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Rock House, The Square, Slane, County Meath
14315020
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Reg. No.14315020
Date1755 - 1765
Previous NameN/A
TownlandSLANE
CountyCounty Meath
Coordinates296229, 274214
Categories of Special InterestARCHITECTURAL HISTORICAL TECHNICAL
RatingRegional
Original Usehouse
In Use Ashouse
 
Description
Detached double-pile three-bay three-storey house over basement, built c.1760. Hipped slate roof with red brick chimneystacks. Squared limestone walls with limestone plinth and eaves courses. Round-arched block-and-start stone door surround with a decorative keystone, plain glazed fanlight and timber panelled door, approached by flight of stone steps. Block-and-start window surrounds, with a projecting keystone, limestone sills and timber sash windows. Rubble stone walls with limestone cap stones surround open basement area. Flanked by screen walls.

Appraisal

This house was built as part of the formally planned eighteenth-century estate village as devised by Viscount Conyngham, who stipulated the form and materials to be used in the construction of the village. This house forms part of a group of four houses, each flanked by screen walls and outbuildings. This house retains many of its original features and materials such as the timber sash windows, and ashlar dressings.
 
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