Try to find the spot where the photographer was standing.
it does appear to have changed shape sometime between 1830 and 1911, though the later map at least doesn't appear entirely accurate, so it may just be down to cartographic errors.
Boo hoo! The monkey puzzle tree has gone ... and a few chimney stacks ...
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The place was full of Pratts!
Great place to dine and enjoy a few scoops, now an hotel
Streetview - goo.gl/maps/PaA2GRzBsaxr9qJw5
Spot the difference! - catalogue.nli.ie/Record/vtls000319440
Droneview (March 2020) - youtu.be/cwIbX1skCXI
https://www.flickr.com/photos/beachcomberaustralia Nothing to do with the Pratt's of Petrol. Weather vane with fox is still there when I looked at a modern picture. Companion plate to the above shows it and croquet hoops on the lawn.
"And if you take the hilly path
To the woods where bluebells grow
Where we as barefoot children played
So many years ago
You'll find a slumbering castle there
Enshrined in memory
In a shady nook, by a winding brook
Will you make this wish for me"
https://www.flickr.com/photos/beachcomberaustralia https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected] https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected] https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected] there any connection with Cabra in Dublin?
Cabra... An Chabrach, meaning "the poor land"
No obvious connection that I can see. Cabra seems to be a surprisingly common place name judging by the number of Wiki entries.
Cabra in Dublin from Cabragh meaning "the poor land" Must be some connection with the Pratts or more likely with the original estate owner Colonel Thomas Cooch.
No wonder it looks fresh, dating from c. 1810, it had an earlier wing demolished before 1912 so could have also undergone some renovation at the time. 25-inch survey 1909.