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Carn Lodge, County Cavan
40401410
Main south elevation
Reg. No.40401410
Date1810 - 1830
Previous NameN/A
TownlandCARN (TULLYHUNCO BY.)
CountyCounty Cavan
Coordinates229509, 314290
Categories of Special InterestARCHITECTURAL
RatingRegional
Original Usehouse
 
Description
Detached three-bay single-storey with dormer attic house, built c.1820, with projecting entrance porch of Italianate style added c.1850, lower recessed symmetrical wings with rear pitch extending along rear to meet central two-storey gabled return. Pitched slate roof having clay ridge tiles, oversailing main roof to front with timber sheeted soffit supported on square timber brackets, rear slope of wings forms catslide roof below main pitch, timber bargeboards of undulating design to gables of main roof, wings and rear return. Ashlar chimneystacks flanking centre bay, tall brick chimneystack to eaves of rear return, cast-iron rainwater goods. Flat roof to porch with decorative profiled stucco cornice and parapet. Roughcast render over rubble stone walls with brick dressings. Smooth rendered walls to porch with corner pilasters. One-over-one timber sash windows with stone sills. Timber sheeted entrance door with square overlight having decorative cob-web subdivisions and coloured glass. Mixture of two-over-two and one-over-one timber sash windows to rear. Internal panelled shutters to front windows. Yard to rear with rubble stone single- and two-storey outbuildings having pitched slate roofs. Recent decorative precast-concrete boundary walls and metal pedestrian gate on axis with entrance.

Appraisal

A well composed house, which despite its small scale, displays an attention to architectural detailing that is more commonly associated with a large scale country house. Comprising a central block with a classical style projecting porch, and recessed flanked wings, its proportions and harmonious symmetry are noteworthy. Despite its poor condition, it retains much of its historic character and charm, which is enhanced by the survival of original features including timber sliding sash windows, render detailing, and decorative cobweb overlight. It makes an eyecatching roadside addition.
 
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