Fermanagh Gold Introduction

Associated Families: ARCHDALE

A noble house of 1773 on the shores of Lough Erne, built by Col. Mervyn Archdale to replace a "Plantation Castle" originally built by John Archdale 1615.

3 storeys over basement; 6 bay entrance front with 2 bay breakfront centre; tripartite doorway with Ionic pilasters, entablature and pediment, the latter breaking forwards on 2 Ionic columns to form a porch, which appears to have been a subsequent alteration. 3 bay side elevation, the bottom storey having Venetian windows with Gothic astragals in its outer bays.  Bold, rusticated quoins; solid rof parapet.

Derelict since 1959 and now ruinous.







Source: Burke's Guide to Country Houses: Volume I Ireland pp. 61