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Ardbraccan Demesne, County Meath
14402508
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Reg. No.14402508
Date1820 - 1850
Previous NameN/A
TownlandARDBRACCAN
CountyCounty Meath
Coordinates283200, 268452
Categories of Special InterestARCHITECTURAL TECHNICAL
RatingRegional
Original Usegate lodge
In Use Ashouse
 
Description
Detached three-bay single-storey gable-fronted gate lodge, built c.1770. Now in use as private residence. Main façade constructed of ashlar limestone with pediment and pronounced cornice. Other elevations built of random rubble limestone. Pitched slate roof with clay ridge tiles and projecting stone eaves course. Modern brick chimney added centrally to roof. Square-headed window openings with diamond-pattern cast-iron windows and stone sills. Replacement timber door with moulded stone surround. Recent extensions to south (rear) and to east. Main gates to Ardbraccan Demense located immediately to east with central piers on square plan constructed of smooth rusticated limestone with festoon decoration and cast-iron gates. Main carriage entrance flanked by smaller pedestrian entrances with replacement cast-iron gates.

Appraisal

This gate lodge served Ardbraccan House, a large house which is to the west. It forms a group with the surviving related structures in the demesne. The architectural design of the building is immediately apparent, while the survival of many original features and materials, such as the slate roof, the cast-iron windows enhance the building.
 
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