Main Record - County Westmeath
|Main Street, Finnea, County Westmeath
|Date||1830 - 1870|
|Categories of Special Interest||ARCHITECTURAL TECHNICAL|
|In Use As||house|| |
Terraced four-bay two-storey vernacular house, built c.1850, with projecting single-bay single-storey entrance porch to front. Now unoccupied. Pitched corrugated metal roof with concrete ridge tiles, cast-iron rainwater goods and four rendered chimneystacks, two of which are shared with neighbouring properties. Painted roughcast rendered walls. Squared-headed openings with stone sills with two-over-two pane timber sliding sash windows in irregular-sized openings to ground floor and one-over-one pane timber sliding sash windows to first floor. Off-center projecting porch with flat concrete capping, c.1950, containing square-headed doorcase and timber paneled door. Street-fronted.
A substantial dwelling of some vernacular importance as identified by the informal arrangement of the openings on the ground floor and which may have been formerly thatched. This structure retains most of its early form and early fabric and presents an attractive feature on a prominent site towards the centre of the village of Finnea and positively contributes to the historic character of the area. There is some evidence to suggest that the first floor was added at a later date.
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