Private Houses

Oct 20th, 2010 | | Private Houses | 2 Comments

Castletown Cox, Co. Kilkenny, Ireland

Patrick Baty worked for many years on paint and colour-related matters at Castletown Cox

Castletown Cox is considered to be one of the six most important country houses in Ireland.  I was employed for many years while it was restored.

Patrick Baty worked for many years on paint and colour-related matters at Castletown Cox


Advice was given on paint type and colour on the main house and throughout the estate.  The quality of the craftsmanship on this project was outstanding and the whole project run in an exemplary fashion.

The front of the house


It certainly ranks as one of my favourite projects. Mark Bence-Jones, writing in “A Guide to Irish Country Houses,” calls Castletown Cox “one of the most beautiful houses in Ireland” and who could disagree?

A link to the site of Timothy Lees, who carved much of the garden statuary can be found here.

An image of the interior taken by Christopher Simon Sykes during the restoration can be seen here.




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Eileen MeyerNo Gravatar » 20. May, 2012

It has been beautifully restored,would like to know more of the history,my family are originally from Ireland their surname is Cox,Regards Eileen Meyer(Cox)

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PatrickNo Gravatar » 22. May, 2012

It is a house with a very interesting history. You can learn more by looking at the sources listed on this link – http://www.paddi.net/?func=display_structure&structure_id=1408&structure_location_id=3631