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Castle Fogarty, Tipperary North
22404015
View from south-east.
Reg. No.22404015
Date1780 - 1860
Previous NameN/A
TownlandCASTLEFOGARTY
CountyTipperary North
Coordinates205521, 159391
Categories of Special InterestARCHITECTURAL ARCHAEOLOGICAL
RatingRegional
Original Usecountry house
 
Description
Detached castellated house, largely a rebuilding c.1800 of earlier Georgian house, the whole destroyed by fire 1922 and one tower restored. An L-shaped house with courtyard to rear formerd by outbuildings. Front, east entrance block comprises three-storey square-plan projecting end towers, that to south-east having cap house to roof and central three-storey projecting polygonal tower built c.1840, flanking two-bay recessed parts. South block is five-bay three-storey with square-plan tower to west end. Maainly roofless. Rendered walls throughout having buttresses to towers and between bays of south block and crenellations supported on corbels throughout, with string courses to recessed bays and to towers of front block. Square-headed openings throughout except for ground floor of front block which are pointed and have hood mouldings. Croix pommées to towers. Coat of arms with motto in irish to one tower. Dressed limestone entrance gate piers with shell-shaped capstones and recent steel gates and railings with rubble plinths. Dressed limestone entrance gate piers with shell-shaped capstone. Steel gates.

Appraisal

Castle Fogarty is a typical Gothic Revival 'castle' replete with towers and crenellations. It is clearly the rsult of several periods of construction and a remodelling of an earlier house. It is a well-built structure with good detailing as seen in the string courses, buttresses and imitation loops. It presents a gaunt ruin in the landscape today.
 
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