Built in 1741 of silver-grey granite in the Palladian style of architecture. The front fašade is 700 feet end to end. However, only seven bays are given to the central block which is joined to wings by colonnades. In the front of the colonnades there are statues which are almost certainly original to the house. Decorative urns embellish the roof-line of the central block, colonnades and wings, and at the front steps, two lions display the heraldic shields of the Mill towns.

The house itself, which possesses a most welcoming and homely atmosphere, gradually comes into view as one approaches from the east wing side along a formal beech avenue.

Russborough's interior is highly ornamented and wonderful to behold. The main rooms downstairs in the central block are adorned with magnificent baroque plasterwork. Stylistically, the ceilings in the music room, saloon and library are almost certainly by the Lafranchini brothers.

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Russborough House

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