LEVINGE, RICHARD (SIR)
- Born: 1724 Died: 1786
Amateur. The eccentric fourth baronet is said to have designed his own house, Levington Park, in Co. Westmeath,(1) at the time of his first marriage to Dorothea, daughter and co-heir of William Kennedy, MP, of Mallow, Co. Longford, in 1748.(2)
(1) 'W.English, MSS, var. coll. quoting J.C. Lyons, Anecdotes from the historical appendix to the Grand Juries of Westmeath, Ladeston, 1853, page 50' (IAA, Edward McParland files, Acc. 2008/44).
(2) Christine Casey & Alistair Rowan, The Buildings of Ireland: North Leinster (1993), 414, which see for a description of the house and Sir Richard's idiosyncratic innovations
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|Building:||CO. WESTMEATH, LEVINGTON PARK|
|Nature:||New housebuilt by Sir Richard Levinge, 4th Bt, to his own design.
|Refs:||J.C. Lyons, Anecdotes from the historical appendix to the Grand Juries of Westmeath (Ladeston, 1853), 50-52; Christine Casey & Alistair Rowan, The Buildings of Ireland: North Leinster (1993), 454.|