The Georgian Quarter of Newtown Pery

The largest Georgian streetscape in Ireland outside Dublin, and one of the most extensive in Europe, Newtown Pery was largely built between 1770 and 1840 and is thus a close contemporary with other great Georgian urban projects, such as Edinburgh’s New Town, Dublin South of the Liffey and Regency Brighton. The building of Newtown Pery was carried out under the auspices of a private individual, local magnate and MP Edmund Sexton Pery who gave his name to the new city.  The grid plan was typical of the town planning of seventeenth and eighteenth century Europe and America and can be found in London, Edinburgh, Berlin, New York and many other cities.

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