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The Fox's Earth, Larch Hill Demesne, County Meath
14404904
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Reg. No.14404904
Date1800 - 1840
Previous NameN/A
TownlandPHEPOTSTOWN
CountyCounty Meath
Coordinates289303, 244093
Categories of Special InterestARCHITECTURAL HISTORICAL TECHNICAL
RatingRegional
Original Usemausoleum
In Use Asmausoleum
 
Description
Mausoleum and folly, built c.1820. Comprising three-bay single-storey dressed limestone façade set into artificial mount, with rustic temple set on the mount. Pointed arch openings to three-bay façade. Rubble stone walls to site, with circular profile piers. Circular profile temple, comprising six columns, capped with dome. Rubble stone bridge to the site.

Appraisal

This mausoleum was built by Robert Watson. It comprises a fox's earth set into an artificial mound with a rustic temple above. The architectural form of this picturesque building contributes to the surrounding landscape. This building forms part of a group with the related follies and demesne buildings at Larch Hill.
 
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