Understated elegance in Hazelwood

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This squared off block of a house could almost be ugly yet it has an understated elegance, a sense of solidity and of comfort to it! Sligo is one of the least appreciated counties in Ireland and to ask many young people they would mention the surfing while older people might mention Yeats but it has so much more to offer. The views around the county are spectacular, the mountains may not be very high but are full of history and the welcome is warm. It is easy to see why the residents of Hazelwood chose to live there!

Photographer: Robert French

Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection

Date: Circa 1865 - 1914

NLI Ref: L_CAB_02962

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    Wendy:

    • 30/Mar/2022 07:59:50

    Very sad to see all boarded up in 2015

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    derangedlemur

    • 30/Mar/2022 08:01:09

    Streetview: goo.gl/maps/gqEvhYzRky3RsDv9A

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    ɹǝqɯoɔɥɔɐǝq

    • 30/Mar/2022 08:01:31

    We have visited Hazelwood / Hazlewood (important 'cos there are different photos under both names in the NLI catalogue) - https://www.flickr.com/photos/nlireland/46172775991/ https://www.flickr.com/photos/nlireland/6640047167/

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    ɹǝqɯoɔɥɔɐǝq

    • 30/Mar/2022 08:13:17

    Droneview! This aspect at about 2:45. Amazed at the roof shapes, presumably to maintain classical proportion, but they would have collected a lot of water and caused damp. youtu.be/92JM9HyBZ3A (December 2021)

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    derangedlemur

    • 30/Mar/2022 08:17:12

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/lizinitaly It's a distillery now, so it might be a bit less boarded up. Edit: Nope, still boarded up. You'd think they'd do it up as a visitor centre.

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    ɹǝqɯoɔɥɔɐǝq

    • 30/Mar/2022 08:23:57

    A Sleeping Beauty, waiting for a new (whiskey) breath of life! In 2015 via https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/ https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/28948671493/

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    ɹǝqɯoɔɥɔɐǝq

    • 30/Mar/2022 08:32:36

    There is that 'condensed' title script again, implying earlier. Later with more creeper - catalogue.nli.ie/Record/vtls000322024 And a stereo pair with a great tree nearby - catalogue.nli.ie/Record/vtls000564378

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    Niall McAuley

    • 30/Mar/2022 08:32:39

    Still there in 2016 if not in good nick, photosphere from the other side (the front).

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    ɹǝqɯoɔɥɔɐǝq

    • 30/Mar/2022 08:39:58

    The other side (the front) same day, next door plate. Looking rough - catalogue.nli.ie/Record/vtls000337700

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    robinparkes

    • 30/Mar/2022 08:45:22

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/beachcomberaustralia Very informative. There is no rationale in how the roofs were designed. The flat roofs are all well roofs that are covered in lead. They could never drain properly.

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    Wendy:

    • 30/Mar/2022 08:56:42

    [https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]] not all flat!! Hazelwood Sligo ~HWW nofollow">flic.kr/p/vhmDzE

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    suckindeesel

    • 30/Mar/2022 09:07:43

    The ‘Halladay Windmill’ seen in a companion photo en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daniel_Halladay

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    robinparkes

    • 30/Mar/2022 09:13:53

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/ Of course not but the drone footage shows up major design flaws. I’ve been in the roofing business for well over fifty years so have some experience.

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    suckindeesel

    • 30/Mar/2022 09:25:37

    Named after the ancient woodland in which it is situated. It is the setting for W.B. Yeats's ‘The Song of Wandering Aengus’, well known for its final two lines "The silver apples of the moon, The golden apples of the sun."

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    Niall McAuley

    • 30/Mar/2022 09:29:47

    Per the NIAH was built 1731, occupied by the Wynnes until 1923, and then sold here and there but not occupied as a house since.

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    ɹǝqɯoɔɥɔɐǝq

    • 30/Mar/2022 09:31:41

    Heaps of Hazelwood House History Here - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hazelwood_House,_Sligo And an aside from Trove, 1933 - " ... On a farm at Hazelwood, near Sligo, the first commercial aircraft has been built in Ireland. ..." trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/171805075?searchTerm=h...

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    John Spooner

    • 30/Mar/2022 10:02:39

    Blowing its own trumpet in an article on the history of the house, Sligo Champion on Wednesday 22 March 2006:

    During the Second World War, Hazelwood House was occupied by the Irish Army after which the Land Commission put the house up for sale. Under the terms of the sale, the buyer was to demolish the house, level the site and remove all the materials. The Sligo Champion, at the time, expressed outrage over such a suggestion and, some days before the auction, the offer was withdrawn.
    SInce that time it lists the following uses : mental hospital, Italian textile factory (built at the site rather than the house I think) and Korean videotape and cassette manufacturer. At the time of writing (2006) "a question mark again hangs over Hazelwood".

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    ɹǝqɯoɔɥɔɐǝq

    • 30/Mar/2022 10:17:38

    [https://www.flickr.com/photos/johnspooner] I think you found this before too - "During the Emergency, Hazelwood House, County Sligo was occupied by a cyclist squadron of the Irish Army. ..." www.theirishstory.com/2018/10/04/hazelwood-house-during-t...

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    Niall McAuley

    • 30/Mar/2022 12:27:20

    In 1911 census, the house is occupied by Philip and Muriel Perceval, daughter Dorothy (5, born in Queensland), 2 visitors and 12 staff. www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1911/Sligo/Calry/Haz...

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    suckindeesel

    • 30/Mar/2022 12:27:46

    “one of County Sligo's most neglected treasures. It is a splendid and imposing example of the Palladian-style. In spite of abject neglect and inappropriate alteration, it is testimony to the quality of the building that it has survived relatively intact” - NIAH It’s a pity that we don’t have the equivalent of the National Trust We’ve lost too many large houses since the 1920s

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    Niall McAuley

    • 30/Mar/2022 12:45:16

    Muriel was one of the Hazelwood Wynnes, and married Perceval in 1892. civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/images/marri...

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    s0340248

    • 01/Apr/2022 04:20:54

    Glückwunsch zu Explore !

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    gato-gato-gato

    • 01/Apr/2022 05:32:42

    Absolut gelungen!

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    • 01/Apr/2022 06:11:27

     Congrats! ;-)

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    • 01/Apr/2022 11:06:27

    Congrats............

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    Aidrean S

    • 04/Apr/2022 15:10:56

    The house was the first Palladian house in Ireland designed by Richard Cassels (c.1730), the architect who also designed Leinster House, Powerscourt House and Russborough House. Hazewood is a country house located in a 70-acre (28 ha) demesne in the parish of Calry, approximately 2 miles (3 km) south-east of the town of Sligo in north-west Ireland. The building's entry in the National Inventory of Architectural Heritage database describes it as one of County Sligo's "most neglected treasures". It is listed on the Record of Protected Structures for the Sligo County Council administrative area.