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Dunsany Castle, Dunsany, County Meath
14403703
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Reg. No.14403703
Date1830 - 1850
Previous NameN/A
TownlandDUNSANY
CountyCounty Meath
Coordinates291743, 255116
Categories of Special InterestARCHITECTURAL HISTORICAL TECHNICAL
RatingRegional
Original Usegate lodge
 
Description
Pair of pointed-arch entrance gates, built c.1840, with mock ruined stone tower having gun loops to the north-west. Three-bay single-storey stone gate lodge to site. Ashlar voussoirs and dressings to main entrance, rusticated arch to pedestrian entrance. Some paired timber sash windows to gate lodge.

Appraisal

The entrance gates and tower are designed and executed in a mock ruin style that was popular during the nineteenth century. The various treatment of the stone work, which was clearly executed by skilled craftsmen, adds textural variation to the site. The gate and gate lodge form part of a group of demesne structures with Dunsany Castle, stables, outbuildings, church and other gate lodges.
 
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