Main Record - County Meath
|Rock House, The Square, Slane, County Meath
|Date||1755 - 1765|
|Categories of Special Interest||ARCHITECTURAL HISTORICAL TECHNICAL|
|In Use As||house|| |
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.
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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