Beginning from Seaview Heritage Centre
To explain & illustrate term ‘Glen’
Indicate/evidence development of Village towards sea.
Point out a selection window & door styles, fanlights,
coachways, plaster mouldings.
dates from 15Century
Village layout from South characterized by 2 spires either side river with wooded valley
(Glen) running back inland between sloping lands.
- 1683 Castle bridge up stream, 2 arches, built stone & random rubble, access to the Castle
- 1813 Coast Rd bridge 3 arches, Village expanding towards harbour & new Coast Rd
- Unitarian 1759 Straidkelly Rd, 2 storey, hipped roof, round headed windows, date stone
- St Patrick’s 1768 on site of Friary ruins (1465) octagonal spire with portholes, stained
- Chapel 1875 black stone with a bell-cote, narrow pointed & porthole windows with red
sandstone dressing replicated in adjacent Seaview National School 1888
- Presbyterian 1836 Altmore street, hipped roof, windows enhanced by ornate plaster
Castles, Coach ways Cobbles Barbican Gate lodge, evidence defensive features, portcullis , boiling oil holes, has a date stone. Now a self catering apartment.
4 well preserved carriageways Toberwine Street; & cobbles at Antrim Arms
5. Bank Corner Junction
Toberwine Street, Vennel , Altmore & Castle Street .
Former Belfast bank, 1 tall storey in Sandstone, now Jewellers workshop.
Former Court house, now Baptist Church opposite with Italian style tower & weather fish. , Castle Street is paved with Old School (1825)
Built in black stone with leaded windows at the bottom—now 2 apartments
6. Altmore Street window styles & shop fronts
Nos 8 &10, doorways & fanlights at 20, 22 24 & 26 in tiled, domed, webbed styles; chimney pots and original glass in No 27 the Agents House detailed in water colour above.
7. The Vennel & Springhill
The vennel & springhill narrow curving early road from Carrickfergus, terrace 2 storey houses stepped up the h ill good examples barred windows towards the top, lion headed water pumps, terrific view point down over village, Castle turrets & out to sea.
8. Mark Street Big Wall
The Big Wall to Mark Street roof level gardens to match the gradient of the slope; view restoration work to the rear of 2 Vennel properties, exceptional architecture appropriate for a charming quaint Village. Small houses in conformity along Mark Street