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Griffiths Valuation map of Strawhall c.1850s
Strawhall Estate was owned by Arundel Best, Esq, and he leased the estate to Henry Bruen who is also an occupier of the estate.
Strawhall estate covers the Lunatic Asylum and the County Infirmary which are located on the Athy Road.
James Heron, b.1831, lived and farmed Strawhall, Carlow.
Strawhall House is a classical composition with a house flanked by wings. The main house has a five-bay, two storey façade over a basement. The roof is high-pitched with natural slates and has end stacks. The Walls have rough-cast in recent years but the windows retain single-pane, timber sashes. The round headed, limestone door case dates from the early 19th century and has a delicate architrave and is approached up a wide flight of steps. The wings have half-hexagon bows and contain tall windows. The single bay links to the wings contain round headed door cases similar to the main door case.
The back of the house has been much altered. Across the yard is a fine range of stables which dates from the early 19th century and has a pedimented centre piece which formerly contained a tall carriage arch. The stables and house together make a very fine composition. The house dates from the mid 18th century having a high pitched roof and a rhythm to the fenestration, which dates from that period. It was remodelled and had the wings and stables added in the early 19th century – possible circa 1810. The house belonged to the Bruen Family who employed Sir Richard Morrison at Oak Park and it is possible that he had a hand in the remodelling of the house.
Former Sugar Factory, on the Athy Road, Carlow is part of the Strawhall Estate
Lime Kiln/Cooling Tower,
All that is left of the first Sugar Refnery factory in Ireland is the cooling tower which is a distinct landmark in the vicinity of Carlow Town. It is a most impressive structure. There may be similar structures in Mallow & Tuam but this was the first sugar factory in Ireland and led the way in the technology of sugar beet refining. The cooling tower has great potential as a viewing platform to see the town of Carlow and a centre for the recall of the industrial and historical past of Carlow.
Acording to KCLR Carlow County Council has decided to put the future of the Limekiln on the old Sugar Factory site to public consultation. The move was made at today’s monthly meeting where they also voted 13 for and 5 against to have it added, at least temporarily, to the proposed list of protected structures.
Former Dock, Former Sugar Factory, Strawhall
Strawhall, Carlow Businesses
There is currently a saw hill on the estate which is owned by the Lennon Bros Sawmills, Strawhall, Athy rd Carlow. In the 1911 census of Ireland there is a Mr William Wright listed who worked at the sawmills between 1880 to 1916 as a Forester and living on the Strawhall estate with his wife JuliaWright (nee Walsh), and his family. Info about Mr Wright was provided by Julia Gibson Mr Wright's Greatgrandaughter.
Griffiths Valuation of Strawhall Carlow 1852
Occupier Surname Occupier Forename County Parish BRUEN HENRY Carlow Carlow LALOR MICHAEL Carlow Carlow Unoccupied Carlow Carlow BOLGER WILLIAM Carlow Carlow GALBALLY JOHN Carlow Carlow GALBALLY OLIVER Carlow Carlow COOPER J.S. Carlow Carlow CARPENTER JOHN Carlow Carlow PORTER JAMES Carlow Carlow MOYLAN PATRICK Carlow Carlow BYRNE CATHERINE O. Carlow Carlow KEELY LAWRENCE Carlow Carlow HALY RT.REV.DR.FRAS. Carlow Carlow JOHNSON WILLIAM Carlow Carlow HAUGHTON THOMAS Carlow Carlow GUARDIANS OF THE POOR OF CARLOW UNION Carlow Carlow MOORE MICHAEL Carlow Carlow WARREN EDWARD Carlow Carlow HARVEY NL Carlow Carlow WHITMORE WILLIAM Carlow Carlow WHITMORE WILLIAM Carlow Carlow WHITMORE WILLIAM Carlow Carlow WHITMORE WILLIAM Carlow Carlow WHITMORE WILLIAM Carlow Carlow Unoccupied Carlow Carlow GUARDIANS OF THE POOR OF CARLOW UNION Carlow Carlow COUNTY INFIRMARY Carlow Carlow RAWSON THOMAS Carlow Carlow GOVERNORS OF THE LUNATIC ASYLUM Carlow Carlow WHITE MATTHEW E. Carlow Carlow PARSONS LETITIA Carlow Carlow BRENNAN TIMOTHY Carlow Carlow FARRELL WILLIAM Carlow Carlow DRENNAN EDWARD Carlow Carlow G.S.& W.RAILWAY Carlow Carlow BARROW NAVIGATION CO. Carlow Carlow
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