DiCamillo Companion

Castle Coole

  • 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.

  • Architect: James Wyatt

    Date: 1790-96
    Designed: House for 1st Earl of Belmore

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  • 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

  • House Open to Public: Yes

    Phone: 02866-322-690

    Fax: 02866-325-665

    Email: [email protected]

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

    Historic Houses Member: No