DiCamillo Companion

Ardbraccan House (Ardbraccan Palace)

  • Earlier Houses: There had been a bishop's house on the site of the current house for over 900 years.

    House & Family History: From the late 18th century until 1885 Ardbraccan House was the residence of the Lord Bishop of Meath (Church of Ireland). In the late 19th century the House was sold by the Church of Ireland; it has been a private home ever since. In 2013 Charles Noell, who co-founded JMI Equity in Baltimore, Maryland, purchased Ardbraccan House, together with 120 acres, for €4.9 million.

  • Architect: James Wyatt

    Date: 1776
    Designed: Central block for Henry Maxwell, Bishop of Meath
    (Attribution of this work is uncertain)
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  • Title: Biographical Dictionary of British Architects, 1600-1840, A - SOFTBACK
    Author: Colvin, Howard
    Year Published: 1995
    Reference: pg. 1115
    Publisher: New Haven: Yale University Press
    ISBN: 0300072074
    Book Type: Softback

  • House Listed: Unknown

    Park Listed: Unknown

  • "Northanger Abbey" (2007 - TV movie, as Fullerton church and rectory).
  • Current Seat / Home of: Charles Noell; here since 2013.

    Past Seat / Home of: Henry Maxwell, Bishop of Meath, 18th century. Law family, here from the late 19th century until the 1980s. Colonel Owen Foster, late 20th century. Tara Mines, late 20th century. David Maher, early 21st century.

    Current Ownership Type: Individual / Family Trust

    Primary Current Ownership Use: Private Home

  • House Open to Public: No

    Awards: Taisce's Best Restoration of a Private Building Award, 2002.

    Historic Houses Member: No