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Soho House, County Westmeath
15400615
General view from the south.
Reg. No.15400615
Date1820 - 1870
Previous NameN/A
TownlandSOHO
CountyCounty Westmeath
Coordinates239033, 264943
Categories of Special InterestARCHITECTURAL ARTISTIC
RatingRegional
Original Usehouse
In Use Ashouse
 
Description
Detached three-bay two-storey house, built c.1830, having open cast-iron porch and balcony to centre of front façade (south), added c.1860. Hipped natural slate roof with clay ridge tiles, overhanging eaves and a pair of central rendered chimneystacks. Ruled-and-line rendered walls with raised block quoins to the corners. Square-headed window openings having cut stone sills and one-over-one pane timber sliding sash windows. Central shallow segmental-headed doorcase having timber double doors with octagonal panels, sidelights and a radial fanlight over. Cut stone steps to the entrance front. Square-headed opening to centre of first floor, above porch, having French double doors. Main entrance to the south and complex of outbuildings to the rear (north). Located to the northwest of Multyfarnham.

Appraisal

A pleasantly proportioned early nineteenth-century house, which retains its early form, fabric and character. This house is given extra architectural character and artistic merit by the addition of a highly ornate and intricate open cast-iron porch/balcony to the centre of the entrance porch, probably during the mid-to-late nineteenth-century. The window opening above the porch/balcony was converted to a French door at this time also. The good entrance gates to the south and the collection of contemporary outbuildings to the rear complete the setting of this appealing composition.
 
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