The house at Monksgrange, Co. Wexford, built for Goddard Richards and completed in 1769, lies in the centre of the demesne lands. Early estate maps drawn 1757-1821 and the Ordnance Survey maps from 1840 to date indicate a largely unchanged layout of house, garden and field systems even today. The three overlapping lobes of influence on the physical unity of the place will be examined with the help of illustrations of maps, drawings and narrative imagery from the extensive Monksgrange Archives. Though modest in scale and embellishment, the architecture adheres to the Georgian principles of symmetry, proportion and balance; while the landscape and garden carry influences of Repton, Robinson, Gertrude Jekyll and Edwin Lutyens make their voices heard in the garden design. 

This talk was first presented to the Irish Georgian Society on 15th September 2020, and is reproduced here by kind permission. 

Monksgrange Archives 
Jeremy Hill, 2020
 
Obediently Yours - 19th Century
LETTER BOOKS OF EDWARD RICHARDS (1826 - 1911)
Presentation by Jeremy Hill, Monksgrange 26th August 2021. 
Courtesy Wexford Public Libraries
EDWARD RICHARDS LETTER BOOKS
Presentation by Lesley Whiteside 13th September 2021.
Courtesy Monksgrange Archives.
 
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