The Parliamentary Gazetteer 0f Ireland 1844-1845 Vol.1.
CHURCHTOWN, a parish in the barony of Lower Navan, 3 1/4 miles south west of the town of Navan, co. Meath, Leinster. Length, 3 miles; breadth, 1 1/2; area, 1,336 acres. Pop., in 1831, 448; in 1841, 509, Houses 89. The land is partly bog and partly good tillage ground. The seats of Churchtown and Philpotstown, the property respectively of the Kellet and the Young families, are situated near each other, and about 4 miles southwest of Navan. The little square tower, called Churchtown castle, is said to have been built by a Mr. Warren.This parish is a chapelry, or vicarage, and part of the benefice of Ardbraccan, in the dio of Meath. The vicarial tithes are compounded for £9 4s. 7 1/2d., and the rectorial for £43 l6s. 11d.; and the latter are impropriate in Miss Reynel. The Roman Catholic chapel has an attendance of 800; and, in the Roman Catholic parochial arrangement, is united to the chapel of Moymet. In 1834, the Protestants amounted to 12, and the Roman Catholics to 450; and a daily school at Dunderry was aided with £2 10s. a year from Lord Ludlow, and £1 Is. from Lord Killeen, and had on its books 83 boys and 39 girls.




Churchtown House

Churchtown House is located on the Bohermeen road from Dunderry. In 1836 the house was located near the centre of the townland and was the residence of the Widow Kellett. Attached to the house was good offices, gardens, an orchard and a large farm. The townland was the property of the Earl of Ludlow of Ardsallagh. In 1911 Eliza Smith, widow, aged 96, was living at Churchtown House. The house had fourteen rooms, five windows to the front and sixteen outbuildings.