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Castletown House, County Cork
20906615
Front (east) elevation.
Reg. No.20906615
Date1820 - 1840
Previous NameN/A
TownlandCASTLETOWN
CountyCounty Cork
Coordinates198557, 79898
Categories of Special InterestARCHITECTURAL ARTISTIC HISTORICAL SOCIAL
RatingRegional
Original Usecountry house
 
Description
Remains of detached seven-bay two-storey former country house, built c. 1830, with portico to front (east) elevation, having five-bay north and south elevations with single-storey bows. Now derelict and undergoing renovation and reconstruction. No roof. Concrete block chimneystacks. Render corbelled cornice. Rendered walls with render giant Doric order corner pilasters. Square-headed window openings with render surrounds. Portico to front elevation with Doric pilasters flanking Ionic columns, supporting Ionic entablature with frieze and dentillated cornice. Ruinous remains of outbuildings to west of house, having rubble stone walls, brick chimneystack, and square-headed openings. Rubble stone wall with elliptical-arched carriage arch with brick voussoirs and square-headed pedestrian entrance. Segmental-headed carriage arch with brick voussoirs and square-headed pedestrian entrance forming entrance to former stables to west. Ten-bay single- and two-storey former stables, now in use as house, with hipped slate roof, red brick chimneystack and rubble sandstone walls. Square-headed window openings with replacement timber windows. Elliptical-arched carriage arch and round-headed door opening with replacement timber half-glazed doors. Yard to north-west having five-bay single-storey former outbuilding to south range, with hipped artificial slate roof having red brick chimneystack, rubble stone walls, and elliptical-arched openings. Six-bay two-storey outbuilding to north range, remains of hipped roof, rubble stone walls, segmental-arched window and door openings with brick voussoirs, and elliptical-arched door openings with brick voussoirs.

Appraisal

One of several houses in Mount Uniacke area built for the Uniacke family, residence in nineteenth century of Norman Uniacke. Tall window openings and classical features including dentillated Ionic order and giant Doric order typical of neoclassical style. Although some fabric has been lost, currently undergoing sensitive restoration.
 
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