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 1821
VALUATION In 1869 the valuation was 45 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
1853 Mrs Percy
1854 Captain Richard Rowley Bluett
1854 - 1862 Mrs Bluett
1863 - 1868 Mrs McCullagh
1868 Rev Henry Seddall
1900 - 1902 Dr H F Conynham (son of HCR)
1925 Mrs Nora McCann
1901 Sarah Donnelly - Cook
Josephine Fitzgibbon - Housemaid
CONTRIBUTOR © June Bow & Karen Poff
DATE April 2019