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Springhill House

Springhill House is a 17th Century Plantation house set in attractive gardens and parkland just outside the village of Moneymore.

When ‘Good’ Will Conyngham married Anne Upton in 1680 the marriage articles required him to build ‘a convenient house of lime and stone, two stories high with the necessary office houses’. He built a tall roofed house to which curvilinear gable ends were added in the early 18th century.

Will was a soldier who played an important part in the defence of Derry in 1689 and his blunderbuss, flintlocks and other firearms still hang in the gunroom.

The family lived at Springhill for 300 years until Captain William Lenox-Conyngham left the house and its contents to the National Trust in 1957. With the family furniture, portraits, books and papers the house is like a family storybook. There is an excellent Costume Collection on display.

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