Re: Re: ‘Dutch Billys’
Heh that’s a nice find gunter! I believe there are also references to ‘Dutch’ houses on Meath Street in deeds dating from the 1690s and early 1700s – again tying in with the likelihood of Meath Street standing out like a beacon of urban sophistication in the Liberties, as a planned thoroughfare with its entire building stock emerging within a thirty year period.
It’s great we have the Glibb Market reference, as it confirms George Eastwood’s house was on the, ahem, Cash Converters side, rather than the other eastern corner which no longer exists due to the surgery exacted here by the Wide Streets Commissioners in the early 1820s. It is also satisfying that the exact plot now occupied by the Victorian seems to be the same as that of our Dutch friend 🙂