The Entrance Facade from the Apr 15, 1893 issue of "The Illustrated London News"
The Garden Facade from the Apr 15, 1893 issue of "The Illustrated London News"
The Duke and Duchess of York (later George V and Queen Mary) at a Mount Stewart garden party. From the Sep 18, 1897 issue of "The Illustrated London News."
Sargent's portrait of the 6th Marquess of Londonderry at the coronation of Edward VII, 1902. This portrait formerly hung in the Ballroom at Londonderry House; it is today in the collection of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.
Frances Anne, Marchioness of Londonderry, at the coronation of William IV, Alexandre-Jean Dubois-Drahonet, 1831. On loan to the V&A.
The Londonderry Siberian Amethyst Tiara, 1916. On loan to the V&A by the Marquess of Londonderry.
The Londonderry Tiara, English, 1885. On loan to the V&A by the Marquess of Londonderry.
Londonderry Star of the Order of the Garter, English, 19th century. On loan to the V&A by the Marquess of Londonderry.
The Londonderry Vase, Sèvres, 1813. Today in the collection of the Art Institute of Chicago
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 WyattDate: 1783
Architect: George Dance, Jr.Date: 1804-05
Architect: John FergusonDate: 1804-05
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
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.)
Book Type: Hardback
House Listed: Grade A
Park Listed: Unknown
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