1785 – Stephenstown House, Co. Louth

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Built in 1785 by Matthew Fortescue for his new bride Marian McClintock. A square Georgian house of 2 storeys over a basement 5 bays long and 5 bays deep. Extended in 1820 by the addition of 2 wings of one storey over basement. One of these wings was demolished later in the 19th century. After the death of the last resident Mrs Pyke-Fortescue, Stephenstown was inherited by her nephew who sold it in 1974. Increasingly derelict, the house is now a ruin with portions of the roof collapsing through the structure.