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Saint Louis Convent, Distillery Lane, Carrickmacross, County Monaghan
41310083
View from lane through gateway
Reg. No.41310083
Date1855 - 1860
Previous NameN/A
TownlandDRUMMOND OTRA
CountyCounty Monaghan
Coordinates284186, 303518
Categories of Special InterestARCHITECTURAL
RatingRegional
Original Usebuilding misc
In Use Asbuilding misc
 
Description
Detached seven-bay single-storey school building, dated 1859, having projecting lower flat-roofed open porch to front. Pitched slate roof with ashlar limestone chimneystacks and replacement uPVC rainwater goods. Roughcast rendered walls. Square-headed window openings with limestone block and start surrounds and sills and having small-pane timber double casement windows. Porch has rectangular plan with canted front corners, roughcast rendered walls and moulded cornice, latter stepped at centre to accommodate carved stone plaque bearing crown, 'B' and date '1859'. Porch has loop-type openings to each face and flanking entrance, with limestone surrounds. Square-headed outer entrance to porch, with limestone block and start surround, and two square-headed doorways to interior having similar surrounds and timber battened doors. Building stands in yard having rubble limestone boundary walls with copings and vehicular gateway having square-plan ashlar limestone piers with plinths, rock-faced caps and recent timber double-leaf gate.

Appraisal

This school building is distinctive for its canted porch and its date stone of 1859. It has good-quality cut limestone details in its porch, openings and chimneystacks. The boundary and gateway provide the setting for the building and enhance it with its good quality masonry.
 
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