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Mount Merrion House - Map

Map of area round Mount Merrion House, Mountmerrion (or Callary) townland, Taney par, Co.Dublin.



Mount Merrion.
School to SW. Church centre W.
Deerpark far W.
Lodge on N side of car park.
Stables on S side of car park.
Avenue to E.
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From Google Maps.




As you go up the E Avenue (up the hill, heading W, heading inland), you have:
  1. On the LHS (i.e. on the S side) - The stables (mostly survive)
  2. On the far LHS (that is, SW of the stables) - The gardens (gone, though a green area survives)
  3. In the middle at the top of the avenue - The new church
  4. On the RHS (to the N) - "The Lodge" (survives)
  5. On the far RHS (to the N) - The main block (gone)
  6. Further up the hill (further W) - The Deer Park


 

Part of the parish of Taney in the [Down Survey, 1655 to 1658]. E (sea) is up.
1st Viscount Fitzwilliam holds Owenstown (plot 4, this is Mount Merrion).
2nd Viscount Fitzwilliam holds Dundrum (plot 1).
Merrion Castle and the sea are visible in top left.
This is part of the larger map of Donnybrook and Taney. From TCD.



Mount Merrion on the Dublin to Wexford road in 1777.
Up is South.
Page 140 in [Taylor and Skinner, 1777].
See other scan (and full size).



Map of Mount Merrion House and estate, 1806, by William Ashford.
N is to the right.
Clearly showing the front (E) avenue and also the N avenue.
Stillorgan Rd at bottom.
Used here with the kind permission of the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge.



Mount Merrion on 1829 to 1842 map.
This map is a bit inaccurate. It does not show the second (diagonal) avenue up to the house, which appears on both earlier and later maps.



Mount Merrion on 1887 to 1913 map.
Note the stables are not symmetrical. The RHS stable block is bigger.


 

Mount Merrion from the air, post-1976 (Community Centre exists).
Stables bottom L, garden wall centre L, Lodge bottom C, new church centre R, new school top R, Deerpark top R.
See full size.
Formerly at Chapters of Dublin History by Ken Finlay.







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