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The Crescent, Tyrrellspass, County Westmeath
15322025
Front elevation (south).
Reg. No.15322025
Date1805 - 1825
Previous NameN/A
TownlandTYRRELLSPASS
CountyCounty Westmeath
Coordinates241500, 237888
Categories of Special InterestARCHITECTURAL ARTISTIC HISTORICAL
RatingRegional
Original Usehouse
In Use Ashouse
 
Description
Detached four-bay two-storey house, built c.1815. Hipped slate roof with two smooth rendered chimneystacks to centre and cast-iron rainwater goods. Roughcast rendered walls over smooth rendered plinth. Square-headed window openings with three-over-six pane timber sash windows to first floor openings and six-over-six pane timber sliding sash to ground floor. Cut stone sills and rendered reveals throughout. Round-headed doorway with cut stone block-and-start surround with projecting keystone over, timber panelled door and spoke fanlight. Wrought-iron gates to east side give access to rear. Located on the Crescent, in the centre of Tyrrellspass, flanked by St. Sinian's Church to west and the school house to the east. Road-fronted.

Appraisal

An appealing and well-proportioned late-Georgian house, which retains its early character and its importance to the townscape. Simple in design, this house is typical the formal domestic architecture in Ireland at the time and it is characteristic of the detached buildings surrounding The Crescent in the centre of Tyrrellspass. It retains much of its original fabric such as the fine cut stone doorcase, which is of artistic merit. This building forms part of an important and attractive group of buildings surrounding The Crescent, which were built under the patronage of Jane the Countess of Belvedere between c. 1810-1825.
 
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