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Beechmount House, County Cork
20906109
South-west elevation
Reg. No.20906109
Date1800 - 1840
Previous NameN/A
TownlandCARRIGNAMUCK
CountyCounty Cork
Coordinates147292, 75520
Categories of Special InterestARCHITECTURAL HISTORICAL SOCIAL
RatingRegional
Original Usefolly
 
Description
Freestanding square-plan folly tower, built c.1820, now ruinous. Rubble stone walls with dressed stone eaves course. Ogee-headed opening to each elevation. Located in field.

Appraisal

Though now sadly in ruinous condition, this folly remains an interesting feature in the landscape. It forms part of an interesting group with two other folly towers, and part of a wider group of demesne structures, formerly relating to Beechmount House. It was apparently built by the Colthurst family to commemorate the death of a family member at the battle of Trafalgar.
 
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