Saturday, 4 September 2021

The Derrymore Acquisition


PROPERTY: Derrymore House, Bessbrook, County Armagh

DATE: 1953

EXTENT: 40.63 acres

DONOR: J S Richardson


PROPERTY: Lands of Derrymore

DATE: 1988

EXTENT: 60.84 acres

DONOR: J S Richardson

First published in December, 2014.

1 comment :

Anonymous said...

John Grubb Richardson, a linen manufacturer, bought Derrymore house in 1859. He established the model village of Bessbrook and built Bessbrook Friends' Meeting House. The Richardsons had added a large Georgian style section to the cottage orné, which the National Trust demolished in order to return it to Isaac Corry's original design. The Act of Union was drafted in the drawing room of the house in 1880.