Historic Environment

The White House, Ballyspurge

Ardminnan Road
BT22 1HY

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DOW 025:019

About The White House, Ballyspurge

The building is known to have been in use by the 1640s, when it was associated with a Patrick Savage. It is unclear when it was first built, as there are few similar structures elsewhere in Ulster. This gabled house is an unusual survival, combining defensive with more purely domestic features. Rectangular in plan and one and a half storeys high, it has thick walls with pistol-loops, but the windows are large and the general appearance is domestic rather than defensive. There are fireplaces in the gable walls. Attached to the west corner of the house was a bawn, of which remnants of two sides survive, including the remains of a gatehouse to the south-west.

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