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Sopwell National School, Tipperary North
22401103
View of the north elevation.
Reg. No.22401103
Date1820 - 1830
Previous NameN/A
TownlandSOPWELL
CountyTipperary North
Coordinates197872, 194023
Categories of Special InterestARCHITECTURAL ARTISTIC SOCIAL
RatingRegional
Original Useschool
In Use Ashouse
 
Description
Detached three-bay single-storey with attic former school, built 1826, with façade comprising gabled projections flanking castellated cut limestone arcade of four-centred arches. Now in use as a house. Pitched slate roof with render chimneystack, cast-iron rainwater goods and ornamental timber bargeboards with cast-iron finials to projecting gables. Roughcast render walls with quatrefoil motif to the gables and stone shield with name to arcade. Square-headed openings with mullioned-and-transomed latticed cast-iron windows having limestone sills. Timber matchboard doors set in square-headed openings. Limestone boundary wall to garden to front of building, with cast-iron letter box with royal insignia of Edward VII.

Appraisal

This former school is of apparent architectural design and is notable for its wealth of detailing and ornamentation. The building retains many interesting features and materials which further enhance the structure, such as the slate roof, decorative bargeboards, cast-iron finials and original cast-iron windows. The quatrefoil motifs enliven the gable ends, and the limestone porch with triple arches, castellations and carved name stone are clearly the work of skilled craftsmen.
 
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