Irish Landmarks – Barbican – July 2015 – Issue 241


The Barbican

Positioned beyond an old stone bridge over the Glenarm River, the Barbican is a charming building with gothic windows and a stone turret staircase that is set at the entrance of Glenarm Castle Estate.

Romantic in appearance and setting, and approached by a bridge over the Glenarm River, the Barbican Gate is fashioned from coursed rubble basalt with red ashlar sandstone dressings. Designed by William Vitruvius Morrison and built in 1825, it comprises of a three-storey main block with a taller turret staircase to the west and a lower, two-storey wing to the east. The turret staircase leads to the flat roof of the main block which affords significant views of the surrounding countryside.

Read more in the July 2015 issue.


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