount Stewart was Lord Castlereagh's childhood home.

    Comments: The garden at Mount Stewart is considered one of the greatest of the 20th century.

  • Garden & Outbuildings: The gardens at Mount Stewart, primarily planted in the 1920s, are world famous for their sub-gardens, which include the Italian Garden, the Shamrock Garden, the Spanish Garden, the Sunken Garden, the Dodo Terrace, the Fountain Pool, and Lily Wood. In 1999 the Mount Stewart Gardens were added to the tentative list as a future United Nations World Heritage Site. Athenian Stuart designed the famous Temple of the Winds in the 1780s as a banqueting hall. In 1957 the garden was given to the National Trust; in 1977 the House and its contents were also given to the trust. The Estate today stands at 950 acres.

  • Architect: James Wyatt

    Date: 1783
    Designed: Alterations to House and new Stables for 1st Marquess of Londonderry (probably not executed)

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    Architect: George Dance, Jr.

    Date: 1804-05
    Designed: West Wing for 1st Marquess of Londonderry

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    Architect: John Ferguson

    Date: 1804-05
    Designed: Executant architect for George Dance's West Wing

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    Architect: James Stuart

    Date: 1782-83
    Designed: Temple of the Winds for 1st Marquess of Londonderry

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  • Country Life: LXXVIII, 357, 1935. CLXVII, 646, 754, 1980.

  • Title: Biographical Dictionary of British Architects, 1600-1840, A - SOFTBACK
    Author: Colvin, Howard
    Year Published: 1995
    Reference: pgs. 291-292, 942, 1116
    Publisher: New Haven: Yale University Press
    ISBN: 0300072074
    Book Type: Softback

    Title: Debrett's Peerage and Baronetage, 1990
    Author: Kidd, Charles; Williamson, David (Editors)
    Year Published: 1990
    Reference: pg. P 762
    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

  • "Antiques Roadshow" (2003 - BBC TV, episodes 26.15 & 26.16). "Dracula Untold" (2014 - as the grounds of Dracula's castle).
  • Past Seat / Home of: Robert Stewart, 1st Marquess of Londonderry, late 18th-early 19th centuries; Robert Stewart, Viscount Castlereagh, later 2nd Marquess of Londonderry, 19th century; Charles William Vane, 3rd Marquess of Londonderry, 19th century; George Henry Robert Charles William Vane-Tempest, 5th Marquess of Londonderry, 19th century; Charles Stewart Henry Vane-Tempest-Stewart, 7th Marquess of Londonderry, 20th century. Lady Mairi Bury, until 2009.

    Current Ownership Type: The National Trust

    Primary Current Ownership Use: Visitor Attraction

  • House Open to Public: Yes

    Phone: 02842-788-387

    Fax: 02842-788-569

    Email: mountstewart@nationaltrust.org.uk

    Website: https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk

    Historic Houses Member: No