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188? Excerpt: ...and elegance. At the head of the principal
staircase, on the second floor, is a wide corridor, occupied as a
museum, and containing a collection of objects of interest,
comprising antiquities, geological specimens, and miscellaneous
curiosities of various kinds. In the centre is placed a magnificent
and perfect skeleton of the great extinct Irish deer, recently dug
up in the vicinity of Limerick. On the south side of the house is a
large geometrical garden, enclosing a bowling green and croquet
ground, bounded on the east by handsome stone terrace walls,
surmounted with vases, and with a broad flight of steps leading
down to the river, from whence a gravel walk, under a row of
majestic elms, extends along the banks of the stream to a
picturesque bridge in the vicinity of the Abbey. This is one of the
few families of Celtic origin in the Peerage of Ireland. Its
immediate ancestor was James Quin, of Kilmallock, brother of the
Right Rev. John Coyn, or Quin, D.D., Bishop of Limerick in the
reign of Henry the Eighth, but who resigned the see on account of
his blindness and infirmity. APPLEBY CASTLE, NEAR APPLEBY,
WESTMORELAND. TUFTON, BARONET. This edifice is generally believed
to have been founded previous to the Norman Conquest, but was in
all probability rebuilt shortly subsequent to that period, and
again progressively re-edified by successive noble proprietors. Of
the buildings now in existence the most ancient is a structure of
extensive proportions that appears to be of Norman origin,
although, like many similar erections, it is called Caesar's Tower.
At one time there was a brass plate upon a wall in the vault,
bearing the following inscription: --"This Caesar's Tower began to
bee repaired and this middle wall to bee built from the foundation
|Country of origin:
Francis Orpen Morris
||246 x 189 x 2mm (L x W x T)
||Paperback - Trade
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