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Glenmore House, Bellview Road, Mullingar, County Westmeath
15311003
General view from the north.
Reg. No.15311003
Date1790 - 1850
Previous NameN/A
TownlandPETITSWOOD
CountyCounty Westmeath
Coordinates245004, 253033
Categories of Special InterestARTISTIC
RatingRegional
Original Usemonument
 
Description
Cut stone plaque on square-plan, carved c.1830, having a cross or shamrock-type motif in bas-relief to front face (north). Built into the boundary wall of Glenmore House (15311001) and to the east side of Mullingar.

Appraisal

A curious cut stone fragment of unknown date and purpose, which adds a subtle historic feel along the main approach road into Mullingar to the east. It is built into the front boundary wall of Glenmore House (15311001), but was probably brought to its present position from another location. The iron bar over this plaque suggests that it is quite thin and unable to support the weight of the wall over. The fact that it is carved in bas-relief suggests that it could be quite early, perhaps even a wayside cross. It may have been part of a grave marker or perhaps some late nineteenth-century Nationalistic symbol on account shamrock-type motif. This feature has a curiosity value and adds interest to the streetscape to the east side of Mullingar.
 
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