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Roundstone, County Galway
30328019
Front (north-west) elevation
Reg. No.30328019
Date1840 - 1880
Previous NameN/A
TownlandERVALLAGH
CountyCounty Galway
Coordinates72475, 239751
Categories of Special InterestARCHITECTURAL TECHNICAL
RatingRegional
Original Usegates/railings/walls
 
Description
Freestanding gateway, built c.1860, comprising round-arch vehicular entrance flanked by lower round-arch pedestrian entrances. Roughly dressed granite rubble-work walls with later rubble-stone buttresses and remains of render to rear elevation, rendered red brick crenellations over render cornice with central cross finial. Granite voussoirs and block-and-start surrounds to entrances. Decorative double-leaf cast-iron gates to middle entrance.

Appraisal

This fine gateway, formerly the entrance to an abbey, reflects the important role that religious orders played in communities such as Roundstone. The gateway has a restrained monumental quality.
 
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