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Kenny's, Mullingar Road, Castlepollard, County Westmeath
15302039
Front elevation from the north.
Reg. No.15302039
Date1800 - 1830
Previous NameN/A
TownlandTOWNPARKS
CountyCounty Westmeath
Coordinates246383, 270080
Categories of Special InterestARCHITECTURAL SOCIAL TECHNICAL
RatingRegional
Original Usehouse
In Use Ashouse
Additional Useshop/retail outlet
 
Description
Terraced single-bay two-storey house, built c.1820, having a later shopfront to the ground floor, c.1950. Pitched natural slate roof with cast-iron rainwater goods and a single shared rendered chimneystack to the east end. Ruled-and-line rendered finish to walls. Square-headed window opening to the first floor having a cut stone sill and a replacement window. Black glass/vitrolite shopfront with deep fascia and raised white lettering to ground floor. Large two-light fixed pane shop window with chrome plated glazing bars. Street-fronted to the southwest end of Castlepollard.

Appraisal

This house, built as part of a terrace, retains its original form to the upper floor. The 1950s shopfront is of particular importance, being a rare example of 'modern movement' vitrolite design and retains its original salient materials, character and components. It is an important addition to the streetscape and unique within the village. The vitrolite shopfront is the only example of its type still extant in Westmeath and is therefore and important surviving example of its type.
 
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