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Columb Barracks, Ashe Road, Mullingar, County Westmeath
15310013
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Reg. No.15310013
Date1900 - 1910
Previous NameN/A
TownlandMULLINGAR
CountyCounty Westmeath
Coordinates242869, 253041
Categories of Special InterestARCHITECTURAL
RatingRegional
Original Useofficers' mess
In Use Asbuilding misc
 
Description
Attached five-bay single-storey former non commissioned officers mess, built c.1905, having a single-storey entrance porch to the west gable end. Now in alternative use. Pitched natural slate roof with cast-iron rainwater goods and with red brick chimneystacks and raised limestone verges to either end (west and east). Red brick walls over red brick plinth. Square-headed window openings with replacement windows. Doorcase to porch. Located to the south end of Columb Barracks (14310007 to 15310019).

Appraisal

An interesting early twentieth-century former non commissioned officers mess associated with Columb Barracks (15310007 to 15310019). This building has a robust character and form and is representative of the military architecture at the time. The form of this structure is reminiscent of a small school building dating from the same period. The red brick construction of this building contrasts well with the stone and rendered detailing of the earlier structures in this complex. This modest structure forms part of an important collection of structures within the Columb Barracks complex (15310007 to 15310019), constituting an important element of the architectural heritage of the area.
 
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