Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Hollybrook

Estate(s)
Townland Maulbrack
Civil Parish Abbeystrowry
PLU Skibbereen
DED Skibbereen Rural 309
County Cork
Barony West Carbery (East)
Description At the time of Griffith's Valuation, John Beecher held two substantial properties in fee at Maulbrack. They were purchased in 1703 by Henry Beecher from the trustees for forfeited estates. In the early 1850s the larger was valued at £36 10s. In 1837 Lewis and Leet in 1814, had noted Hollybrook as the seat of Richard Beecher. It was offered for sale in the Encumbered Estates Court in 1851 and again in February 1852 and April 1858, when the sale notice included a lithograph and floor plan of the house. A plan of the demesne is also included. This house was also the seat of the Beecher family in the late 1770s and noted by Wilson as the seat of an earlier John Becher in 1786. Colonel Anthony Morgan was the owner of a property valued at £150 here in 1906 and The O'Donovan was resident in the mid 20th century. The original house is not extant but a later house exists at the site.
Gate Lodge at Hollybrook (www.buildingsofireland.ie)

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