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1850 – Middleton Park, Castletown Geoghegan, Co. Westmeath

Architect: George Papworth


Middleton Park House was built by George Boyd-Rochfort in 1850 and designed by leading Irish architect George Papworth. Drawings of part of the interior were exhibited by Papworth during the Royal Hibernian Annual Exhibition of 1850. Amongst the finest features of thehouse are its under-floor heating system, stone bifurcated staircase leading to the Gallery Landing and three story high atrium lantern located in the Main Hall. The house and estate remained in the Boyd-Rochfort family until the early 1960s when it was sold. Since then it has seen many owners, and it is now an hotel.

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