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Ennisnag Bridge, Stoneyford, County Kilkenny
Representative view of bridge.
Reg. No.12316005
Date1825 - 1830
Previous NameN/A
CountyCounty Kilkenny
Coordinates252484, 143913
Categories of Special InterestARCHITECTURAL TECHNICAL
Original Usebridge
In Use Asbridge
Three-arch cut-limestone road bridge over river, dated 1827. Coursed cut-limestone walls with limestone ashlar squat triangular cut-waters to piers, battered buttresses having square-headed slit-style 'gun loop' apertures, roundels flanking central arch having cut-limestone surrounds, rectangular recessed panels over outer arches having cut-limestone surrounds, and random squared rubble limestone parapets having cut-limestone coping. Series of three segmental arches with limestone ashlar voussoirs (one inscribed as date stone keystone), and rendered squared rubble stone soffits. Sited spanning Kings River with grass banks to river.


Representing an important artefact of the early nineteenth-century civil engineering legacy of County Kilkenny an elegantly-profiled bridge forms an attractive landmark on a crossing over the Kings River. Exhibiting high quality traditional stone masonry the construction in locally-sourced limestone serves to integrate the site pleasantly into the surrounding rural landscape while refined Classically-derived dressings further enliven the aesthetic appeal of the composition.
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