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St Luke's Cross, Cork, Cork City
20863076
West elevation
Reg. No.20863076
Date1875 - 1885
Previous NameN/A
TownlandGLANKITTANE/MONTENOTTE
CountyCork City
Coordinates168543, 72536
Categories of Special InterestARCHITECTURAL SOCIAL
RatingRegional
Original Usetoll house
 
Description
Freestanding octagonal-plan toll booth, built c.1880, formerly in use as newspaper kiosk. Now disused. Replacement octagonal steel roof with apex finial. Rendered walls with raised plinth and continuous sill course. Camber-headed window openings to south, east and north elevations with fixed-light windows. Camber-headed door opening with timber battened half-door and limestone threshold. No longer in original location.

Appraisal

This disused toll booth is an interesting reminder of the city's social and economic history. Its octagonal-plan and small scale make it an eye-catching addition to the streetscape. Situated at a busy junction, it forms a group of street furniture with the adjacent water trough and post box.
 
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