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The Square, Slane, County Meath
14315049
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Reg. No.14315049
Date1760 - 1770
Previous NameN/A
TownlandSLANE
CountyCounty Meath
Coordinates296260, 274198
Categories of Special InterestARCHITECTURAL HISTORICAL TECHNICAL
RatingRegional
Original Usehouse
In Use Aspresbytery/parochial/curate's house
 
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 block-and-start stone door surround with a decorative keystone, timber replacement 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 open basement area. Flanked by screen walls. Wrought-iron bootscrapers on steps leading to entrance. Window openings to front elevation have block-and-start surrounds and timber sash windows. Open basement area is enclosed by a rubble stone wall. Flanked by outbuildings and is linked to them by screen walls. Cast-iron railings with ashlar limestone gate piers, set in rubble stone boundary 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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