Maziere Brady’s 3 volume history of the Dioceses of Cork, Cloyne and Ross in on the website of Cork Past and Present.
Page 22 contains a description of improvement work carried out by Rev. John Smith: He obtained a certificate for £201. 10 shillings.
Quarrymen 8d a day, Labourers 6d., a man and a horse 1shilling a day. Twenty five dozen floor tiles cost £1 0s 10d. Three tons and one and a half f. balk timber 36. 7s. 6d 3,000 brick, delivered at Ballinadee came to £1. 12s 8d. Thirty single deals cost £2 12s 6d. Lime for plastering cost 2s per barrel. Slate 3s per 1,000. “Bought a horse for £3 15s and sold him again for £2 5s 6d allowed £1 2s 9d. Hair for plastering, 8d per barrel. The total return is £201.10.4d and the house is very fit for the residence…
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