Noel French’s Meath Houses
This is not an architectural history, more of a social history with bits and pieces. Much more information and photographs are available – see Sources and Further information below.
Corrections, Comments very welcome.
I have tried to acknowledge sources and photos, if there is somewhere I have not please accept my apology, it was not done intentionally, let me know and I will correct it or delete it, whichever you like.
Original spellings have been used in most places so place names may have different spellings within the same section.
Some families may have connections to a number of houses as families intermarried so you may find some information on a family in one house and then more in another section.
Further Information and Sources:
http://www.buildingsofireland.ie/ National Inventory of Architectural Heritage
http://archiseek.com Buildings of Ireland Architecture and buildings of Ireland including demolished buildings and unbuilt proposals.
1910 & 1911 Census
Christine Casey & Alistair Rowan, The Buildings of Ireland: North Leinster (1993)
Maurice Craig, Classic Irish Houses of the Middle Size (1976)
Mark Bence-Jones, Burke’s Guide to Country Houses: Ireland. Volume 1 of Burke’s Guide to Country Houses, Burke’s Peerage, 1978
Kevin Mulligan’s Buildings of Meath (2001)
Ordnance Survey Field Name Book for Co. Meath 1835-36,
Samuel Lewis Topographical Dictionary of Ireland (1837)
Art Kavanagh, The Landed Gentry and Aristocracy of Co Meath, Volume I (2005)
Return of Owners of Land of One Acre and Upwards in Ireland, 1876
Dictionary of Irish Architects: http://www.dia.ie/architects/
Peter Bamford’s website on the Bomford family
Local Studies Section, Meath County Library, Navan, Co. Meath
And many other sources.