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12 Millmount Square, Drogheda, County Louth
13622078
View from north
Reg. No.13622078
Date1700 - 1740
Previous NameRichmond Fort Barracks
TownlandLAGAVOOREN
CountyCounty Louth
Coordinates308967, 274777
Categories of Special InterestARCHITECTURAL HISTORICAL SOCIAL
RatingRegional
Original Usebarracks
In Use Asoffice
 
Description
Attached three-bay two-storey former soldiers' billeting house, built c. 1720, now in use as offices. Three-bay two-storey block, c. 1720, to west. Pitched slate roofs, lower roof-line to west block, clay ridge tiles, smooth rendered and stone verge coping to gables, red brick corbelled chimneystacks, cast-iron gutters fixed to painted smooth rendered continuous eaves course, circular cast-iron downpipe. Painted roughcast-rendered walling, cast-iron wall vents. Square-headed window openings, smooth rendered slightly projecting surrounds to north elevation, painted tooled stone sills, painted timber six-over-six sliding sash windows, c. 1820, painted timber multiple-paned casement window to west elevation. Square-headed door opening, painted smooth rendered surround, plain-glazed overlight with vertical glazing bars, painted timber vertically-sheeted double doors, approached by granite and limestone steps flanked by wrought-iron handrails. Situated on slope, facing Millmount Square; flight of tooled stone and paved steps with wrought-iron handrail attached to west elevation.

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 one of the soldiers' billeting houses. The stepped roof-line of this house creates an added interest as do the sliding sash windows which enliven the façade. Built as part of a complex of structures of a similar style, this house forms an integral part of that grouping, playing an important role in Drogheda's architectural heritage and its history.
 
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