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National Trust, Ardress House
National Trust, Ardress House

Photo credit: National Trust Images/Andreas von Einsiedel

Ardress House, built by 1705 but modernised between 1778 and 1783 by the architect-owner George Ensor (1724–1803), which included adding a portico on the east front, and having its wall and ceilings plastered by the native stuccador, Michael Stapleton to create one of the finest Neoclassical drawing-rooms in Ireland, is, otherwise, a modest Irish country house, bought, virtually devoid of contents, from Captain Charles Howard Ensor (1878–1963), via the Ulster Land Fund, by the National Trust in 1960. The paintings come from the collection of Patrick, Earl Castle Stewart, and include a portrait of a solider by the Bolognese artist Bartolomeo Passarotti.

National Trust, Ardress House

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National Trust, Ardress House

64 Ardress Road, Annaghmore, Portadown, County Armagh BT62 1SQ Northern Ireland

ardress@nationaltrust.org.uk

02887 784753

http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/ardresshouse

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  • 20 October 2019

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