Originally a Fitzmaurice residence adjoining a tower-house of the Fitzgeralds, this house passed by a marriage in 1775 to the Deane family, Lords Muskerry. It became their main residence in the late 18th century and throughout the 19th century. In 1786 Wilson refers to it as " a very fine seat with extensive demesnes". At the time of Griffith's Valuation the Honourable Robert Fitzmaurice Deane was residing at Springfield which was valued at £45. The house was burnt in 1923 and a 19th Gothic wing was made into a new house, which may now be rented as self catering accommodation.