A Light Touch

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.



8 comments on “A Light Touch

  1. I read that Crom has been used as Blandings for a new TV series.

  2. Robert Towers says:

    Dear Robert,

    The text on this one appeared in Times New Roman font (or similar). Not entirely satisfactory – but maybe it’s just my machine.


    Best, R

  3. lawrieweed says:

    I believe this house did not have electricity until the 1950s

  4. Mary Knauss says:

    What fun to see these photos, as I just had the privilege of visiting Crom Castle a couple of weeks ago!

  5. Kelly says:

    I wish I didn’t have electricity sometimes.

  6. Finola says:


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