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Dunsany Castle, Dunsany, County Meath
14403708
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Reg. No.14403708
Date1830 - 1850
Previous NameN/A
TownlandDUNSANY
CountyCounty Meath
Coordinates290734, 254666
Categories of Special InterestARCHITECTURAL HISTORICAL TECHNICAL
RatingRegional
Original Usegate lodge
 
Description
Detached single-bay two-stage castellated entrance gate tower, built c.1840, with single-storey gate lodge set behind flanking by castellated walls. Rock-faced stone walls set on ashlar plinths with piers, ashlar string courses and carved stone crest. Segmental-arched carriage opening with pair of studded timber gates having cast-iron portcullis gate above. Gun loops and square-headed openings with ashlar dressings.

Appraisal

The gate lodge and entrance gate are of apparent architectural design and were executed by skilled craftsmen. The architectural detailing, such as the castellations, rock-faced masonry and string courses articulate the form of the gates and the gate lodge. The carved stone crest adds artistic interest. 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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