Batty Langley Lodge

Batty Langley Lodge sits at the Dublin Road entrance of the Castletown House, Ireland's largest and earliest Palladian style house, and takes its name from the English architect and gardener Batty Langley whose book - Gothic Architecture - published in 1747, featured a drawing that served as inspiration for the façade of the lodge, added to the existing rectangular cottage in 1785.

Apparently, Louisa Conolly, lady of the Castletown House used the lodge as a cottage ornée, where she could pretend to lead a life of domestic simplicity. However, the primary function of the lodge was to act as a gate house, and as a residence for one the Castletown grounds-men or gardeners, which it did until the mid twentieth century.

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Batty Langley Lodge
Batty Langley Lodge

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