Main Record - County Meath
|Rock House, The Square, Slane, County Meath
|Date||1755 - 1765|
|Categories of Special Interest||ARCHITECTURAL ARTISTIC HISTORICAL TECHNICAL|
|In Use As||gates/railings/walls|| |
Square-profile ashlar limestone gate piers, c.1760, with carved limestone cap stones, set in stone boundary walls. Pair of cast-iron gates with oval and fleur-de-lis motifs and interlocking shamrock and thistle floral finial.
These fine gates and piers contribute to the setting of the house and to the streetscape. The cast-iron and masonry were clearly executed by skilled craftsmen. These gates were 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.
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