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Dublin Road, The Square, Castlepollard, County Westmeath
General view from the east.
Reg. No.15302048
Date1890 - 1910
Previous NameN/A
CountyCounty Westmeath
Coordinates246474, 270111
Categories of Special InterestSOCIAL TECHNICAL
Original Usevent pipe
Freestanding cast-iron vent pipe, erected c.1900, comprising fluted pedestal with moulded necking, and cylindrical shaft having splayed saw tooth-profiled parapet to vent opening. Located to the southeast corner of The Square.


This vent pipe is of significance for its role in the public sewage system developed in Castlepollard around the turn of the twentieth century. The pipe now forms a subtle feature in the streetscape and is of some design merit, having been conceived as an aesthetic as well as functional item. It represents a good example of mass produced cast-iron work and is a subtle addition to the built heritage and social history of Castlepollard.
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