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Lackeen House, Tipperary North
22400414
Front of building, from north-east, showing tower house.
Reg. No.22400414
Date1720 - 1740
Previous NameN/A
TownlandABBEVILLE
CountyTipperary North
Coordinates195131, 204227
Categories of Special InterestARCHITECTURAL ARCHAEOLOGICAL
RatingRegional
Original Usehouse
 
Description
Detached five-bay two-storey house, c. 1730, attached to ruinous two-storey seventeenth-century house with heavy chimneystack to north gable, and with single-storey lean-to structures to rear. Pitched slate roof having rendered gable-end chimneystacks and ceramic ridge tiles. Rendered walls to eighteenth-century structure, with exposed coursed rubble limestone walls to earlier block. Two-over-two pane and one six-over-six pane timber sash windows to main block having limestone sills. Timber panelled front door retains overlight with geometric glazing. Single-storey rubble limestone outbuilding to south having pitched corrugated-iron roof. Situated outside bawn wall of tower house to south-west.

Appraisal

Lackeen House is a remarkably intact mid-eighteenth century building which incorporates a significant amount of seventeenth century fabric. The small slates to the roof, unusual proportions of the window glazing and the intact front door all add character to the house. This building's association with Lackeen Castle, the tower house to the south-west, is of great importance and illustrates the development of this site for domestic use over several centuries.
 
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