Dungannon RIC Station & Barracks

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Overview

Nation   England

County   Tyrone

Location   Market Square,  Dungannon

Map location   exact or closely approximate

Year opened   1871

Year closed   1982

Century of Operation   1800-1899

Building Type   Police Station and Barracks

Remarks   This entry has several accompanying photographs. Please click 'View More Images' below to see them all

Description

'The unusual design of the barracks has dominated the town skyline and puzzled visitors ever since it was built in 1871...Designed by architect James Higgens Owen, who was renowned for his daring and flamboyance, the building owes its castle-like appearance to his attempt to combine it as a defensive post and police barracks while incorporating elements of the Scottish Baronial style [but it is believed that] the plans were mixed up with those of a barracks that was supposed to be built in the Khyber Pass, which got in its stead a whitewashed, slate roofed, wooden-shuttered country police station with a fireplace...The four-storey listed building has a gabled tower, gabled wings with crow stepped gables, and a turret. It was closed in 1982 with the opening of the new police station in Dungannon in 1982... '

Mid-Ulster Mail, 'Battle to save iconic Dungannon landmark haunted by grisly ghost of the "Black Sergeant"', 17 June 2016

Featured Images

  • Royal Ulster Constabulary Barracks, DungannonPhoto © Aiden Cooke
  • RIC Cell, DungannonPhoto © Aiden Cooke
  • Market Square, DungannonPhoto © National Library of Ireland, NLI Ref: L_CAB_02160
  • RIC Barracks interiorPhoto © Aiden Cooke
  • RIC Barracks, DungannonPhoto © Aiden Cooke
  • RIC Barracks, interior 2Photo © Aiden Cooke
  • RIC Barracks, exterior staircasePhoto © Aiden Cooke

Description: Royal Ulster Constabulary Barracks, Dungannon

Photo by: Photo © Aiden Cooke

Description: RIC Cell, Dungannon

Photo by: Photo © Aiden Cooke

Description: Market Square, Dungannon

Photo by: Photo © National Library of Ireland, NLI Ref: L_CAB_02160

Description: RIC Barracks interior

Photo by: Photo © Aiden Cooke

Description: RIC Barracks, Dungannon

Photo by: Photo © Aiden Cooke

Description: RIC Barracks, interior 2

Photo by: Photo © Aiden Cooke

Description: RIC Barracks, exterior staircase

Photo by: Photo © Aiden Cooke

SOURCES

    Mid-Ulster Mail, 'Battle to save iconic Dungannon landmark haunted by grisly ghost of the "Black Sergeant"', 17 June 2016

  • https://www.midulstermail.co.uk/news/battle-to-save-iconic-dungannon-landmark-haunted-by-grisly-ghost-of-the-black-sergeant-1-7436713

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