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County Westmeath
15401601
General view from the south.
Reg. No.15401601
Date1840 - 1880
Previous NameN/A
TownlandLISSOY
CountyCounty Westmeath
Coordinates211623, 250974
Categories of Special InterestARCHITECTURAL SOCIAL
RatingRegional
Original Usehouse
In Use Ashouse
 
Description
Detached three-bay single-storey house with projecting flat-roofed porch to east end, built c.1860. Two-bay single-storey extension to east and single-storey shed to west end. Pitched corrugated-iron roof to main structure with raised verges, cast-iron rainwater goods and central rendered chimneystack. Pitched corrugated-iron roof to shed to west and pitched corrugated asbestos/cement roof to extension to east. Roughcast rendered walls with smooth rendered finish to porch. Square-headed windows with stone sills and two-over-two pane timber sliding sash windows. Square-headed entrance to porch with glazed timber door. Set back from road in own grounds with rendered boundary wall and rendered gate piers on square-plan to east.

Appraisal

An appealing small-scale vernacular house of picturesque appearance, which retains its early character. The small window openings and the retention of the timber sash windows and the timber door enhances this composition. The steeply pitched roof suggests that this building was originally thatched. This modest house has been extended along its length at various stages of its history, which is a common feature of the vernacular architecture of the midlands. This appealing and well-maintained house remains an integral part of the vernacular architecture of Westmeath.
 
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