lifeboat station

lifeboat stationDetached single-bay (single-bay deep) single-storey gable-fronted boat house or "life saving station", post-1905. Decommissioned, 1945? Now disused. Pitched (gable-fronted) slate roof with clay ridge tiles, red brick Running bond chimney stack having stringcourse below corbelled stepped capping supporting terracotta pot, timber bargeboards to gables, and no rainwater goods surviving on timber box eaves. Red brick Flemish bond walls. Square-headed carriageway with timber beam lintel supporting red brick soldier voussoirs, and timber boarded double doors incorporating wicket door. Square-headed window openings to side elevations with cut-granite sills, timber lintels supporting red brick soldier voussoirs, and six-over-six timber sash windows. Set in own grounds on a corner site with random rubble limestone boundary wall to perimeter having rubble limestone coping centred on red brick Flemish bond piers having cut-granite chamfered capping supporting flat iron gate [OS/SS].APPRAISAL:SA: A small-scale boat house, colloquially known as the "Rocket House", making a pleasing, if largely inconspicuous visual statement in a harbour village street scene.

CollectionNational Inventory of Architectural Heritage
Year1905, 1940
TimespanTwentieth Century
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Subject Termslifeboat station
ProviderIrish Manuscripts Commission

In This Year: 1905