The House from "Morris's Views of Seats," circa 1875.
Earlier Houses: There was an earlier house on the site of the current 18th century house.
House & Family History: In 1690, after the Battle of the Boyne, King James II sheltered at Shelton Abbey before fleeing to the Continent. In 1951 the 8th and last Earl of Wicklow sold the Shelton Estate to the Irish government for use as a residential forestry training facility. In the 1970s the Estate was repurposed as an open prison for men.
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
Past Seat / Home of: Charles Howard, 5th Earl of Wicklow, 19th century.
Current Ownership Type: Government
Primary Current Ownership Use: Other
Ownership Details: Since 1970s Shelton Abbey Prison
House Open to Public: No
Historic Houses Member: No