Survey Data

Reg No




Categories of Special Interest

Architectural, Historical

Original Use

Country house


1770 - 1780


167955, 203909

Date Recorded


Date Updated



Ivy-covered roofless ruin of detached three-bay three-storey country house over raised basement, built c.1775, enlarged c.1813, and having canted entrance bay to front (east) elevation, and two-storey return to rear. Four-bay side elevations, with bowed bay to north side elevation, and with rear two bays of south projecting. Moulded cornice. Rubble limestone walls with evidence of weather slating to west gable wall. Square-headed window openings with stone sills and red brick surrounds. Square-headed entrance doorway within pedimented carved limestone doorcase, having chanelled pilasters with plinths and moudled capitals. Wrought-iron railings to entrance avenue.


Marble Hill, built for the Burke family, was an exceptional country house prior to its destruction by fire in the early twentieth century. Architectural quality and refinement are apparent in the design and detailing. The masonry was executed by skilled craftsmen, as is apparent in the detailing of the doorcase. It forms part of a group of demesne-related structures that includes the gate lodge, outbuildings, walled garden and icehouse.