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Belville House, Co.Kerry



Belville House (or "Belleville" or "Belle Ville"), Lateeve townland, Killemlagh par, Co.Kerry.
Near Portmagee, on the Iveragh Peninsula.
The water to the N of the house is Portmagee Channel (the channel between Valentia Island and the Iveragh Peninsula).

The house was built by Whitwell Butler.
The house was built c.1780 [Houses of Kerry].
Whitwell Butler is listed at Belville in [Deed, 1795].

His son Whitwell Butler the younger is listed at Belville in [Leet's Directory, 1814].
He is still there in 1847.
He died 1849.

Thomas Butler died there in 1888.
James Butler living there as at 1904.

The Butler family moved out in 1979 [O'Hea O'Keeffe, 2013]. House cleared of contents. Fell into decay.
Belville House is now being restored.

  



Entrance to Belville House, Co.Kerry.
From street view.



Whitwell Butler the elder listed at Belville in [Deed, 1795].



Whitwell Butler the younger listed at Belville in [Leet's Directory, 1814].



Belville House, Co.Kerry, on 1829 to 1842 map.
See modern satellite view.



Whitwell Butler the younger listed at Belville in a list of Kerry jurors in Tralee Mercury, July 27, 1831.



Whitwell Butler the younger listed at Belville in a list of Kerry jurors in Kerry Evening Post, July 23, 1845.



"James Butler" holds Belville in [Griffiths Valuation, 1852].
Whitwell Butler died 1849.
Think this is his brother James Butler of Waterville (died 1863).



List of farmers at Portmagee in [Guy's Directory, 1893, p.67].
Shows James Butler in Lateeve townland (Belville House).



Belville House.
View in distance from S gate.
Photo 2020. See full size.
See wider shot.



Belville House.
View from N (water) side.
Photo 2020. See full size.
See shot to left.
See shot to right.



Belville House.
Wider shot from N (water) side.
Photo 2020. See full size.



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