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Marist College, Lower Road, Athlone, County Westmeath
15008008
Original building to northeast.
Reg. No.15008008
Date1810 - 1950
Previous NameN/A
TownlandCANNONSFIELD
CountyCounty Westmeath
Coordinates205094, 241615
Categories of Special InterestARCHITECTURAL ARTISTIC SOCIAL
RatingRegional
Original Useschool
In Use Asschool
 
Description
Detached three-bay three-storey over basement house, built c.1810, having an enclosed single-bay single-storey porch to the entrance front. Converted to secondary school, c.1900, with fourteen-bay three-storey over basement extension added to the southeast. Three two-bay breakfronts added to extension c.1943. Hipped natural slate roof with wide eaves and rendered chimneystacks to original building, pitched natural slate roof with rendered chimneystacks to extension. Cement rendered walls with raised cement quoins to corners of extension. Square-headed window openings with replacement windows, round-headed window to projecting porch. Square-headed doorcases with replacement doors to original building, square-headed doorcases to breakfronts of extension with rendered surrounds with overlights above. Set back from road in extensive landscaped school grounds with various late twentieth-century extensions to rear.

Appraisal

An attractive school complex of two distinct periods. The original house is a substantial, if plain, early nineteenth-century house. The later early and mid twentieth-century extension is built in the mild Institutional Gothic style so beloved of Irish Catholic schools and convents during the first half of the twentieth century.
 
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