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Morris’ Country Seats

27 November 2013

1802 – Farnham House, Co. Cavan

Architect: Francis Johnston A large addition around 1802 by Francis Johnston gave the house its current form today. This is the latter day surviving Farnham House, which is now incorporated as the centrepiece...

02 February 2012

1828 – Lambton Castle, Durham

Architect: Joseph Bonomi the Elder & Ignatius Bonomi Largely constructed in its present form in the early 19th century by John George Lambton, first Earl of Durham and one-time Governor General of Canada,...

02 February 2012

1828 – Wynyard Park, Durham

Architect: Philip Wyatt Wynyard Park was the family seat of the Vane-Tempest-Stewart family, Marquesses of Londonderry, an Anglo-Irish aristocratic dynasty, but it was sold in the 1980s. The mansion was started by Benjamin...

09 December 2011

1803 – Birr Castle, Co. Offaly

Architect: Sir Laurence Parsons / John Johnston There has been a castle on the site since 1170, and from the 14th to the 17th century the O’Carroll family ruled from here over an...

30 November 2011

1781 – Baronscourt, Newtownstewart, Co. Tyrone

Architect: John Soane, Richard Morrison, William Vitruvius Morrison Originally built as a 5-bay, 3-storey house for James Hamilton, 8th Earl of Abercorn in 1781 by George Steuart. Remodelled a couple of years later...

29 November 2011

1847 – Ardtully House, Kilgarvan, Co. Kerry

Architect: Ardtully House was constructed in 1847 by Sir Richard Orpen, a Dublin based solicitor whose family had connections to the area. Built on the site of the old Ardtully castle which was...

29 June 2010

1811 – Caledon House, Co. Tyrone

Architect: John Nash The estate was bought from the seventh Earl of Cork for £94,400 by James Alexander (later first Earl of Caledon) in 1776. Between 1806 and 1811 the first Earl of...

08 January 2010

1790 – Bishops Court House, Naas, Co. Kildare

Architect: Sir Richard Morrison An early work of Richard Morrison in a classical style reminiscent of the work of James Gandon. Country house of the Earl of Clonmell.

31 December 2009

1740 – Powerscourt House, Co. Wicklow

Architect: Richard Cassels Just outside the village of Enniskerry, Powerscourt Estate dates from the mid-eighteenth century. The house was built for Richard Wingfield, a descendant of Sir Richard Wingfield, and a member of...

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