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Knockdrin Castle, County Westmeath
General view from the west.
Reg. No.15401223
Date1810 - 1830
Previous NameN/A
CountyCounty Westmeath
Coordinates245553, 258427
Categories of Special InterestARCHITECTURAL ARTISTIC
Original Usegarden structure misc
In Use Asgarden structure misc
Additional Usefolly
Detached three-bay single-storey Gothic Revival loggia\summerhouse, built c.1820, comprising central Tudor pointed carriage arch flanked by pointed-arched pedestrian arches to either side. Constructed of ashlar limestone with ashlar limestone detailing including four buttresses surmounted by ashlar pinnacles. Located a short distance to the east of Knockdrin Castle within the formal garden grounds. Rubble limestone boundary wall connects to turret on circular plan to north.


An attractive and intentionally romantic garden feature. It is built in a simple Gothic Revival-style, creating the impression that it is an older, picturesque ruin. This pretty garden structure was deliberately placed to terminate the view of the formal gardens from the east side of Knockdrin Castle. Structures of this nature were an important design feature in the larger demesnes in Ireland dating from the mid-eighteenth to the mid-nineteenth centuries. It forms part of an important group of related structures within the Knockdrin Castle demesne and remains and integral element of the architectural heritage of Westmeath.
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