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Tipperary South
22207021
View from south-west.
Reg. No.22207021
Date1830 - 1850
Previous NameN/A
TownlandKILTINAN
CountyTipperary South
Coordinates223150, 131620
Categories of Special InterestARCHITECTURAL
RatingRegional
Original Usegates/railings/walls
In Use Asgates/railings/walls
 
Description
Quadrant entrance gateway, built c. 1840, comprising pointed archway flanked by crenellated two-stage towers presenting V-plan to roadside. Coursed roughly dressed sandstone walls with cut-stone string course and eaves course. Square-headed arrow slit openings to towers and carved sandstone oculi to spandrels of archway. Double-leaf cast-iron gates. Crenellated screen walls to each side of gateway, with pointed arch pedestrian entrances, one blocked. Sweep walls terminated by crenellated dressed sandstone piers.

Appraisal

This imposing gateway, a fine example of castellated architecture, forms the west, main, entrance to Kiltinan Castle. The architecture of the gateway is modelled on that of the castle hence the use of medieval motifs such as the crenellations and the skilfully-made arrow slits. The gateway represents a striking roadside feature.
 
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