The entrance facade from a photograph that appeared in the Aug 4, 1915 issue of "The Building News"
The entrance hall from a photograph that appeared in the Aug 4, 1915 issue of "The Building News"
Plasterwork over door in the entrance hall from a photograph that appeared in the Aug 4, 1915 issue of "The Building News"
Earlier Houses: There was at least one earlier house, including a Jacobean mansion, on, or near, the site of the current house.
House & Family History: Beaulieu's most memorable interior is probably the drawing room, which features a trompe-l'oeil perspective ceiling dome painted by Van de Hagen in the style of Verrio.
Comments: Mark Bence-Jones called Beaulieu "The finest and best-preserved country house of the 2nd half of C17 in Ireland; and one of the 1st country houses to be built in Ireland without any fortification..."
Architect: John CurleDate: Circa 1715
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. 95, 1855.
Country Life: CXXV, 106, 156, 1959.
Title: Guide to Irish Country Houses, A
Author: Bence-Jones, Mark
Year Published: 1988
Reference: pgs. 34-35
Publisher: London: Constable and Company
Book Type: Hardback
Title: Classical Architecture in Britain: The Heroic Age
Author: Worsley, Giles
Year Published: 1995
Reference: pg. 162
Publisher: New Haven: Yale University Press (The Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art)
Book Type: Hardback
House Listed: Unknown
Park Listed: Unknown
Current Seat / Home of: Cara Konig-Brock
Past Seat / Home of: SEATED AT EARLIER HOUSES: de Verdun family, 12th century. Christopher Plunket, 2nd Earl of Fingall, 17th century. Sir Henry Tichborne, 1666-67; Sir William Tichborne, 1667-93; Henry Tichborne, 1st Baron Ferrard, 1693-1714. SEATED AT CURRENT HOUSE: Sir Henry Tichborne, 1st Baron Ferrard, 1715-31. William Aston, until 1769. Thomas Tipping, 18th century. Richard Montgomery, until 1939. Nesbit Waddington, 20th century. Gabriel de Freitas, 20th century.
Current Ownership Type: Individual / Family Trust
Primary Current Ownership Use: Private Home
Ownership Details: The house can be booked for group tours, events, and weddings.
House Open to Public: By Appointment
Historic Houses Member: No