formerly SPRING GROVE, Rosslea
A Georgian house of 2 storeys
over a basement, enlarged and altered mid -C19 by John Madden,
when a 3rd storey was added, as well as a large single-storey
wing; also a pedimented and pilastered porch, not centrally
placed, and a 2 storey curved bow on the entrance front; and a
pedimented projection of full height on each of the two other
Both the main block and the
single-storey wing - which contained a dining hall cum ballroom 90
feet long - had eaved roofs on bracket cornices. Stables with
cupola at side of house.
The house was largely gutted by
fire in 1885, and the parts that suffered were demolished ca 1914;
the rest being converted for the use of the Forestry Commission.
The estate remained in the family until 1930s when part of it was
sold; further sales taking place from 1942 onwards.
Burke's Guide to Country Houses: Volume I Ireland pp. 247