houseAttached three-bay two-storey lobby entry[?] house, post-1841, possibly incorporating fabric of earlier house, extant 1840, on site with single-bay single-storey lean-to windbreak to centre ground floor. Now disused. Pitched slate roof with lean-to slate roof to windbreak, clay ridge tiles, rendered, ruled and lined red brick Running bond chimney stack having capping, rendered coping to gables, and no rainwater goods surviving on slate or stone flagged rubble stone eaves. Limewashed rendered walls over semi-coursed random rubble stone construction retaining sections of limewashed lime rendered surface finish. Square-headed window openings with cut-stone sills, and two-over-two timber sash windows having part exposed sash boxes. Square-headed door opening with rough hewn timber lintel, and concrete block infill. Road fronted on a corner site with unkempt verge to front [OS].APPRAISAL:A house of modest size representing an interesting component of the nineteenth-century domestic built heritage of Templetown having been put in place as the successor to, if not retaining the basis of an existing house (extant 1840) displaying a comparable footprint on the first edition of the Ordnance Survey (published 1841) with the underlying vernacular basis of the composition suggested by such attributes as the compact rectilinear lobby entry[?] plan form centred on a characteristic windbreak, the disprorportionate bias of solid to void in the massing, and the high pitched roof retaining a small slate finish. Although having deteriorated following a prolonged period of inactivity or neglect, the elementary form and massing prevail together with substantial quantities of the original fabric, thus upholding some of the character or integrity of a house making a pleasing visual statement in a rural street scene.

CollectionNational Inventory of Architectural Heritage
Year1841, 1903
TimespanNineteenth Century, Twentieth Century
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ProviderIrish Manuscripts Commission