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Jordan's Tower, Ardglass

Listed under Castles & Palaces in Northern Ireland, United Kingdom.

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Ardglass has a remarkable group of 15th and 16th century embattled buildings built by merchants as their homes. The tallest and best preserved is Jordan’s Castle, a tower house which contains a hall over a vaulted cellar and two upper storeys. At the top an arch joins together two turrets on one side, one of which contains a spiral staircase and the other the latrines. Audley’s Castle not far away to the NE has a similar layout. Small tower houses with tiny projecting turrets are typical of counties Down, Louth, Meath, Kildare and Dublin.

Written by  Mike Salter.

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