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Gibraltar, Larch Hill Demesne, County Meath
14404906
Representative view
Reg. No.14404906
Date1800 - 1840
Previous NameN/A
TownlandPHEPOTSTOWN
CountyCounty Meath
Coordinates289330, 243770
Categories of Special InterestARCHITECTURAL HISTORICAL TECHNICAL
RatingRegional
Original Usefolly
In Use Asfolly
 
Description
Triangular-plan miniature fort, built c.1820. Comprising of corner towers and turrets set in rendered walls, with castellations. Pointed arch, gun loop and circular openings. Set in a lake.

Appraisal

This picturesque miniature fort forms part of an interesting and unusual group of follies, with the boathouse, rustic temples and statue, which are situated in and around the lake. The Fox's Earth, Cockle Tower and ornamental dairy are related folly structures in the demesne. These demesne related structures form part of a fascinating group, with the ornamental farm yards and main house, which were built by Robert Watson.
 
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