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Dunsany Castle, Dunsany, County Meath
14403713
Representative view
Reg. No.14403713
Date1760 - 1800
Previous NameN/A
TownlandDUNSANY
CountyCounty Meath
Coordinates291441, 255068
Categories of Special InterestARCHITECTURAL TECHNICAL
RatingRegional
Original Usefarmyard complex
In Use Asfarmyard complex
 
Description
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.

Appraisal

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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