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The Customs House

The Customs House

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Further down English Street, number 26 was the Customs House, built in 1745 by Edward Southwell.

About this time the excise and customs of Downpatrick were said to amount to £8,000 per year, chiefly from imports of wine and spirits, timber, iron and foodstuffs, and exports of corn, linen, raw hides and tallow.

This trade, carried on through the port of Downpatrick at the Quoile Quay, about a mile from the town centre, finally came to an end in the 20th century.

Please note this is a private house.

Proceed down English Street towards the junction with Scotch Street and Irish Street.

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