AREA LOCATION Brookfield, a small cul-de-sac off Mount Merrion avenue.
MAP LOCATION OSI maps of 1838-1845 and 1898-1913 place it in the townland of Blackrock
and it is annotated as Brookfield on both.
GENERAL Brookfield was a back to back house with Brooklawn. It was built on a 2.5 acre
semicircular plot with a gatelodge and a sweeping avenue to each house front.
YEAR BUILT circa 1820
VALUATION In 1870 the valuation was 55 pounds and in the 1911 census it is noted as
having 14 rooms occupied by family.
SOURCES Thom’s directories, contemporaneous newspapers, OSI Maps and NAI Census
1820 For Sale (Owner - Stanhope Gresham)
1842 Mrs Garstin
1853 Mrs Percy
1854 - 1862 Mrs Richard Rowley Bluett
1862 - 1891 McCullagh/Gordon family
1893 - 1895 J E H Colclough, JP & TC
1896 - 1899 Lieut-Col C H Bagot
1900 - 1902 Dr Henry F Conynham (son of HCR)
1910 - 1912 Joseph Kennedy B L
1921 - 1925 Mrs Nora McCann
1935 - 1945 Mrs M Cavanagh
1895 - 1896 John Hall - Gardener
1901 Sarah Donnelly - Cook
Josephine Fitzgibbon - Housemaid
1911 Mary Bridget Fahy - House Parlourmaid
Mary Troy - Cook
CONTRIBUTOR © June Bow & Karen Poff
DATE April 2019