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Nenagh Hospital, Thurles Road, Nenagh, Tipperary North
22305109
View from north-west.
Reg. No.22305109
Date1935 - 1945
Previous NameN/A
TownlandTYONE (NENAGH PR)
CountyTipperary North
Coordinates187165, 178526
Categories of Special InterestARCHITECTURAL SOCIAL TECHNICAL
RatingRegional
Original Usehospital/infirmary
In Use Ashospital/infirmary
 
Description
Detached irregular-plan multiple-bay mainly two-storey hospital, built c. 1940, with concrete canopy to single-storey entrance block, church to south-east and outpatient block to north-east. Flat roofs with oversailing eaves and rendered walls. Rendered piers to entrance block. Square-headed openings with replacement uPVC and timber windows with concrete sills and replacement uPVC doors. Cruciform-plan church to south-east with pitched tiled roof, roughcast rendered and mosaic tiled walls and vertical coloured glass windows and doors. Detached irregular-plan multiple-bay two-storey outpatient building to north-east with slightly advanced entrance having stepped gable parapet and unglazed oculus, flat roofs, rendered walls, replacement uPVC windows and doors with stepped concrete doorcase. Pair of three-bay single-storey gate lodges to south-west with rounded corners, flat roofs, rendered chimneystacks, rendered walls and replacement uPVC windows and doors, the latter with steps. Rubble masonry wall to north-east side of complex with rendered walls to south-west, south-east and north-west sides.

Appraisal

Built on the site of an 1840s workhouse, and incorporating its boundary walls, this hospital complex and site have played a significant role in the social history of Nenagh. The design, materials and features utilized in its construction, such as the flat roofs, canopy and concrete piers, are representative of twentieth century architectural design. The irregular plans of the buildings are emphasized by the varying blocks and elements.
 
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