NAME Hollypark/Hollywood House
AREA LOCATION Mount Anville Road close to the Goatstown junction.
MAP LOCATION OSI maps of 1898-1913 place it in the townland of Roebuck.
GENERAL Large Victorian three bay, two storey over basement house. It has
a rendered façade of smooth plaster with projecting quoins and a corniced parapet. It
has a slated and hipped roof. Entrance by way of a short flight of granite steps to a split
door topped by a large fanlight with glazed panels on either side. Period features include
two Adams marble fireplaces and ornate cornices. It was for sale in 1858 on 18 acres
with a number of small houses and cottages on a detached part of the grounds. It had a
gatelodge and the main house was approached by a long carriage drive. The house is a
protected structure. It was vandalised and fell into serious disrepair, suffering a fire and
water damage some time after 1999. Since then it has been fully renovated.
1783: Pasture leased by Owen Mitchell.
Arthur de Burgh Crofton leased to Thomas Dillon. Then estate of Thomas Dillon leased to
Luke Connor who assigned his interest to Joseph McDermott who leased to Thomas Sherlock.
Survey by Sherrard for Lord Timleston in 1783
‘On this holding there is a dwelling house two stories high consisting of parlour, drawing room, three
chambers, basement story containing kitchen and servants apartments, stabling for five horses, coach
house etc.’ (Brassington, 1832)
YEAR BUILT circa 1840
VALUATION In 1900 the valuation was 118 pounds.
ROOMS In the 1901 census it is noted as having 13 rooms occupied by
SOURCES Thom’s directories, contemporaneous Newspapers, OSI Maps and NAI
Census & Wills,
1843 For Sale on 8 acres
1848 - 1858 Thomas Babington
1860 - 1861 Capt John Deane/Paul Deane 45th Regt.
1866 - 1878 Capt Edward Holme Butler
1879 - 1918 William Francis Cotton
1920 Mr Ging
1926 - 1942 Cornelius & Mary Crowley (Dairyfarm)
1947 R M Dixon
1956 - 1960 Cyril Count McCormack
1961 - 1980 James & Margaret Barton
1990 For Sale quoting 390K
1999 For Sale on 1 3/4 acres - guide price 1.3M
2015 For Sale quoting 2.5M
1901 Mary Doyle - Cook
Marie Frahill - Parlourmaid
1911 Christina Plunkett - Servant
Catherine Keogh - Servant
1939 Michael Traynor - Gardener
CONTRIBUTOR © June Bow & Karen Poff
DATE September 2019