The Market on the Hill below the castle

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Where: N Ireland, Armagh City Banbridge and Craigavon, UK

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When: Unknown

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Markethill in County Armagh may not have the usual market we would expect but has a fine faux medieval castle in it's stead - or perhaps as well? Armagh is a county of many contrasts and with a rich and varied history so no doubt the history of this place will be interesting too?

Photographer: Robert French

Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection

Date: Circa 1865 - 1914

NLI Ref: L_IMP_0913

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Owner: National Library of Ireland on The Commons
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    • 31/Mar/2023 08:06:25

    L_IMP_0914 next door, seems to be a reverse-ish view. Condensed script titling, saying "SEAT OF EARL OF GOSFORD. Co. ARMAGH. 914. W.L." See -

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    • 31/Mar/2023 08:19:01

    "The largest pile in Ireland ..." [!]

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    • 31/Mar/2023 08:31:40

    Droneview! This aspect from about 2.00 -

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    • 31/Mar/2023 08:54:26

    Flickr is sometimes amazing! There are not many photos of Gosford Castle from this front aspect; here is one dated 2005 showing decay and fire damage, before recent restoration, via

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    • 31/Mar/2023 09:52:41

    No market here, Markethill is just the name of the local village and townland. Has featured in Game of Thrones “Gosford Castle is a 19th-century country house situated in Gosford, a townland of Markethill, County Armagh, Northern Ireland. It was built for Archibald Acheson, 2nd Earl of Gosford, and designed in the Norman revival style by London architect Thomas Hopper. It is a Grade A listed building, and is said to be Ulster's largest. The Earls of Gosford occupied the castle until 1921, and the estate was later purchased by the Ministry of Agriculture to form Gosford Forest Park. The building subsequently deteriorated and in 2006 was sold to a development company who converted the castle into private dwellings.”

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    Niall McAuley

    • 31/Mar/2023 13:10:47

    6 entries in the DIA, none of them within the possible date range.

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    • 31/Mar/2023 20:08:34

    Buena serie de fotos antiguas .