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Where: Munster, Cork, Ireland

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When: 01 July 1954

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The alliteration is strong with this one! Classis House, Coachford, Co. Cork...

Photographer: Alexander Campbell “Monkey” Morgan

Collection: Morgan Aerial Photographic Collection

Date: July 1954

NLI Ref: NPA MORPRINT18

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    suckindeesel

    • 18/Oct/2023 07:48:38

    Take a tour youtu.be/S9YFuUTkguk

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    suckindeesel

    • 18/Oct/2023 07:53:21

    Built 1823 www.buildingsofireland.ie/buildings-search/building/20907...

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    O Mac

    • 18/Oct/2023 08:03:45

    suckindeesel Wrong house.. Classas/Classis House is just south of Coachford. Classis maps.app.goo.gl/HytaoZhd5jZgKZRt9

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 18/Oct/2023 08:07:52

    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"...

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    O Mac

    • 18/Oct/2023 08:11:39

    landedestates.ie/property/3150

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    ɹǝqɯoɔɥɔɐǝq

    • 18/Oct/2023 08:25:23

    And it's in Colour ...

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    Niall McAuley

    • 18/Oct/2023 08:26:32

    Spelled Classas at the NIAH and on the OSI 25" and 6" maps.

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    Niall McAuley

    • 18/Oct/2023 08:28:51

    51 people in the townland of Nadrid in 1911. 4 big houses on the 25".

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    Niall McAuley

    • 18/Oct/2023 08:29:45

    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".

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    Niall McAuley

    • 18/Oct/2023 08:30:42

    Is this our first Monkey in technicolor?

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    Niall McAuley

    • 18/Oct/2023 08:40:45

    OK, so Agnes died in 1946 aged 88 at Classas, Coachford, Macroom a widow, so not here for this pic.

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    ɹǝqɯoɔɥɔɐǝq

    • 18/Oct/2023 08:41:11

    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

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 18/Oct/2023 08:46:10

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/30369211@N00/ I think so. Technicolor and VistaVision!

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    Niall McAuley

    • 18/Oct/2023 08:46:50

    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.

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    Niall McAuley

    • 18/Oct/2023 08:49:00

    Here is Henry Jellet marrying Mary Gwendoline Leader of Classas in 1903.

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 18/Oct/2023 08:53:27

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/30369211@N00/ Very unusual name. Wonder if the artist Mainie Jellett was a rellie?

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    suckindeesel

    • 18/Oct/2023 08:54:31

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/47290943@N03/ In my case, more like a state of confusion!

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    Niall McAuley

    • 18/Oct/2023 08:55:47

    Henry Jellet was a doctor - here is Gwendoline aged 7 in the 1911 census, living in the Rotunda, apparently.

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 18/Oct/2023 08:56:01

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/184711311@N04/ It happens the best of us. :)

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    Niall McAuley

    • 18/Oct/2023 09:01:43

    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.

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    Niall McAuley

    • 18/Oct/2023 09:03:48

    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).

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    Niall McAuley

    • 18/Oct/2023 09:08:29

    Another grave marker has FHM, Agnes, son FWM (died in WW1) and younger daughter AILEEN AGNES MOWBRAY LEADER

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    ɹǝqɯoɔɥɔɐǝq

    • 18/Oct/2023 09:27:54

    I wonder why there are apparently no chimneys or fireplaces on the front (nearest) of the house. Must be cold and damp?

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    ɹǝqɯoɔɥɔɐǝq

    • 18/Oct/2023 09:43:56

    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/vtls000731685 catalogue.nli.ie/Record/vtls000731689 (bridge construction) en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Inniscarra_Lake

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    Niall McAuley

    • 18/Oct/2023 09:50:00

    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?

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    Niall McAuley

    • 18/Oct/2023 09:51:09

    He was nearby in 1956: Damming evidence

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    charlesodowd

    • 18/Oct/2023 10:50:46

    Is this house called Woodview on the 25" map? Or does anyone know it's location?

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    John Spooner

    • 18/Oct/2023 11:43:42

    Irish Independent - Friday 23 May 1986, presumably after the 1985 death of Miss Jellett Irish Independent - Friday 23 May 1986 `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.

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    Niall McAuley

    • 18/Oct/2023 13:00:59

    [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.

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    Niall McAuley

    • 18/Oct/2023 13:02:45

    [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.

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    ɹǝqɯoɔɥɔɐǝq

    • 18/Oct/2023 20:02:05

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/gnmcauley Thank you, that's quite clever of the architect/builder. And a comfort to people living there!

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    oaktree_brian_1976

    • 19/Oct/2023 00:37:44

    ohhh and in colour, so nice

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 19/Oct/2023 08:47:14

    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.