|Richmond ca 1832, by E K Proctor|
It had octagonal bays at either end and a central porch.
The house stood in its own grounds comprising 24 acres, close to the location of the present Knocknagoney housing estate.
It was said to have been built ca 1798.
The first known occupant of Richmond Lodge was Francis Turnly (1765-1845), son of Francis Turnly JP, of Downpatrick, County Down, who had leased it or the land from David McCance about 1800.
Turnly lived at Richmond Lodge in 1824.
The family also owned Rockport House.
The Lodge remained with the Dunvilles until 1874, when John Dunville's son William died and it was sold to James Kennedy.
Kennedy began a number of improvements, including a new avenue approach about 100 yards south of the original main entrance.
By 1902, Richmond Lodge had become the home of the Rt Hon William Henry Holmes Lyons JP DL (1843-1924).
Fist published in June, 2013.