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Drewstown House, County Meath
14402301
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Reg. No.14402301
Date1730 - 1760
Previous NameN/A
TownlandDREWSTOWN GREAT
CountyCounty Meath
Coordinates268972, 268862
Categories of Special InterestARCHITECTURAL ARTISTIC HISTORICAL SOCIAL TECHNICAL
RatingRegional
Original Usecountry house
In Use Asschool
 
Description
Detached seven-bay three-storey country house, built c.1745, with three-bay central breakfront and later single-storey porch addition. Curved full-height projecting bay to east elevation. Hipped slate roof with carved limestone parapet and rendered chimneystacks. Ashlar limestone walls with quoins. Carved limestone and block-and-start surrounds to window openings. Timber panelled door with fanlight, flanked by engaged Ionic columns and pilaster, with cornice above.

Appraisal

This imposing country house is attributed to Francis Bindon and was built for Barry Barry. Architectural design and detailing are apparent in the execution of this imposing house. The architectural form of the building is articulated by the masonry detailing, which defines the breakfront, parapet and window surrounds. The later porch addition adds further artistic interest to the building, with finely carved columns, pilasters and fanlight.
 
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