DiCamillo Companion

Castletown Cox

  • Built / Designed For: Michael Cox, Archbishop of Cashel.

    House & Family History: It's likely that Castletown Cox was modeled on William Wynde’s Buckingham House in London (later Buckingham Palace). The House is noted for its important Rococo plasterwork by Patrick Osborne of Waterford in the state rooms. Castletown Cox, together with 513 acres, was sold for €20 million in 2018 to an unidentified buyer.

    Comments: Mark Bence-Jones, writing in "A Guide to Irish Country Houses," calls Castletown Cox "one of the most beautiful houses in Ireland."

  • Architect: Davis (Daviso) Ducart (Duckhart) (de Arcort)

    Date: 1767
    Designed: House

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  • Country Life: XLIV, 190, 214, 1918.

  • Title: Classical Architecture in Britain: The Heroic Age
    Author: Worsley, Giles
    Year Published: 1995
    Reference: pg. 274
    Publisher: New Haven: Yale University Press (The Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art)
    ISBN: 0300058969
    Book Type: Hardback

    Title: Guide to Irish Country Houses, A
    Author: Bence-Jones, Mark
    Year Published: 1988
    Reference: pg. 76
    Publisher: London: Constable and Company
    ISBN: 0094699909
    Book Type: Hardback

  • House Listed: Unknown

    Park Listed: Unknown

  • Past Seat / Home of: Michael Cox, Archbishop of Cashel, 18th century. Major General E.R. Blacque, 20th century; Charles Blacque, 20th century. Brian de Breffny, until 1989. George Magan, Baron Magan of Castletown, until 2018.

    Current Ownership Type: Individual / Family Trust

    Primary Current Ownership Use: Private Home

  • House Open to Public: No

    Historic Houses Member: No