Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Selected: CO. KILDARE, OLDTOWN HOUSE

Name: BURGH, THOMAS
Building: CO. KILDARE, OLDTOWN HOUSE
Date: 1721?
Nature: Palladian house believed to have been designed by TB for himself on land acquired from 1696 onwards.   Only partly completed
Refs: Unsigned, undated elevation of single-storey wing formerly at Oldtown House (with other drawings for ancillary buildings) repr. Mark Bence-Jones,  Burke‚Äôs Guide to Country Houses. Volume I, Ireland. (London, 1978),  photograph in IAA Box Files (drawing is annotated by Florinda Gardiner:'Office, Oldtown (now the House) formerly among my father's papers , built I believe in 1721 see back of this paper');  Rolf Loeber, A Biographical Dictionary of Architects in Ireland 1600-1720 (1981), 36.

Name: BUTLER, JOHN GEOFFREY
Building: CO. KILDARE, OLDTOWN HOUSE
Date: 1950s
Nature: Conversion of wing into main house after destruction of latter by fire, for - Burgh.
Refs: Information from John Meagher, Naas, 5 Feb 1996.