NAME Herbert House/Cherbury
AREA LOCATION Booterstown Lane/Dark Avenue now Booterstown Avenue.
MAP LOCATION OSI maps of 1838-1845 and 1898-1913 place it in the townland of Merrion
and it is annotated as Herbert House and Cherbury respectively.
GENERAL Eighteenth century six bay villa which was originally called Herbert Lodge.
The name was changed to Cherbury circa 1850. During the tenure of Robert Milner the house
was enlarged and a gatelodge added to a design by Charles Geoghegan. In the 20th century it
was number 70 Booterstown Avenue. The house had an unusual tripartite, treble window over
the porch and in 1802 was described as having thirteen rooms of which four were over 30 feet
long. It had stabling for twelve horses, a bake house, dairy, melon yard and an ice house. It also
had six gardens and four hot houses, one of which was 250 feet long. Its detached kitchen had
servant quarters above it measuring 40 x 25 feet. In 1895 when it was put up for it was described
as a seven bedroom house on 15 acres with large gardens, a gatelodge, coach house and stabling.
In the bad storm of February 1903, one of the chimney stacks collapsed into a bedroom, the
occupants were unhurt but trapped and were helped to safety via a window.
YEAR BUILT circa 1760
VALUATION In 1887 the valuation was 114 pounds and in the 1911 census it is noted as
having 21 rooms occupied by family.
SOURCES Thom’s directories, OSI maps, Griffith's Valuation, NAI Census & Wills
contemporaneous newspapers, Griffith's Valuation and Registry of Deeds.
1776 - 1791 Sir Samuel Bradstreet
1791 - 1799 Lady Bradstreet
1808 - 1809 John 'Bully' Egan
1805 For Sale by Stanhope Gresham
1809 - 1810 For Sale with 7 Bedrooms
1812 - 1813 Henry La Nauze
1814 - 1835 Hon James Fitzgerald (White Knight)
1837 - 1841 Henry La Nauze
1848 - 1852 William M'Cann
1852 - 1863 Charles Meara
1864 - 1887 Robert Milner
1887 - 1893 Mrs Milner
1895 - 1896 For Sale on 15 acres
1896 John R D'Olier
1897 - 1898 Ernest Manico
1900 - 1903 Robert Bruce
1909 For Sale
1910 - 1931 Thomas Newcomen Edgeworth
1932 - 1954 Lt Col Kenneth Essex Edgeworth
1955 - 1967 Mrs Edgeworth
1951 - 1954 Cherbury Gardens built in the grounds by Griffen Bros
1978 Cherbury Court opens
1858 - 1863 Mr William Carter - Gardener
1881 - 1893 Mr Phelan - Gardener
1901 Thomas Davis - Gardener - living at gatelodge
1901 Lizzie Hallihan - Domestic servant
1911 Katherine Byrne - Cook
Mary Josephine Gaffney - Laundress
Hannah Ryan - Parlourmaid
Mary Murphy - Kitchenmaid
1964 Mr Dodd - Gardener
STATUS No longer extant
CONTRIBUTOR © June Bow & Karen Poff
DATE May 2019