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Architectural Information
  • Building type: Gateway
  • Date of construction: 1611
  • Architect: Not Assigned
  • Listing: MON
  • HB/SMR Ref: ANT052:061
  • 2nd Survey by EHS: No
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Carrickfergus Town Walls and North Gate

County Antrim

Carrickfergus Town Walls and North Gate

Remains of town wall and North gate. Un-coursed basalt rubble walls. North Gateway has one tall arch for vehicles and a smaller pedestrian arch. Top of arch 'restored' with battlements, coursed plain ashlar with carved coat of arms

Building Stone Information

Stone Type Category: Basalt
Primary Stone Type: Basalt
Secondary Stone Type: Scrabo Sandstone
Other Stone Type: Giffnock Sandstone
Replacement Stone Type:
Stonework Construction: Un-coursed rubble
Stonework Condition: Basalt is in good condition but sandstone shows some evidence of deterioration through loss of surface material and some historic corner deterioration of sandstone blocks associated with the use of a 'hard' mortar.
Condition Assessment (QUB): 2

 

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