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Charleville Castle, County Offaly
14916023
Representative view
Reg. No.14916023
Date1800 - 1860
Previous NameN/A
TownlandCHARLEVILLE DEMESNE
CountyCounty Offaly
Coordinates231039, 222870
Categories of Special InterestARCHITECTURAL TECHNICAL
RatingRegional
Original Usegate lodge
 
Description
Ruined L-plan gate lodge, built c.1840. Set inside entrance to Charleville Castle demesne. Comprising central four-centre arch set to castellated random coursed limestone wall flanked by castellated rounded towers with random coursed wall running to north. Chamfered cut stone surround to arch. Castellated wall to edge of river in front of lodge.

Appraisal

Though in a sadly dilapidated condition, this entrance complex evoke the glory of Charleville Forest demesne at its height. The execution of the stonework attests to work of skilled craftsmanship.
 
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