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Mount Merrion House - The Deer Park

The Deer Park at Mount Merrion House.




The Deer Park on 1887 to 1913 map.




The Deer Park at Mount Merrion was landscaped by the 6th Viscount.
[Ball, vol.2, 1903] says: "Beyond the house to the west, across a smooth lawn, is a thick wood, intersected with walks and adorned with temples and rural structures of various kinds".
"Deerpark" is now a public park, opened to the public in 1971.





Overlay of Barker's map of 1762 with map of 1949.
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From Mount Merrion 300. Used with permission.
"The Shell House" was an octagonal Summer House.



Mount Merrion House.
Detail of Pat Roe's map of 1774.
In the deer park we see the 'Shell House' (where paths converge).
Below it to the left is the 'Obelisk' (which survived until 1960).
See full map.
From Mount Merrion 300. Used with permission.



Deerpark on 1829 to 1842 map.
Visible is the octagonal Summer House in the woods ("The Shell House").
Note the woods here come right up to Mount Merrion House. On earlier and later maps there is a lawn between the woods and the house. It may be that this map is inaccurate here.
Some of the paths in the park could be over 200 years old.



W end of Deerpark on map in [VO] of unclear date.
See full size.



Photo of Mount Merrion 300 exhibition map of park.
2 - Tunnel.
3 - Ice house.
4 - Obelisk.
5 - Shell house.
6 - Rocks drawn by William Ashford.
7 - Water tank.
8 - Tennis courts.
10 - Tallest tree.
11 - Tree outside church.
12 - Water pipe.



Pillar from the Shell House, Deer Park.
From Mount Merrion 300. Used with permission.



Site of the ice house, Deer Park.
From Mount Merrion 300. Used with permission.



Mount Merrion 300 exhibition has this as site of tunnel.



Foundations of water tank, Deer Park.
From Mount Merrion 300. Used with permission.


 
 

 
 

William Ashford pictures

 
 

 
 

Later pictures



Dublin Bay from the Deer Park.
From [Mount Merrion Estates, 1925-26].



The Three Rock Mountain from the Deer Park.
From [Mount Merrion Estates, 1925-26].



"Entrance to the Rock Garden".
From [Mount Merrion Estates, 1925-26].



Deer Park, Mount Merrion.
From here. Uploaded 2007.






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