From an early 20th century postcard
Earlier Houses: The current house incorporates parts of an earlier house on the site.
Built / Designed For: Lt. Col. Robert Howard
House & Family History: The 2nd Earl of Wicklow built Castle Howard for his brother, Lt. Col. Robert Howard, to the designs of Sir Richard Morrison, who was charged with creating a building that combined two very different styles: a castle and an abbey. The most prominent feature is the three-story tower, which gives the house a very definite castle air. The interior is noted for its fine brass-banistered spiral staircase. The Irish lawyer Ivor Fitzpatrick purchased the House and 200 acres for £400,000 in 1991. Castle Howard is just a few miles from the village of Avoca, the setting for the TV series "Ballykissangel."
Garden & Outbuildings: The garden features the ruin of an old Norman castle, Roman busts, box hedges, and colonnades. In the grounds is the Castle Howard Equestrian Centre.
John Preston (J.P.) Neale, published under the title of Views of the Seats of Noblemen and Gentlemen in England, Wales, Scotland, and Ireland, among other titles: Vol. VI, 1823.
House Listed: Unknown
Park Listed: Unknown
Current Seat / Home of: Ivor Fitzpatrick, since 1991.
Past Seat / Home of: Lt. Col. Robert Howard, 19th century.
Current Ownership Type: Individual / Family Trust
Primary Current Ownership Use: Private Home
House Open to Public: Limited Access
Historic Houses Member: No