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County Cavan
40401305
South or platform elevation
Reg. No.40401305
Date1880 - 1890
Previous NameN/A
TownlandCLONEARY
CountyCounty Cavan
Coordinates222044, 316324
Categories of Special InterestARCHITECTURAL ARTISTIC SOCIAL
RatingRegional
Original Userailway station
In Use Ascommunity centre
 
Description
Detached six-bay single-storey former railway station, built c.1885, having recent extensions to west and south-west, now in use as community centre. Pitched slate roof, decorative clay ridge tiles with trefoil motifs, rendered chimneys with decorative clay pots, recent pressed metal rainwater goods. Projecting canopy of recent vertical timber boarding above entrance. Red-brick walls with grey string courses at window heads and sills, yellow bevelled brick above red-brick plinth, slightly advance entrance bay recently rebuilt. Segmental-arched replacement windows to road elevation with rounded jambs, banded vitrified and yellow brick voussoirs, yellow-brick hoods and stone sills. One surviving two-over-two timber sash window to former platform elevation, other openings now filled in with brick, some brick hoods remaining.

Appraisal

The Cavan & Leitrim Railway was a narrow-guage line that operated from 1887 until 1959. Bawnboy Road Railway Station was located on the Belturbet to Drumod part of the line. The complex comprises a former railway station, goods shed, and station master's house, though the railway lines and platforms are no longer extant. The station's architectural style and use of brick are similar to the Great Northern Railway buildings. The red, yellow, and vitrified brick contrast with the traditional render and stone of other nineteenth century buildings in the county. The group is an interesting reminder of the extent of the rail network in the past, and is a fine example of the quality of civil engineering transportation projects at the time.
 
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