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County Westmeath
Front elevation (east).
Reg. No.15401504
Date1870 - 1910
Previous NameN/A
CountyCounty Westmeath
Coordinates209720, 252261
Categories of Special InterestARCHITECTURAL SOCIAL
Original Usehouse
In Use Ashouse
Detached three-bay single-storey with attic level thatched house, built c.1890, with single-bay single-storey outbuilding attached to south. Direct entry plan. Steeply pitched reed roof with rendered chimneystacks to either end. Roughcast rendered walls over painted plinth. Square-headed window openings with rendered reveals, stone sills and one-over-one pane timber sliding sash windows. Square-headed doorcase to centre with glazed timber door. Set back from road in own grounds.


A picturesque vernacular house of late nineteenth /early twentieth-century appearance, which retains its early form. The retention of the thatched roof and the timber sash windows greatly contributes to the character of the building. This small-scale house is located very close to the shores of Lough Ree, which traditionally provided a ready raw material for the roof covering. This house is located in the Pigeon's area of Westmeath, an area with a strong tradition of thatch with a number still extant today.
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