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County Donegal
40900917
Front elevation with extension to south gable.
Reg. No.40900917
Date1840 - 1880
Previous NameN/A
TownlandDUNAFF
CountyCounty Donegal
Coordinates231835, 447778
Categories of Special InterestARCHITECTURAL TECHNICAL
RatingRegional
Original Usehouse
In Use Ashouse
 
Description
Detached four-bay single-storey vernacular house, built c. 1860, with windbreak porch to front and single-bay extension to south gable. Pitched flax thatched roof with latticed restraining ropes, timber stays and pegs, chimneystacks to south gable and centre. Limewashed render to rubble stone walls. Square-headed window openings over painted concrete sills, replacement timber windows. Square-headed door opening, replacement timber door. Set in own grounds with three-bay outbuilding to south-west, pitched corrugated-metal roof, limewashed rubble stone walls.

Appraisal

A good example of this vernacular type in fine condition. It represents an important survival preserving a traditional local craft and a building type once much more common in the Irish countryside. Retains much that is of interest including rope and peg thatch which was a feature of Irish thatched houses in exposed locations particularly in the north-west of the country. Contributes character and charm to its rugged and isolated surrounding landscape.
 
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