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Emo Court, Emo Court Demesne, Temple Hill, County Laois
12800873
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Reg. No.12800873
Date1750 - 1780
Previous NameN/A
TownlandEMO PARK
CountyCounty Laois
Coordinates253872, 207438
Categories of Special InterestARCHITECTURAL
RatingRegional
Original Usefolly
In Use Asfolly
 
Description
Freestanding three-storey folly, built c.1760, comprising double-height base on a rectangular plan with octagonal drum over. Now in ruins. No roof. Random rubble stone wall to base with snecked limestone entablature, ashlar to drum with entablature and blocking course. Square-headed window openings with limestone surrounds, fittings now gone. Round-headed arched door opening to centre ground floor; rusticated rendered archivolt; fittings now gone. Winding stone staircase to interior. Set back from road on elevated site; overgrown grounds to site.
 
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