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Victoria Lock, County Offaly
14929012
Representative view
Reg. No.14929012
Date1840 - 1850
Previous NameN/A
TownlandCLONAHENOGE
CountyCounty Offaly
Coordinates194680, 213068
Categories of Special InterestARCHITECTURAL TECHNICAL
RatingRegional
Original Uselock keeper's house
In Use Aslock keeper's house
Additional Usehouse
 
Description
Detached three-bay single-storey stone lock keeper's house, built in 1843. Hipped natural slate roof with pair of stone chimneystacks. Single-bay single-storey projecting pedimented central bay. Square-headed windows openings with timber sash windows. Lean-to porch extension to rear and lean-to outbuilding to rear. Cast-iron mooring bollards to front of house facing onto canal.

Appraisal

This house forms part of a group with the related canal structures in the area. Its simple design has a pleasing symmetry and it retains much original materials and fabric making it a charming addition to the canal. It was erected by the Shannon Commission engineer Thomas Rhodes in 1843. Cast-iron mooring bollards manufactured by Fenton, Murray and Jackson Engineers Leeds.
 
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