Twitter Facebook Vimeo Youtube Google Plus Pinterest Tumblr

1825 – Purdysburn House, Newtownbreda, Co. Down

Architect: Thomas Hopper

0010

Described simple as “Purdysburn, the splendid mansion of Narcissus Batt, Esq., built after a design by Hopper” in Samuel Lewis, A Topographical dictionary of Ireland (1837). When two of the Batt daughters, who were due to inherit the estate, decided they did not want to live there, it prompted the owner Narcissus Batt to donate the property to the Hospital Commissioners.

It was decided that Purdysburn should become an asylum for the “lunatic poor” and it opened in 1985. The were further buildings erected on the estate for the hospital through the first two decades of the twentieth century. The house was demolished in 1965.

Read previous post:
1335 – Market Cross, Kilkenny, Co. Kilkenny

From the Transactions of the Kilkenny Archaeological Society, 1843: "This interesting monument, which was erected in 1335, stood in the...

Close