DiCamillo Companion

Ballynatray House

  • Earlier Houses: There was at least one earlier house on the site of the current house.

    Built / Designed For: Grice Smyth

    Comments: Mark Bence-Jones, writing of Ballynatray in "A Guide to Irish Country Houses:" "The house is gloriously situated at a point where the river does a loop. There is an extraordinary sense of peace, of remoteness from the world."

  • Garden & Outbuildings: Ballynatray House sits in a park of 850 acres.

  • Architect: Alexander Sharpe Deane

    Date: Circa 1806
    Designed: Alterations

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  • John Bernard (J.B.) Burke, published under the title of A Visitation of the Seats and Arms of the Noblemen and Gentlemen of Great Britain and Ireland, among other titles: 2.S. Vol. II, p. 100, 1855.

  • Title: Guide to Irish Country Houses, A
    Author: Bence-Jones, Mark
    Year Published: 1988
    Reference: pgs. 26-27
    Publisher: London: Constable and Company
    ISBN: 0094699909
    Book Type: Hardback

  • House Listed: Unknown

    Park Listed: Unknown

  • Past Seat / Home of: Grice Smyth, late 18th-early 19th centuries; Sir John Rowland Smyth, 19th century; Horace Holroyd-Smyth, until 1969. Ponsonby family, 20th century.

    Current Ownership Type: Individual / Family Trust

    Primary Current Ownership Use: Private Home

    Ownership Details: The house is available for exclusive use accommodation

  • House Open to Public: By Appointment

    Phone: 01835-824-642

    Website: https://www.ballynatray.com/

    Historic Houses Member: No