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Jordan's Castle County Down.

 

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Jordan's Castle.
 

Jordan's castle situated in the village of Ardglass between Kildare street and Quay street is a 15th century tower house it is the largest of a group in the area, testifying to the importance of Ardglass as a town and port in the middle ages. The entrance is protected by a small machicolation at right angles to the main arch. The west tower contains a spiral staircase and the east tower has latrines at two levels. The ground floor roof is barrel vaulted. There are three chambers above with modern wood ceilings.

Francis Joseph Bigger bought the castle in 1911 he restored and furnished it, in 1926 he bequeathed it to the state. The figures corbels on the third floor are modern copies of 14th century figures in St

Jordan's castle held out from 1598 to 1601 against the forces of the Earl of Tyrone in rebellion against Queen Elizabeth I.

Ardglass
Co Down
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More information on F J Bigger here from the Princess Grace Library Monaco.