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Colonel Edward SaundersonLand and Loyalty in Victorian Ireland$
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Alvin Jackson

Print publication date: 1995

Print ISBN-13: 9780198204985

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198204985.001.0001

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The House and Demesne

The House and Demesne

(p.185) 12 The House and Demesne
Colonel Edward Saunderson

Alvin Jackson

Oxford University Press

This chapter describes Castle Saunderson and its history. The castle had its origins in the seventeenth century as a fortified dwelling house, and was a tangible expression of the consolidation of middling gentlemen. The bog garden and the surrounding demesne land were much more than a recreational resource. It was home to the many servants of the Saunderson family and served as a social focus for a wider section of the people of Cavan.

Keywords:   Castle Saunderson, demesne, Cavan

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