The recent death of the conscientiously eccentric 7th Marquess of Bath serves as a reminder that for a long time his family, the Thynnes, owned a large estate in County Monaghan, including the east side of Carrickmacross. Evidence of their former presence can be found in the town, such as here on what is now called St Joseph’s Terrace but was originally known as Weymouth Cottages (Viscount Weymouth being one of the Thynnes’ titles). Single storied, with dormer attics, they are made from the local limestone with curious, intermittent insertions of sandstone. Beneath the bargeboard and above each entrance is a small plaque featuring a marquess’s coronet and the letter B (for Bath) as well as the date 1870 to advise when the buildings were constructed.
*New video on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yRPj6b6KCss&t=22s
I really enjoyed your film on Mountshannon. A lovely change from the news! Looking forward to the next one.
Thank you, so glad you enjoyed. More next week…
Charming cottage. And I too enjoyed Mount Shannon video.