Wednesday, 11 July 2012

Plans to demolish historic house in Howth rejected

FINGAL COUNTY Council has refused planning permission to demolish one of the oldest houses in Howth, in Dublin, and its replacement by a much larger house in “mock Georgian” style. The Department of Heritage had advised the council that the house, called Carraig Breac, on Old Carrickbrack Road, was remodelled and extended in 1859 by eminent Victorian architect, Benjamin Woodward, for a renowned Irish physician, Dr William Stokes.

Read the article @ The Irish Times

1 comment:

Teresa Stokes said...

I am very pleased to see that Carrig-Breac has been saved, as Dr William Stokes was a brother of my great great grandfather, Henry Stokes (County Surveyor of Kerry). I would like to read the article in the Irish Times but alas you have to pay for it.