Opposite the Marina and set back from the road behind fine hedges and gardens lies the graceful curve of The Crescent.

The Crescent was created by William Ogilvie who purchased Ardglass in 1806. The varying scale of the different homes meant that the town appealed to many different classes of people. Advertisements would be placed in the national newspapers for summer residences and those who stayed a little longer got a reduction in their rent.

Many people did indeed take this offer up and  make Ardglass their home. Among the houses you would find everyone from sea captains, the local priest, to students of Mrs. Norris' finishing school for girls. On the opposite side of the road was the Petty Sessions Courthouse and the town's baths.