DiCamillo Companion

Shelton Abbey

  • 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.

  • Architect: Richard Morrison

    Date: 1819
    Designed: Remodeled House in Gothic style

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  • 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.

  • Title: Stylistic Cold Wars: Betjeman Versus Pevsner
    Author: Mowl, Timothy
    Year Published: 2000
    Reference: pg. 67
    Publisher: London: John Murray
    ISBN: 071955909X
    Book Type: Hardback

  • 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


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