Try to find the spot where the photographer was standing.
Take a tour
suckindeesel Wrong house..
Classas/Classis House is just south of Coachford.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/184711311@N04/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/91549360@N03/ Should have said this house is in "a state of Classis"...
And it's in Colour ...
Spelled Classas at the NIAH and on the OSI 25" and 6" maps.
51 people in the townland of Nadrid in 1911. 4 big houses on the 25".
https://www.flickr.com/photos/91549360@N03 from your Landed Estates link: In the 1940s the Irish Tourist Association survey noted that it was then being run by Mrs. Agnes Leader as a guesthouse "for relatives".
Is this our first Monkey in technicolor?
OK, so Agnes died in 1946 aged 88 at Classas, Coachford, Macroom a widow, so not here for this pic.
This seems to be the original wider view in black and white. Bit of a puzzle why; a Monkey puzzle! - catalogue.nli.ie/Record/vtls000731684
http://www.flickr.com/photos/30369211@N00/ I think so. Technicolor and VistaVision!
Random googling: November 1919. What was going on locally a century ago? The Irish Examiner (then the Cork Examiner) gives an idea:
Up for sale by Mrs F. Leader of Classas, Coachford were some white leghorn cockerels, ‘marked’ by the Department. She was Agnes Leader, wife of Francis Leader. They were the grandparents of Miss Gwendoline Jellett of Classas, who died in 1985.
Here is Henry Jellet marrying Mary Gwendoline Leader of Classas in 1903.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/30369211@N00/ Very unusual name. Wonder if the artist Mainie Jellett was a rellie?
https://www.flickr.com/photos/47290943@N03/ In my case, more like a state of confusion!
Henry Jellet was a doctor - here is Gwendoline aged 7 in the 1911 census, living in the Rotunda, apparently.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/184711311@N04/ It happens the best of us. :)
More of it: the reason we call this section of the beautiful riverbank ‘Jelletts’, or ‘Miss Jelletts’ as many of us called it, is because the house that overlooks the area was once owned and lived in by Miss Gwendoline Jellett. Miss Jellett, as I remember her, was an eccentric woman who drove a small red Massey Ferguson tractor (at speed), bred Hereford cattle and had two blind poodles.Miss Jellett was, as I remember, a kind lady who had a rich heritage and was very well educated.She passed away in 1985.
From this grave site: Gwendoline 'S.L.' stands for Gwendoline Stella Leader. Dr. 'H.' Jellett stands for Dr. Henry Jellett. His wife Mary Jellett was a Daughter of F.H.M. Leader, who is interred nearby. See CO-CCCF-0015. (Source: A. Greene).
Mary Jellett (nee Leader) was the widow of Dr Henry Jellett, son of Rev Henry Jellett, Rector of Aghinagh and subsequently Dean of St Patrick’s, Dublin. Dr Jellett became Master of the Rotunda Hospital in Dublin. When the war broke out, he volunteered as a civilian ambulance driver in the Munro Ambulance Corps, serving in France and Belgium, and was decorated by the French and Belgian governments. (Source: ACR Heritage).
Another grave marker has FHM, Agnes, son FWM (died in WW1) and younger daughter AILEEN AGNES MOWBRAY LEADER
I wonder why there are apparently no chimneys or fireplaces on the front (nearest) of the house. Must be cold and damp?
There is another more distant view which shows the original river course below the house, before the reservoir, Inniscarra lake was flooded in 1957 -
catalogue.nli.ie/Record/vtls000731689 (bridge construction)
So Monkey was here taking pictures of the dam/bridges etc. for the construction project. Maybe he just liked the house and swung by to take a colour shot with a backup camera?
He was nearby in 1956:
Is this house called Woodview on the 25" map? Or does anyone know it's location?
Irish Independent - Friday 23 May 1986, presumably after the 1985 death of Miss Jellett
`Classas' in a class of its own
SOME good prices this week with Hamilton Hamilton's mid-week auction of "Classas". Coaohford. Co. Cork making the best price at £206,000. There were 29 bids in all for this two storey over basement residence built in the 17th and 18th centuries. Sitting on about 43 acres which runs beside the river Lee. the bidding for this six bedroom residence came from as far afield as the U.K. with two bidders showing keen interest in the property.
[https://www.flickr.com/photos/199376465@N06] O Mac posted this Google maps link upthread. It is called Classis on Google, Classas on the OSI maps.
[https://www.flickr.com/photos/beachcomberaustralia] If you look at this Bing aerial view you can see that the chimneys are at the back of the front section of roof - presumably the rooms extend from front to fireplaces at that wall.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/gnmcauley Thank you, that's quite clever of the architect/builder. And a comfort to people living there!
ohhh and in colour, so nice
http://www.flickr.com/photos/66151649@N02/ Yes, lovely to see the sunshine in action, rather than surmising sunshine in B&W photographs from the fact that shadows are clear.