NAME Sydney House
AREA LOCATION Sydney Avenue, Blackrock
MAP LOCATION OSI maps of 1838-1845 and 1898-1913 place it in the townland of Blackrock
but it is not annotated.
GENERAL Two story, semi detached double pile Victorian villa with a projecting hood
over the front door with large bay widow to the front.
YEAR BUILT circa 1830
VALUATION In 1890 the valuation was 27 pounds and in the 1901 census it is noted as
having 9 rooms occupied by family.
SOURCES Thom's, contemporaneous newspapers, NAI Census & Wills, OSI Maps, South
Dublin Historical Mapping.
1868 Contents for sale including a donkey
1879 - 1883 Hutchinson Chadwick - Accountant G S & W Railway
1883 For Sale
1885 - 1890 Rev William Henry Lang, Canon Christ Church
1891 - 1908 Mrs Emma Wilkinson
1912 - 1921 Walter V S Cathcart
1922 House sold and contents for sale
1925 John McLean
1932 Rev Richard N Somerville (RIP)
1932 - 1951 Mrs G M Somerville
1956 Joseph Mitchelburn Symes
1901 Mary Kelly - General domestic servant
1911 Margaret Hynes - General servant
STATUS Extant and a protected structure
CONTRIBUTOR © June Bow & Karen Poff
DATE November 2023