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Main Street Upper, Slane, County Meath
14315045
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Reg. No.14315045
Date1760 - 1780
Previous NameN/A
TownlandSLANE
CountyCounty Meath
Coordinates296283, 274154
Categories of Special InterestARCHITECTURAL HISTORICAL TECHNICAL
RatingRegional
Original Useoutbuilding
In Use Aspost office
Additional Useshop/retail outlet
 
Description
Detached four-bay two-storey former outbuilding, built c. 1760, now in use as a shop and post office. Pitched tile roof with rendered chimneystacks. Roughcast rendered walls. Dressed limestone to west gable, with cut stone blind arcading. Modern shopfront to font elevation. Linked to formerly related house by a screen wall.

Appraisal

This outbuilding formerly related to the house to the site, and is linked by to the house by a screen wall. The architectural blind arcading of the south gable complements the setting of the house, and is a unifying features of the group. This outbuilding 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 outbuilding together with the main house, gates and related outbuilding form an interesting architectural group, which is repeated by on the remaining three sides of the square.
 
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