Belfast Metropolitan Area Plan 2015
District Proposals: Newtownabbey Appendix 3 Historic Park, Garden and Demesne
Fisherwick House, Doagh
Map No. 22
The house has its origins as an 18th Century hunting lodge within the surrounding deer park, though the present single-storey house dates from 1805 (HB 21/2/1). Dubourdieu remarked in his Statistical Survey of 1812 that "...the plantations have much improved and enlivened the look of this well placed hamlet..." (Doagh). Though the Ordnance Survey Memoirs of 1839 report that the, "The gardens are not extensive" the area to the south of the house are grassed at the present time and the site of an artificial lake is now drained. There are a few mature trees near the house and some shelter belting to the south west. The site is in private ownership.