The National Trust in Ulster

Details

Location

Castle Ward, Hezlett House, Mount Stewart, Springhill House

Year

1957

Source

Digitised as part of Unlocking Film Heritage

Format

16mm

colour

Length

18min 50sec

Silent

silent

Courtesy

British Film Institute, Waddell Media

Rights Holder

Waddell Media

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Description

A quirky tour of Trust properties, from international landmarks such as the Giant's Causeway, to lesser known gems like Springhill House. 

The centrepiece of this travelogue is a grand tour of Northern Ireland’s great houses. From the modesty of the 17th century, note the thatch-roofed Hezlett House, or plantation era features of Springhill, through to the ornate, late-18th and early-19th century neoclassical style of Mount Stewart and Castle Coole. 

*Commentary at beginning of track - but largely mute

Notes

Architecture buffs will perhaps find the clash of styles represented by Castle Ward particularly intriguing. The building's identity crisis is a manifestation of its owners' - Lord Bangor and his wife, Lady Ann Bligh - contrasting tastes. The result is a building that is part classicical Palladian, part Georgian Gothic. This material from the E.T. Green collection is courtesy of Waddell Media Ltd.

Credits

Digitised as part of Unlocking Film Heritage

Produced by E.T. Green

Directed and Edited by Jack Nielsen

Commentary by J. Lewis-Crosby

Music by Reggie McClure

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