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Author Friel, Patricia.

Title Frederick Trench, 1746-1836 and Heywood, Queen's County : the creation of a romantic landscape / Patricia Friel
Published Dublin ; Portland, OR : Irish Academic Press, 2000


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Description 72 pages : illustrations, maps ; 22 cm
Series Maynooth studies in local history ; no. 32
Maynooth studies in local history ; no. 32
Summary "In 1711 William Trench married Suzanna Segar, heiress of Redcastle, Queen's County. They settled in the area and in 1728 were leasing property in the plantation town of Ballinakill. Their family's wealth grew and the third generation produced Frederick Trench, a Grand-Tour-educated connoisseur and amateur architect, who pieced together lands at Ballinakill for the demesne he named Heywood where he created a romantic landscape highlighted by a series of elegant follies." "This study considers Trench as a late eighteenth-century gentleman whose society was that of fellow connoisseurs (the cognoscenti?) of Dublin and London, and how these sensibilities were reflected in the creation of Heywood demesne, in his relationship with the English landowner, Lord Stanhope, with the tenants who formed the local labour necessary to develop such a landscape, and with the many friends and visitors who came to admire and experience his particular creation."--BOOK JACKET
Notes Based on the author's thesis (M.A.)--National University of Ireland, Maynooth
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 68-72)
Subject Trench, Frederick, 1746-1836 -- Homes and haunts -- Ireland -- Laois -- History.
Follies (Architecture) -- Ireland -- Laois.
Heywood Garden (Ireland) -- History.
LC no. 00044837
ISBN 0716527219 pb alkaline paper