Summerhill Parade and Summerhill Place may be one and the same place (see map)

Summerhill Place is listed in the 1901 census in the electoral district of Glasthule.  It shows 9 houses.  Houses 1-6 each have 4 rooms. The remaining houses are smaller.

Summerhill Place is listed in the 1911 census in the electoral district of Kingstown No 4 district.  It shows 9 houses. Houses 1-6 are shown as having varying sizes 4,5, or 6 rooms.   Comparing the two censuses, all of the residents except one have moved out, and there are new residents in the houses.  The one resident who has not moved out (John Larkin) has moved from house no 6 to a smaller house (no 7).  Some of the 1901 residents can be found in other locations around the town.  A possible explanation is that the houses were poor quality houses in 1901, the original residents were moved out by the local council to better houses.  These houses may then have been refurbished and given to others as part of the programme of clearing the courts and other low quality housing.

However, Summerhill Place is not named on any map.  Also Summerhill Parade, which is known to have been in existence at the time is not shown in any census.  It would be easy to suggest that Summerhill Parade and Summerhill Place are the same road.  Can anybody confirm this?  Click edit above and add your comment.

There is a further complication.  Griffith's Valuation (1849)  shows neither Summerhill Parade or Summerhill Place, but shows 5 modest houses at "Metal Road or Summerhill Avenue".  Note that Griffith's valuation was done during the period when the Athmospheric Train was in operation as well as the metal track for bringing granite from Dalkey to Dun Laoghaire.  These tracks were known as the Metals and the houses at Summerhill Parade are adjacent to those tracks.