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4-10 Millmount Square, Drogheda, County Louth
13622077
View from north-east
Reg. No.13622077
Date1710 - 1730
Previous NameRichmond Fort Barracks
TownlandLAGAVOOREN
CountyCounty Louth
Coordinates308950, 274793
Categories of Special InterestARCHITECTURAL HISTORICAL SOCIAL
RatingRegional
Original Usebarracks
In Use Asclubhouse
Additional Useshop/retail outlet
 
Description
U-plan ten-bay two-storey former soldiers' billeting house with gabled end-bays, built c. 1720, later used as terrace of seven houses, now in use shops and clubhouse. Pitched slate roof, clay ridge tiles, red brick corbelled chimneystacks, cast-iron gutters fixed to stone corbelled course, circular cast-iron downpipes. Roughcast-rendered walling, cast-iron wall vents. Square-headed window openings, painted smooth rendered slightly projecting surrounds, painted tooled stone sills, painted timber six-over-six sliding sash windows, c. 1850, some painted timber casement window to first floor; tooled stone sills, painted timber one-over-one and six-over-six sliding sash windows to west elevation. Square-headed and round-headed door openings, painted smooth rendered surround, patterned glass overlight, painted timber panelled and glazed doors. Set facing Millmount Square, wrought-iron railings at rear.

Appraisal

This structure, built as part of Richmond Fort Barracks which was given to the Crown by William of Orange after the Battle of the Boyne, was originally soldiers' billeting houses. This building forms an important and significant piece of Drogheda's history and architectural heritage.
 
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