Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Whitfield Court

Estate(s)
Townland Dooneen
Civil Parish Kilmeadan
PLU Waterford
DED Reisk 73
County Waterford
Barony Middlethird
Description In 1850 William Christmas held Whitfield in fee when it was valued at £49. The National Inventory of Architectural Heritage indicates the house was built by him between 1820-1849, replacing an earlier house. Local sources indicate that this earlier house was in the townland of Whitfield and the name was transferred to the existing house when it was built in the adjacent townland of Dooneen. Leet records the earlier property as the seat of Thomas Christmas in 1814. Smith, writing in 1774, mentions the house as "an elegent seat belonging to Thomas Christmas, formerly a Dobbyn castle". In 1786 Wilson refers to Whitfield as the seat of William Christmas. The nineteenth century house is still extant but no longer occupied.
Whitfield Court (www.buildingsofireland.ie)
Gateway and lodge at Whitfield Court (www.buildingsofireland.ie)
Avenue to original Whitfield house (photograph courtesy of Peadar Ó Gríofa)

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