"Whitechurch", or Castlane, a parish, in the barony of Iverk, county of Kilkenny, and province of Leinster, 2 miles (N.E.) from Carrick-on-Suir, on the road to Kilkenny; containing 778 inhabitants. This parish is situated on the river Lingan, near its junction to the Suir, and comprises 1312 acres, as applotted under the tithe act, all arable and pasture land; there is abundance of limestone, and the system of agriculture has much improved. The seats are Castletown, Ballycaushlawne, and Anneborough. The living is a rectory and vicarage, in the diocese of Ossory, and in the patronage of the Crown and the Bishop. The church is a neat building with a spire, erected by Archbishop Cox in 1766. The glebe-house was built in 1813; the glebe comprises 16 acres. In the R. C. divisions the parish forms part of the union or district of Templeorum. The parochial school is supported by the Earl of Besborough and the rector, and two other public schools are maintained by Mrs. Cox; in these schools about 140 children are instructed: there are also a private school and a dispensary.
[From A Topographical Dictionary of Ireland (1837)]