1785 – Fortfield House, Terenure, Dublin


Fortfield House survived from 1785 until it was demolished in 1934, its substantial grounds now make up much of the area with the ‘Fortfield’ name – Fortfield Road, Park, Drive and Grove. Built by the Chief Barron of the Irish Exchequer and first Viscount Avonmore Barry Yelverton, te drawing room was said to be the largest in Dublin. Fortfield House was sold to Lord Clanmorris after which in 1858 it was purchased by the Right Hon. John Hatchell and remained in the Perrin-Hatchell family until 1929.