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Report on Charleville Forest by Thomas Newenham Deane

Report on mansion at Charleville Forest by Thomas Newenham Deane, architect, Upper Merrion Street, Dublin. He found the house “in a most dangerous condition owing to the decay of the bearing timbers which from the entire support of the floors”. Newenham reports on the state of each floor and concludes that “decided steps” must be taken to save “this fine and comparatively new building from falling to ruin”. He advocates the adoption of a plan already undertaken successfully in the Picture Gallery, Kilkenny Castle, which may prove costly but which will not only render the building practically fire-proof but also make the house secure from the “terrible, almost incurable disease, Dry-rot”.

Bury, Charles William, 1st earl of Charleville