Main Record - County Meath
|Dunsany Castle, Dunsany, County Meath
|Date||1830 - 1850|
|Categories of Special Interest||ARCHITECTURAL HISTORICAL TECHNICAL|
|Original Use||gate lodge|| |
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.
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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