In the old days Ardnagashel House was a so called Big House – some generations of the Hutchins’ family had been living there since the early 1800s. In the April 1911 Census it was only newly wed Richard Hutchins (34y) and Isabel Alice Edith (25y) with two servants. Just a few years later he died in WWI (1915) leaving behind Isabel with two daughters an their baby son Richard (who still lives nearby). Ten years before, according to the 1901 Census, the house was full of people: parents Samuel Newburgh (66y) and his wife Marianne Isabella (50y) and (the above newly wed) Richard (24), Alicia Isabella (22y), Emanuel (19y), Thomas Arthur (12y), Ellen Madeline (10y), Marion Geraldine (6y) and four domestic servants (one being a nurse).
This is Ardnagashel House in October 2011 seen through the lens of the professional photographer Clemens Mader.