Lewis’ Topographical Dictionary comprises of several counties, cities, boroughs, parish and villages – with historical and statistical descriptions – of Ireland. Here are From-Ireland.net’s records for Co. Kilkenny.
ContentBLANCHFIELDSTOWN, or BLANCHVILLESKILL, a parish, in the barony of GOWRAN, county of KILKENNY, and province of LEINSTER, 2 miles (W. by S.) from Gowran ; containing 224 inhabitants.
This small parish is situated near the mail coach road from Dublin to Cork, by way of Kilkenny city, and comprises 660 statute acres: the land is good and is principally under tillage, and there is plenty of limestone.
Blanchvillestown, situated in a very neat demesne containing some fine timber, is the property of Major-Gen. Sir J. Kearney, and is held on lease by the Rev. Theobald Butler.
It is a vicarage, in the diocese of Ossory, and forms part of the union of Kilfane and corps of the archdeaconry; the rectory is appropriate to the vicars choral of Christ-church, Dublin. The tithes amount to £69. 10 shillings per annum, of which £46. 6 shillings and 8 pence is payable to the vicars choral, and £23. 3 shillings and 4 pence to the archdeacon.
In the Roman Catholic divisions it is included in the union or district of Gowran. Then are some remains of the old church at Blanchvilleskill.