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The Square, Slane, County Meath
14315044
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Reg. No.14315044
Date1760 - 1780
Previous NameN/A
TownlandSLANE
CountyCounty Meath
Coordinates296259, 274147
Categories of Special InterestARCHITECTURAL ARTISTIC HISTORICAL TECHNICAL
RatingRegional
Original Usehouse
In Use Ashouse
 
Description
Detached 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 door surround with Doric columns, plain cornice, 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 surround filled in basement area. Flanked by screen walls. Wrought-iron railings with ashlar limestone piers set in rubble stone walls to site.

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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