Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Selected: CO. LONGFORD, LONGFORD, COLLEGE PARK, TEMPLEMICHAEL GLEBE HOUSE

Name: UNKNOWN ARCHITECT
Building: CO. LONGFORD, LONGFORD, COLLEGE PARK, TEMPLEMICHAEL GLEBE HOUSE
Date: 1760a
Nature: 'The glebe-house is beautifully situated…near the river Camlin, which flows through the demesne; it was built in 1760, and for its improvement various sums were expended between 1763 and 1795, amounting altogether to £2314.'(Lewis)  According to Clergy of Kilmore, Elphin and Ardagh house was built before 1760; £1,388 was spent on it in 1763 and £300 and £600 in 1799. Built by Dean Ryder (i.e. John Ryder). Described by Daniel Beaufort as a small hewn stone house with a 'neat Court before it', having 'more the appearance of an English Country House than any place I have seen'
Refs: Journal of the Rev. D.A. Beaufort, 1787; Samuel Lewis, A Topographical dictionary of Ireland (1837), II, 606;  Clergy of Kilmore, Elphin and Ardagh (Ulster Historical Foundation, 2008), 310(illus.),311;  exterior illus. in National Inventory of Architectural Heritage, http://www.buildingsofireland.ie/niah/search.jsp?type=record&county=LF&regno=13008015 (last visited, Mar 2017).