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country houses

09 March 2013

1851 – Bylaugh Hall, Norfolk

Architect: Banks & Barry Designed by the architects Charles Barry, Jr. and Robert Richardson Banks, with William Andrews Nesfield advising on the position of the house, and laying out the grounds and gardens....

14 January 2013

1880 – Hawdon House, Hertfordshire

Architect: Ernest George & Peto “An interesting old building, bearing the date 1622 ; to this the architects have been adding a wing for Mr. Henry Eicardc, the owner. The choice of material...

14 January 2013

1832 – Donard Lodge, Newcastle, Co. Down

Architect: John Lynn, Thomas Duff, Thomas Jackson Built in 1829-32 by the 3rd Earl Annesley as a marine residence. The architect at first was John Lynn, who designed and built the garden front,...

26 November 2012

1753 – Newabbey House, Kilcullen, Co. Kildare

Small country house, rebuilt in the 1750s.

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...

31 August 2012

1820 – Rathmines Castle, Rathmines, Dublin

Described in Lewis as “Among the most conspicuous are Rathmines Castle, the residence of J. T. Purser, Esq., a castellated mansion in tastefully disposed grounds”. Described in The Dublin Penny Journal, September 14,...

23 March 2012

1825 – Design for Fota House, Co. Cork

Architect: William Vitruvius Morrison An unbuilt scheme to enlarge the 18th century house at Fota. Ultimately, the Morrisons did extend the house but in a more restrained classical scheme. This scheme by William...

23 March 2012

1823 – Ormeau House, Co. Down

Architect: William Vitruvius Morrison A long rambling Tudor mansion designed for the 2nd Marquess of Donegall on the then outskirts of Belfast, who was in exile from his creditors in England. Originally a...

21 March 2012

1806 – Shanbally Castle, Clogheen, Co. Tipperary

Architect: John Nash Shanbally Castle was built for Cornelius O’Callaghan, the first Viscount Lismore and was the largest house built in Ireland by the noted English architect John Nash. Acquired by the Irish...