- Stewart Castle
Stewart Castle (also known as Newtownstewart Castle) is situated in
Newtownstewart, County Tyrone, Northern Ireland. It was built in 1619by Sir Robert Newcomen in an English manor house style. It suffered extensive damage during the Irish Rebellion of 1641and its subsequent capture by Sir Phelim O' Neill, and in 1689on King James' return from the Siege of Derry. King James ordered the Stewart Castle, and the town, to be burnt down. In the main street a piece of the castle wall still stands.
Newtownstewart Plantation castle is a State Care Historic Monument in the
townlandof Newtownstewart, in Strabane District Councilarea, at grid ref: H4020 8583. [cite web | title=Newtownstewart Castle | work=Environment and Heritage Service NI - State Care Historic Monuments | url=http://www.ehsni.gov.uk/state_care_monuments_2007.pdf | accessdate=2007-12-04]
Bronze Agecist grave was found at the castle site. It was excavated in 1999.
Castles in Northern Ireland
* [http://www.xs4all.nl/~tbreen/PAISN/3-CIST.html Bronze Age burial cist - Newtownstewart]
* [http://www.discovernorthernireland.com/product.aspx?ProductID=3500 Stewart Castle]
* [http://www.countytyrone.com/ County Tyrone.com]
* [http://cloghmore.bravepages.com/tyrone/newtownstewart.html Newtownstewart Castle]
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