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Bessmount Park , County Monaghan
41400982
Internal wall, south elevation
Reg. No.41400982
Date1740 - 1760
Previous NameN/A
TownlandDRUMRUTAGH
CountyCounty Monaghan
Coordinates269274, 335181
Categories of Special InterestARCHITECTURAL TECHNICAL
RatingRegional
Original Usewalled garden
In Use Asanimal house
 
Description
Rectangular-plan walled garden, built c.1750, comprising rubble stone walls with red brick lining to interior in Flemish garden wall bond, and with curved corners. Some cut limestone and slate coping to walls. Gauged-brick segmental-arch vehicular entrance to west elevation, red brick surround and double-leaf replacement corrugated-iron door. Recent chicken houses to interior, and outbuildings adjoining external walls.

Appraisal

This substantial walled garden forms a group with the adjacent outbuildings of Bessmount Park, as well as the house itself. Built for leisure and utilitarian purposes, this garden would once have constituted an integral part of the demesne landscape, and its walls have been well executed with red brick lining to retain heat to the interior walls. Although it is no longer in use for its original function, this structure retains its essential form.
 
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