Now Leading Nowhere

Today leading nowhere, here is the former main entrance to Drewstown, County Meath. The paired ashlar limestone gate piers date from c.1745 and proclaimed the importance of this estate, now sadly diminished (the lodge on the other side of the wall is an overgrown ruin) but thankfully with the important Georgian house at its centre still standing.

More on Drewstown soon.

3 comments on “Now Leading Nowhere

  1. Michael Thompson says:

    Thank you. These are very similar to those of the former Primatial Palace of Armagh, ( Thomas Cooley / Francis Johnstom ) now re-sited outside the present residence of the Anglican Archbishops, in the cathedral close.

    • Thanks for your observation. The gateposts are also very similar to those at the entrance to Ardbraccan, County Meath (in this case designed by amateur architect the Rev Daniel Beaufort, one of whose drawings for the work survives).

  2. Very interesting read. The land upon which Drewstown sits once belonged to my Doran ancestors before it was confiscated by the English. We believe that the lodge by the gates was where the family lived after the confiscation, and my ancestor John Doran was the estate’s steward, as was his son Patrick.

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