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Seafield House, Donabate, Fingal
11336024
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Reg. No.11336024
Date1740 - 1760
Previous NameN/A
TownlandBALLYMADROUGH
CountyFingal
Coordinates321209, 248439
Categories of Special InterestARCHITECTURAL ARTISTIC
RatingNational
Original Usecountry house
In Use Ascountry house
 
Description
Detached five-bay three-storey over basement Palladian villa, c.1750, with advanced tetrastyle granite Doric portico, balustrade to parapet and having curved quadrant wall to right side. Sandstone and granite steps to entrance with nap rendered plinth walls and piers crowned by spheres. Four-bay two-storey wing, c.1855, to west, terminated by five-stage Italianate tower. ROOF: Hidden behind ballustraded parapet; three hipped roofs running perpendicular to façade; slate; terracotta ridge tiles; tall nap rendered stacks with modillion cornices; hipped slate roof to wing. WALLS: Nap rendered; granite plinth and string courses; granite balustrade to parapet; granite quoins; pebble dash side elevation; channelled render to wing. OPENINGS: Square headed; granite surrounds with keystones to ground floor openings; granite and limestone cills; timber sashes, c.1890, to basement and ground floor; timber casements above 2/2 and 1/1 timber sashes to rear; rendered surrounds to wing windows; granite cills; single pane timber sashes; square headed stone doorcast to main block; console brackets and cornice; decorative timber overlight; timber and glazed double doors flanked by single pane timber sash sidelights; roundheaded doorcase to wing; rendered archivolt and wings original panelled timber double doors; granite steps. INTERIOR:Two-storey hall runs full depth of house crossed by gallery.
 
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