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Front Lodge, Loughcrew Demesne, County Meath
14401506
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Reg. No.14401506
Date1800 - 1840
Previous NameN/A
TownlandLOUGHCREW
CountyCounty Meath
Coordinates256909, 276432
Categories of Special InterestARCHITECTURAL ARTISTIC HISTORICAL TECHNICAL
RatingRegional
Original Usegate lodge
In Use Asgate lodge
 
Description
Detached gable-fronted gate lodge with recessed flanking bay, built c.1780, with carved limestone Doric portico, set on a raised plinth. Pitched and hipped slate roofs with ashlar limestone chimneys. Ashlar limestone walls, channelled to lower level with string course above. Paired timber glazed doors and timber sash windows. Ashlar limestone steps to site, with flanking plinth walls having cast-iron railings.

Appraisal

This gate lodge, by designed by C.R. Cockerell, is of apparent architectural form and detailing. The Doric portico creates an imposing entrance to this gate lodge and adds artistic detailing to the building. The timber sash windows, ashlar masonry and slate roofs are well preserved features and materials of the building. This fine gate lodge forms part of an interesting group of Loughcrew demesne structures, with the Ionic portico, workers' houses, church, stables, graveyard and gate lodges.
 
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