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The Manor of St. John has that classic sound to it! A place built on the site of a monastery perhaps, or is that the name of the townland? Waterford, where Mr. Poole took so many of his photographs, has some wonderful townland names including Morning Mary's personal favourite “Christendom”, so perhaps “St. John” is yet another?

Photographer: A. H. Poole

Collection: Poole Photographic Collection, Waterford

Date: Between 1890-1910

NLI Ref: POOLEIMP 336A

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Owner: National Library of Ireland on The Commons
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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 25/Nov/2020 08:43:33

    Ooo! A monkey puzzle tree! en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Araucaria_araucana

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    derangedlemur

    • 25/Nov/2020 08:52:34

    OSI: bit.ly/3q7oGYT

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    derangedlemur

    • 25/Nov/2020 08:55:03

    Streetview: goo.gl/maps/uP7zB7Gg9SMpCjRZ6

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    derangedlemur

    • 25/Nov/2020 08:56:55

    It doesn't appear to have any ecclesiastical connections on the map, anyway.

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    ofarrl

    • 25/Nov/2020 08:59:21

    It once belonged to the Bonaparte-Wyse family. I played all around there as a child, there were some great big trees that we loved to climb.

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 25/Nov/2020 09:08:39

    Helpful history and a photo of the place with the monkey puzzle tree larger - www.askaboutireland.ie/reading-room/history-heritage/big-... Including - "Back in Waterford, Thomas, one of the Commissioners for the building of the new Houses of Parliament in London, engaged the architect there, Augustus Welby Pugin, to carry out the work on the new Manor of St. John's at Roanmore. The ancient manor had been demolished by Thomas's father's land agent. ... ... Napoleon Alfred, the eldest son known as 'Nappo', largely brought up in Waterford by his Wyse aunt, undoubtedly suffered from the friction between his parents and in fact showed mental instability from an early age. Disinherited along with his brother by their father, to prevent any Bonaparte claim whatsoever, he later bought the Manor when it was being sold under the Encumbered Estates Act, became a Justice of the Peace, Deputy Lieutenant and High Sheriff of County Waterford like his ancestor in 1539. In 1862 following the death of Thomas, the Waterford News reported that Mr. N. B. Wyse, J.P. & his mother (Letitia) have taken up residence in the family mansion of Roanmore. Over the entrance door the Imperial Eagle has been very elegantly cut in stone by Mr. M. Carew sculptor of this city. The improvements to the Manor were extravagant, Napoleon Alfred sold up and died in Paris. The second son William Charles made a reputation for himself as a Provencal poet and as leader of the revival of the Provencal language, married and had four sons. He bought the Manor from his brother rather than see it leave the Wyse family. His Unionist sympathies at a time of unrest and Land League activity quickly involved him in broils with the Church and with Nationalists. He died in Cannes and is buried there. ... ... "

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    suckindeesel

    • 25/Nov/2020 09:11:52

    Site of older house called Roanmore on 6"

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 25/Nov/2020 09:12:41

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected] Did you climb the monkey puzzle tree?

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    cargeofg

    • 25/Nov/2020 09:13:00

    There is no shortage of diapering in the constructing of this Manor. But no gutters!

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    ofarrl

    • 25/Nov/2020 09:27:54

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/ fortunately no, that would have been a little too painful!

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    ofarrl

    • 25/Nov/2020 09:38:05

    Waterford Treasures has a nice item that once belonged to Napoleon Bonapartes niece who was married to Thomas Wyse www.waterfordtreasures.com/bishops-palace/whats-inside/na...

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    suckindeesel

    • 25/Nov/2020 09:38:16

    The origin of its name "Following the king's divorce and the passing of the Act of Supremacy, he dissolved the monasteries and William Wyse used his connections at court to acquire the Benedictine priory of St. John's in the suburbs of Waterford, which became their seat, the Manor of St. John."

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 25/Nov/2020 09:52:36

    MSJ Youth services - youtu.be/mADWJ39SVqY

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    an poc

    • 25/Nov/2020 12:09:27

    November 1935, courtesy of Waterford County Museum: www.waterfordmuseum.ie/exhibit/web/DisplayImage/K0ZeRGyTE...

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    an poc

    • 25/Nov/2020 12:13:35

    I think Grace Russell (née Hunt) lived there in later years. Here she outside the house in 1933: www.waterfordmuseum.ie/exhibit/web/DisplayImage/K0forward...

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    Rory_Sherlock

    • 25/Nov/2020 14:13:38

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected] I'd say the old house, Roanmore, might still be there, hidden behind the new facade created by AW Pugin - that might explain the odd roof arrangement visible in this photo

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    Liam Cheasty

    • 28/Nov/2020 12:03:16

    This is the Manor of St.John, Lisduggan , Waterford City. The building is now in use as part of the St.Paul's Community Project and the complex now houses ( in other buildings ) a play school, St Pauls Boxing Club, St Paul's Pidgeon Club, St Pauls GAA and St Pauls AFC. www.google.com/maps/place/St.+Paul's+Community+Project/@5...

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    Rhisiart Hincks

    • 08/Dec/2020 17:34:17

    Foirgneamh álainn de chuid na hAthbheochana Gotaí