Portaferry Credit Union
In the 1800s this was the site of Portaferry’s fish market.
In 1870 the Orange Lodge in Portaferry, founded in 1798, decided to build a hall and purchased the land from the Nugent Estate. On this outcrop of rock they built what has been described as a charming red brick building, with gothic windows, nice roofline and a pretty little pinnacle spire. The design has been attributed to the architect William Batt and it was constructed by local builder, Hugh Beck. The original date slab said ‘Portaferry Orange Protestant Hall 1870.’
A ball to celebrate Queen Victoria’s diamond jubilee was held here in 1897.
The building was purchased and sympathetically restored by Portaferry Credit Union which moved into the new premises in 2008.
As an Orange Hall this building was used by the whole community, both as a snooker club and a place for social occasions and dances.