Coxtown Manor of Laghey, Ireland
(Old photographs courtesy of cousin Claire. UK)
Millview House & Mill @ Bridgetown.This building was probably originally built as a miller's house or mill manager's residence associated with the now derelict Coxtown Mills. The associated mill was possibly originally built at the expense of the Hamilton family of nearby Coxtown Manor who built and ran mills somewhere around this area c. 1840 (record of Hamilton, Alexander and Andrew, Millers, Coxtown Mills, in 1846).
The back of Millview House, Bridgetown. Griffith's Valuation of 1857 records that a William Armstrong was the miller here at this time, when the holding was described as consisting of a 'house and land, flour mill, house, office and yard' with a rateable value of £98 and 10s, and a 'house, corn mill and kiln' with a rateable value of £38 and 15s. This house was probably later the home of an Isabella Armstrong (Mill View House, Bridgetown) in 1894 (Slater's Directory).
NOTE: This morning (April 18, 2015 US Time) we received a email from our favorite cousin Les in NZ. He directed us to this link to see inside Coxtown Manor which has for 20 years been a Manor Guesthouse & Restaurant. It was for sale for 2 million euro, but was sold this past November 2014.
Oh, darn, if we had only known it was available we could've all chipped in. Hahaha! Who knew?
Anyway check out the pictures on the link, and if we can find more not copyrighted we will add in this space!
COXTOWN MANOR Set amidst the rolling hills of South Donegal, Coxtown is a 19th Century manor house situated within 16 acres of grounds, near the Atlantic Ocean. 12 Km. from the town centre and 10 Km. from the beach steeped in Irish country charm and renowned for its fine dining.
Coxtown Manor is filled with memories from its 150 year history, with period furnishings and open log fires in cosy lounges and even some of the bedrooms, creating the ambience of a traditional Irish manor house.
The spacious bedrooms are located within the original manor house and the renovated 350-year-old Coach houses in the grounds. Those in the house are full of country house charm with high ceilings, open fireplaces and modern bathrooms, while the rooms in the Coach houses blend Georgian character with luxurious contemporary fittings. All rooms have king sized beds and are equipped with the usual facilities.
Coxtown Manor is perfectly placed for touring this lesser travelled, but nonetheless beautiful corner of Ireland, with stunning coastline and sandy beaches around Donegal Bay the sweeping valleys of Glenbeigh to the North, and Donegal Town, which is just 6 miles away.
(courtesy of Discovering Ireland Vacations site).
(We have noted that spelling varies as to Coxton or Coxtown, to Laghey to Laghy on maps, and websites, and even the national archives).