Midleton Estate Report

Repository: Cork City and County Archives

Identity Statement

TitleMidleton Estate Report
Archive ReferenceIE CCCA/SM620
Web Link to this Entryhttps://iar.ie/archive/midleton-estate-report
Creation DatesMarch 1850
Extent Medium80pp


Creator(s): Viscount Midleton Estate (Brodrick family)

  • Administrative History ↴

    Landed estate of Viscount Midleton or Brodrick family, East Cork area. The Brodrick family was also based at Peper Harrow in Surrey, England.
  • Archival History ↴

  • Immediate Source Acquisition ↴


Content & Structure

  • Scope & Content: Viscount Midleton Estate (Brodrick family) ↴

    Report on lands proposed to become part of the estate of Charles Broderick Viscount Midleton in the counties of Cork and Waterford by Edward Woollett Wilmott, Hulme Walfield, Longleton, [England], Land Agent. ‘In accordance with instructions received…, I have viewed the Estates situated near Midleton in the county of Cork’.

    Enumerates, with accompanying area map, 22 properties totaling c.5074 acres as follows, Cahermore Demesne, Cahermore Deer Park, Killeagh, Dunsfort, Carryshane, Castle Redmond, Broomfield, Coppingerstown, Whiterock, Carriginnoe, Ballyedikin, Butlerstown, Knockangriffin, Garryduffe, Ballyannan Wood, Ballyannan, part of Ballyannan and Barreshae, Gurtenina, Killaroga West, Killaroga East, Ballingtowtas, Farrenthrensure. Area map includes sketch plan of Midleton town.

    General improvements are proposed such as, water carriage or railway to the town and letting of lands adjacent to the town. Remarks on management of the farms on estate such as, ” found several very good Tenants, enterprising and industrious men, – the generality however were below the mark and many of the holdings too small, and the buildings poor and inadequate in accommodation for the due cultivation of the land.”

    Recommends doing away with all leases ‘as opportunities offer’ and to use instead an Agreement which would compensate tenants for any ‘unexhausted improvements’, enabling a tenant ‘to expend Capital without fear’ (see also pp.67-79).

    Notes unjust and ruinous effects of subletting; notes buildings could be built less expensively (see also drawings pp.61-62), also draining required in many town lands. Suggests widening of Dungowrney River, drainage of swamp in Dunford (pp1-10).

    Each town land treated of individually with notes and colour illustrated maps showing features such as, woodlands, quarries, dwellings, boundaries, roads, water features, bogs (pp11-57).

    Observations on properties in each town land mentioning tenants, physical features, prospects for improvements such as, Broomfield where ‘Ellen Leahy’s land is in fair condition, should opportunity occur, it should be thrown to the Farm occupied by D.Moore .’ and ‘Fever Sheds.. erected in Smithwick’s Farm, for which the Union [Midleton Poor Law Union] pay the Tenant 5 per annum'(pp25-27).

    Appendices include a sample letting agreement, architectural sketch plans for farm yard and out-buildings, farm houses and cottages (pp61-79).

    Bound volume in red leather with gold inlay, stamped ‘The Earl of Midleton M.C Estate Office, Midleton, Co. Cork’.

  • Appraisal Destruction ↴

    Permanent Retention
  • Arrangement ↴

    1 item – no arrangement applicable

Conditions of Access & Use

Access Conditions Open by appointment to those holding a current readers ticket
Conditions Governing ReproductionSubject to rules governing reproduction of records of CCCA
Creation DatesMarch 1850
Extent Medium80pp
Material Language ScriptEnglish
Finding Aids Item level description Archive Web Link →

Allied Materials

Related MaterialCCCA: U74 Midleton Estate Material

Descriptive Control Area

Archivist NoteBrian McGee
Rules/ConventionsISAD(G): General International Standard Archival Description. 2nd ed. Ottowa: International Council on Archives, 2000.
Date of Descriptions40148