Survey Data

Reg No




Categories of Special Interest

Architectural, Historical

Original Use


In Use As



1795 - 1800


167878, 326721

Date Recorded


Date Updated



Detached five-bay three-storey stone house, built 1796. Rectangular on plan facing south-west with flat-roofed octagonal turret to corner to east. Hipped slate roof, lead-capped ridges and hips, unpainted smooth-rendered corbelled chimneystacks on north-west and south-east walls, lead-lined painted moulded timber gutters on timber brackets. Painted smooth-rendered walling to front elevation, uncoursed squared rubble limestone walling to other elevations. Square-headed window openings with moulded architraves to ground floor front elevation openings, plain stone surrounds to window openings in other elevations, stone sills with corbels to ground floor front elevation openings, painted two-over-two inward-opening timber casement windows to ground floor front elevation, two-over-two sash windows to first floor, four-over-four to second floor each with thick central mullion echoing meeting styles on ground floor casements. Painted timber panelled window shutters incorporating circular moulding motif at ground floor. Round-headed doorway to centre of main elevation, unpainted moulded render surround, stone plinth blocks, cobweb fanlight, painted timber moulded transom, painted timber door with five raised-and-fielded panels. Set in grounds bounded by high rubble stone wall, landscaped gardens to south, main house approached by long driveway from south, original rendered farmhouse c. 1700 located to north of main house, various outbuildings around yard including red and yellow brick hen house c. 1880, rendered stables and cow-shed c. 1836.


Camphill House is an exceptionally interesting and distinctive house with many idiosyncratic details including the corner turret, combination of casement and sash windows, heavy panelled entrance door and lead-lined gutters. The coherent setting, including the grounds and collection of outbuildings, is of significance as an example of a middle-sized Irish house with international influences in its design and execution. Historical interest is supplied by the recorded visits of General Humbert and Daniel O'Connell. It is almost certainly closely related to the mill complex to the south-west.