Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Selected: CO. DERRY, AGHADOWEY, GLEBE HOUSE (BLACKHEATH)

Name: SHANAHAN, MICHAEL [1]
Building: CO. DERRY, AGHADOWEY, GLEBE HOUSE (BLACKHEATH)
Date: 1791-94
Nature: Design attributed to MS by Rankin.
Refs: P. Rankin, Irish Building Ventures of the Earl Bishop of Derry (UAHS, 1972), 44

Name: UNKNOWN ARCHITECT
Building: CO. DERRY, AGHADOWEY, GLEBE HOUSE (BLACKHEATH)
Date: 1791-94
Nature: New 2 storey house with 3-bay front and 5-bay back built by Sir Henry Hervey Bruce, Bt, at cost of £1,756. (Sculpture of Socrates discovering Alcibiades over drawing-room mantelpiece brought from Italy by Lord Bristol; purchased by Bp. William Alexander in 1884 and brought to Armagh.)
Refs: S. Lewis, A Topographical Dictionary of Ireland (1837), I, 15; J.B. Leslie, Derry Clegy and Parishes (1937), 89; Alistair Rowan, The Buildings of Ireland: North West Ulster (1979), 105