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Castle Court, 22 O'Connell Street, Pearse Street, Athlone, County Westmeath
15000209
Front façade to the west.
Reg. No.15000209
Date1760 - 1780
Previous NameN/A
TownlandATHLONE AND BIGMEADOW
CountyCounty Westmeath
Coordinates203681, 241291
Categories of Special InterestARCHITECTURAL
RatingLocal
Original Usehouse
In Use Asshop/retail outlet
 
Description
End-of-terrace single-bay three-storey corner-sited house, built c.1775, with modern shopfront to the ground floor. Pitched natural slate roof with a projecting eaves course and (shared) rendered chimneystack. Ruled-and-line rendered walls with rendered raised block quoins to corners. Square-headed window openings with stone sills and replacement uPVC windows. Modern shopfronts with square-headed openings to both O'Connell Street and Pearse Street facades. Road-fronted in prominent street corner at junction of O'Connell and Pearse Streets.

Appraisal

This substantial house, originally built has part of a formal terrace, retains its original massing despite the loss of most of its original fabric. The massive shared chimneystack and steeply pitched roof suggests that this building was constructed during the mid-to-late eighteenth-century. It occupies a prominent location at the junction of two streets on the main approach roads into Athlone from the west and remains an important component in the streetscape.
 
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