Formerly, Glebe House, a double fronted Georgian stone house between King House and Boyle Abbey. Built in 1806 by Lord Lorton for the Church of Ireland Vicar of Boyle, Rev. Thomas Hackett and his wife, who ran the school opposite.

Around 1847, lived in by Rev. John Maguire, Vicar of Boyle, and his wife Anne-Jane, daughter of John Humphreys, Esq., of Miltown House, County Tyrone. In 1868, the Vicar of Boyle was Rev. Henry Johnstone. Dr. William Wolfe Wagner (+1937), Church of Ireland archdeacon of Elphin, lived here according to the 1911 census. Subsequently, a doctor's surgery and residence, belonging to Dr. and Mrs. Dermot Kilgallon.

Currently known as Abbey Crest, extended to the rear around 2000 and converted into 8 apartments over 2 floors to the front and 4 to the rear, one of which was owned by the late Dr. Ian Forsythe, and one of which is owned by Prof. and Mrs. Donal Hanley, who acquired it from Prof. Hanley's parents, who had previously lived in Glebe House, Crossna, Knockvicar.

Old Maps refer to this house as Glebe House or the Rectory. Old documents variously list this part of Knocknashee townland as Military Road, the Sligo Road or the Old Sligo Road. 

 

Type of Building:

House

Comments

  • Around 1847, it was lived in by Rev John Maguire, Vicar of Boyle, and his wife Anne-Jane, daughter of John Humphreys, Esq., of Miltown House, County Tyrone.

    D P Hanley

    Saturday 20th March 2021, 08:31AM
  • In 1868, the Vicar of Boyle was Rev. Henry Johnston.

    D P Hanley

    Saturday 20th March 2021, 08:39AM
  • In 1868, the Vicar of Boyle was Rev. Henry Johnston.

    D P Hanley

    Saturday 20th March 2021, 08:39AM

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