Friday, 17 February 2017

Hampstead Hall

THE McCLINTOCKS OF HAMPSTEAD OWNED 54 ACRES OF LAND IN COUNTY LONDONDERRY

JOHN McCLINTOCK, son of John McClintock, of Hampstead Hall, County Londonderry, by Sarah his wife, daughter of James Acheson, married Margaret, daughter of Robert Alexander, merchant of Londonderry, and had issue,
WILLIAM KERR, his heir;
John;
Robert;
Hugh;
James;
Samuel, of Gransha lodge;
Eliza; Anne; Jane.
Mr McClintock died in 1802, and was succeeded by his eldest son,

WILLIAM KERR McCLINTOCK JP (1788-1841), of Hampstead Hall, who wedded, in 1818, Sarah, eldest daughter of William Macky, of Londonderry, and had issue,
John Kerr;
William Kerr Macky;
THOMPSON MACKY, of whom hereafter;
Kerr;
Sarah; Anne; Ellen Macky; Louisa.
The third son,

THOMPSON MACKY McCLINTOCK JP (1826-1904), of Hampstead Hall, Captain, 87th Royal Irish Fusiliers, espoused, in 1856, Sarah Maria, elder daughter of the Rev John Conyngham McCausland, Rector of Clonmore, County Louth, and Sarah Anne his wife, daughter of Edward Elsmere and Sarah de Renzi his wife, of Clobemon Hall and Baltinglass, County Wexford, and had issue,
WILLIAM KERR, his heir;
John Conyngham;
Kerr;
Edward Elsmere;
Sarah Louisa; Ada Elsmere; Sydney Maria; Elizabeth Maude.
The eldest son,

WILLIAM KERR McCLINTOCK (1858-1940), of Hampstead Hall and Redvers House, Newcastle-on-Tyne, Colonel Commanding 1st Battalion, Royal Berkshire Regiment, married, in 1895, Edith Mary, daughter of William Rowland Swanston, of Newcastle-on-Tyne, and had issue,
William Kerr, b 1896;
Violet Kerr, 1902-3;
Anne Kerr, b 1904;
Margaret Kerr, b 1908.

HAMPSTEAD HALL, Londonderry, is a two-storey, five bay Georgian house over a basement.

Two chimneystacks are prominent, as do quoins.

It has a hipped roof and a central, fan-lighted doorway with Tuscan-style, Doric columns.

Hampstead Hall was once called Greenhaw.

It is thought that the present house dates from 1820, and was rebuilt ca 1850.

Hampstead was owned from 1959 till 1979 by Mr Halliday; later by Dr Duff, who sold the land for housing development and erected a bungalow nearby.

The present owner bought the house with existing gardens and outbuildings in 1982.

During the 2nd World War the land was occupied with military installations.

The current owner has begun restoring the house and recapturing its architectural character and detailing.

It is renowned for its fine, landscaped gardens.

1 comment :

Anonymous said...

A pity about the satellite dish.