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Markethill Court House
Built: 1842
Architect: Thomas Duff
Type: Other
Markethill, County Armagh
Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council




The Court House in Markethill, built in 1842 to the designs of Thomas Duff, was one of the first buildings at risk to be featured in 1993. Last used as a factory, vandalism and water penetration from a leaking roof had ravaged the building prior to it being taken over by Markethill District Enterprises, a local community group.

An extensive restoration scheme was undertaken, reversing unsympathetic alterations and exploiting internal courtyards to provide additional accommodation. It has been sensitively converted into a multi–purpose hall with facilities for community groups, a restaurant and a pre–school/daycare facility.


Environment and Heritage Service; Heritage Lottery Fund; National Lottery Charities Board; International Fund for Ireland; Central Community Relations Unit; Armagh City and District Council; Armagh and District Peace and Reconciliation Partnership Board.


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