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Title: Woodville House Front View
Authors: Scott Family
Scott Family, Woodville Estate
Keywords: Woodville Estate Lucan
Issue Date: 1910
Description: Woodville House front view. The house consisted of a symmetrical mid 18th century block with a fanlighted doorway in its entrance front, and a large late Georgian wing. The original block is attributed to Nathaniel Clements, who owned the estate; it is a smaller version of his house in Pheonix Park. The wing was apparently built in 1779 for Col. Henry Theophilus Clements by Thomas Penrose and Thomas Rodderick. The garden front with a curved bow is joined to the stables by curved sweeps with pineapples. Inside the house had a small hall with a stone staircase and an enfilade of reception rooms along the garden front, including a large bow-fronted drawing room with 19th century wallpaper in white and gold and a room with a plasterwork frieze of fruit. Charles Clarke, plasterer, was paid for work including the staircase and Great Room ceilings in 1788. The house stood empty for forty years in the early 20th century, but was restored and occupied by Eva and Letitia Hamilton c.1950. In a characteristically Irish sudden reversal of fortunes, however, it was demolished before c.1980. Descent: Nathaniel Clements (fl. c.1740); Col. Henry Theophilus Clements (fl. 1779-88);... John Ladeveze-Adlercron (1782-1852), who perhaps sold to Maj-Gen. Sir H.S. Scott (fl. 1837)...empty c.1910-50; sold to Eva (d. 1960) and Letitia Hamilton (d. 1964), painters.
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