The Hezlett house, Castlerock is a picturesque thatched cottage dating back to 1691. It is one of the oldest vernacular domestic buildings in Northern Ireland.
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When it was built it was known as the Glebe house or Rectory. It was used as the Rector’s home until a grander house was built in 1774. It is a remarkable survival for the cruck design of the original oak roof. It is thatched , restored with period furniture in mid-Victorian style and cared for by the National Trust. Guided tours of the house bring to life through story and objects, the experiences of a past era.The house also is home to the Downhill Marbles collection, surviving treasures from the Bishop of Derry’s journeys abroad.Sourced from: