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Modreeny House, Tipperary North
22401021
View from south-east.
Reg. No.22401021
Date1915 - 1925
Previous NameN/A
TownlandEMINISKA (MODREENY PR)
CountyTipperary North
Coordinates195034, 189270
Categories of Special InterestARCHITECTURAL
RatingRegional
Original Usehouse
In Use Ashouse
 
Description
Detached cruciform-plan two-storey house, built c. 1920, having open-sided porch to south-east corner and one-, two- and three-bay sides. Hipped and monopitched single-storey additions to north elavation. Pitched slate roof to north and south façades, hipped elsewhere, with bracketed eaves and rendered chimneystacks. Roughcast render to walls. Small-pane timber casement windows with stone sills. South elevation has segmental-headed and canted bay windows, replaced with uPVC. Glazed and panelled front door having cut limestone surround in porch with hipped slate roof supported on columns. Two-storey rendered stone outbuildings to rear with pitched and half-hipped slate roofs, one with bellcote. Three-bay single-storey gate lodge to south having hipped slate roof with bracketed eaves, central chimneystack, ashlar limestone façade and timber sash windows. Cut stone gate piers.

Appraisal

The early twentieth-century house seen today replaces the previous Modreeny House, from which the outbuildings and gate lodge were retained. The house itself is a good example of early twentieth-century architecture having steeply-pitched roof gables, small-pane casement windows and in particular the distinctive porch supported on stocky columns with the original door and limestone surround retained. This type of building is rarely found in a rural setting and is apparently unique in the county. The late eighteenth-century outbuildings retained from the previous house are of good quality and retain many original features, particularly the gate lodge with its ashlar limestone façade.
 
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