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Fosterstown House, County Meath
14403606
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Reg. No.14403606
Date1780 - 1820
Previous NameN/A
TownlandFOSTERSTOWN
CountyCounty Meath
Coordinates280210, 255452
Categories of Special InterestARCHITECTURAL HISTORICAL TECHNICAL
RatingRegional
Original Usegate lodge
 
Description
Detached three-bay single-storey gate lodge, built c.1800, with central porch, now vacant. Hipped thatched roof with red brick chimneystack. Rendered walls. Replacement windows and doors. Rendered gate piers with cast-iron gates to site. Cast-iron railings to site.

Appraisal

This house makes a notable and positive contribution to the surrounding area. Set perpendicular to the road, it once served as a gate lodge to Fosterstown House. The form and scale of the building are representative of the vernacular tradition in Ireland - unusual as a gate lodge to a demesne. The two windows on the south elevation are the only windows in the house.
 
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