On a Date

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A date stone beneath one of the windows on the façade of the Old Rectory at Glenarm, County Antrim. It carries the year 1838 but the house is believed to be much older than this, a section to the rear likely having been built in the 17th century by a settler in the area, so perhaps the house was originally occupied by a tenant farmer before becoming a residence for the local Church of Ireland clergyman. Another date stone over the main entrance is inscribed with the year 1858, indicating further work was carried out then. The same stone reports the house was restored in 1990 by its present owner, the artist Hector McDonnell.

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One comment on “On a Date

  1. Robert Christopher Burke says:

    So pleased that, unlike so many antiquities of Ireland, this building is loved, used and cared for, so it is with trepidation I offer a gentle plea to add your piece and your history, but let those that went before speak for themselves as your’s must too someday. With regards.

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