This old building was once a bishops house, well more of a palace. I took this quote from a local archialogical website ‘bnfc’.
The fine three storey house beside the graveyard is an elaboration of an early 17th century Bishop’s Palace and it gazes along the straight avenue to west which continues towards Castle Dobbs across the county road. A defensive bawn was built around the garden at that time and one circular flanking tower, later converted to a dovecot, remains of an original four. A clear survival of the 17th century formal garden is a stretch of silted up canal. Jonathan Swift author of Gulliver’s travels lived nearby while rector of Ballycarry but unfortunately his house was demolished in the 1950s.
As usual I’ll let the pictures do the talking, enjoy and thanks for your continued interest.
Enjoy the rest of your weekend and check back soon for more photographic wanderings.