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Kiltimon Castle, Newcastle, County Wicklow
16401904
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Reg. No.16401904
Date1540 - 1560
Previous NameN/A
TownlandDUNRAN DEMESNE
CountyCounty Wicklow
Coordinates327368, 202231
Categories of Special InterestARCHITECTURAL ARCHAEOLOGICAL
RatingRegional
Original Usecastle/fortified house
In Use Asfolly
 
Description
Detached three-bay three-storey former castle c.1550, now in use as a folly. The building is constructed in rubble fieldstone. The parapet is castellated and there are bartizans to each corner. The door and windows have a mixture of pointed-arched and flat-headed openings. The building is set within a circular walled garden close to the roadside. It was restored as a folly c.1800.

Appraisal

A well preserved late medieval tower. Follies invariably aped older structures, ironically this is in fact what it pretends to be, i.e. a castle ruin.
 
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