The double return Imperial staircase in Crom Castle, County Fermanagh. The house was designed in the mid-1830s by Edward Blore, a protégé of Sir Walter Scott who specialised in Gothic Revival architecture. Here a mixture of timber and plaster was employed to create a feather-light sequence of soaring arcades in the late Perpendicular style leading up to an octagonal lantern.
I read that Crom has been used as Blandings for a new TV series.
The text on this one appeared in Times New Roman font (or similar). Not entirely satisfactory – but maybe it’s just my machine.
No, I agree but sometimes my server (wordpress) takes a mood and decides to change the font, and I haven’t yet discovered how to un-change it! Apologies, it is unsatisfactory…
I believe this house did not have electricity until the 1950s
True, but neither did large swathes of Ireland (electricity didn’t reach some parts until even later…)
What fun to see these photos, as I just had the privilege of visiting Crom Castle a couple of weeks ago!
I wish I didn’t have electricity sometimes.