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Abbey Leix House (Abbeyleix House)

Abbeyleix, Co. Laois, Ireland

Historic County: Co. Laoighis, Co. Leix, Queen's County

Start Date: 1773

Status: Fully Extant

House Open to Public: Limited Access to Grounds Only

Country House: Yes

  • Architects
    Architect: James Wyatt
    Date: 1773-76
    Designed: House for 2nd Lord Knapton
    Architect: Thomas Henry Wyatt
    Date: 1859
    Designed: Refaced exterior of House
  • Seat of

    Current Seat Of: Sir David Davies

    Past Seat Of: Sir Thomas Vesey, early 18th century; John Vesey, 2nd Viscount de Vesci, 19th century; Vesci family here from the 18th century until 1995.

    Current Ownership Type: Individual / Family Trust

    Primary Current Ownership Use: Private Home

  • Listed Information

    House Listed: Unknown

    Park Listed: Unknown

  • Bibliography

    Title: Biographical Dictionary of British Architects, 1600-1840, A - SOFTBACK
    Author: Colvin, Howard
    Year Published: 1995
    Reference: pg. 1114
    Publisher: New Haven: Yale University Press
    ISBN: 0300072074
    Book Type: Softback

  • Access

    House Open to Public: Limited Access to Grounds Only

    Historic House Member: No