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Mount Merrion House - Map

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



Close-up of Mount Merrion House on Barker's map of 1762.
Note the stables are not symmetrical. The RHS stable block is bigger.
From Mount Merrion 300. Used with permission.




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






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



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.



Original plan, not fully carried out, for Mount Merrion to consist of blocks entirely surrounding the top of the avenue.
See original.
From Mount Merrion 300. Used with permission.



Map of Mount Merrion House and estate, by Jonathan Barker, 1762.
N is to the right.
Clearly showing the front (E) avenue (now Sycamore Crescent) and also the N avenue.
See original PNG.
From Mount Merrion 300. Used with permission.



Overlay of Barker's map of 1762 with map of 1949.
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From Mount Merrion 300. Used with permission.



Sketch of Mount Merrion House, 1762.
Drawn in top LHS corner of Barker's map.
Seems to show 3 closely interconnected blocks, but think middle wall should be drawn long and thin to span a real gap in the middle.
From Mount Merrion 300. Used with permission.
See black and white scan.



Part of Pat Roe's map of the Fitzwilliam estate, 1774.
Shows Mount Merrion, Blackrock, Booterstown.
See full size. See smaller map of whole estate.
From Mount Merrion 300. Used with permission. Original in [Pembroke estate papers].



Mount Merrion House.
Detail of Pat Roe's map of 1774.
Note the stables are not symmetrical. The RHS stable block is bigger.
Mount Merrion Ave has now been completed to join the Stillorgan Rd.
From Mount Merrion 300. Used with permission. Original in [Pembroke estate papers].



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 House on 1865 map.
Note the stables are not symmetrical. The RHS stable block is bigger.
From Mount Merrion 300. Used with permission.


   
(Left) The buildings (detail from Barker's map, 1762, rotated so North is up).
Clearly shows the old garden wall, to the SW of the stables.
(Right) The area, 1865.



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



Mount Merrion on 1939 map.







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