Main Record - County Meath
|Dunsany Castle, Dunsany, County Meath
|Date||1760 - 1800|
|Categories of Special Interest||ARCHITECTURAL TECHNICAL|
|Original Use||farmyard complex|
|In Use As||farmyard complex|| |
Farmyard complex, built c.1780, comprising of four ranges of single- and two-storey outbuildings set around a central courtyard, with detached outbuildings set within the courtyard. Pitched slate roofs, with gabled central bays to north-western and south-western ranges, and with bellcote to north-eastern range. Dressed stone walls with ashlar limestone dressings to segmental-arched and square-headed openings. Remains of walled gardens and outbuildings to site.
This farmyard complex is of apparent architectural design, though the form of the courtyard is distorted by the detached outbuildings set in the central area. The single- and two-storey ranges set around the courtyard form a picturesque group. The rubble stone and ashlar dressings add textural interest to the site. This farmyard complex retains many interesting features and materials, such as the slate roofs, ashlar bellcote, timber fanlights and sash windows, and some farmyard machinery. This farmyard complex forms part of a group of demesne related structures, with Dunsany Castle, stables, church and gate lodges.
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