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Architecture of Meath

25 May 2010

1450 – Bective Abbey, Bective, Co. Meath

Bective Abbey is a Cistercian abbey on the River Boyne, founded by Murchad O’Maeil-Sheachlainn in 1147 as a ‘daughter house’ of Mellifont Abbey. It is in a remarkable state of preservation. The buildings...

17 September 2012

1450 – Dunmoe Castle, Co.Meath

The four-storey castle was originally square with four round turrets at the corners. Probably of mid 15th century construction but in an earlier style. The two lower storeys were vaulted. A drawing of...

26 June 2015

1630 – Athlumney Castle. Co. Meath

Constructed over several centuries – the classic form of the fortified Irish tower house visible as part of the Jacobean mansion. The mid-fifteenth-century tower house, built by the Dowdall family, was considerably enlarged...

18 February 2014

1700 – Platten Hall, Co. Meath

Architect: Sir William Robinson Construction started circa 1700 for Alderman John Graham. According to Maurice Craig, possibly designed by Sir William Robinson. Demolished in the 1950s. Replaced by a smaller house on the...

26 June 2015

1712 – Stackallan House, Co. Meath

Stackallan House is one of the very few surviving classical Irish country houses from the early eighteenth century. The principal fa├žades to the west and south have nine and seven bays, with the...

30 September 2012

1731 – Summerhill, Co. Meath

Architect: Edward Lovett Pearce / Richard Cassels Summerhill House was a 100 roomed country house which was the ancestral seat of the Langford Rowley family. They owned large amounts of land in counties...

30 September 2014

1750 – Bellinter House, Assey, Co. Meath

Architect: Richard Cassels Bellinter House was home to the Preston family for nearly two centuries and is one of the finest examples of country architecture in Co. Meath. Bellinter House was built in...

18 February 2014

1760 – Dowth Hall, Co. Meath

Architect: George Darley Dowth Hall dates from c.1760 and was built for John, Viscount Netterville (1744-1826), and probably designed by George Darley. According to “The real delight of Dowth lies in its...

13 January 2013

1765 – Unbuilt Design for Headfort House, Co. Meath

Architect: William Chambers Chambers was paid forty guineas for this unexecuted design for a new house with 13-bay garden front, and an entrance front with a seven bay central block, colonnaded quadrants and...

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