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County Westmeath
15403615
East elevation.
Reg. No.15403615
Date1800 - 1840
Previous NameN/A
TownlandSEEOGE
CountyCounty Westmeath
Coordinates214718, 237711
Categories of Special InterestARCHITECTURAL TECHNICAL
RatingRegional
Original Usehouse
In Use Ashouse
 
Description
Detached four-bay single-storey thatched house, built c.1820, with direct-entry plan. Pitched scalloped oaten straw thatched roof with a low rendered chimneystack to north gable and a low brick chimneystack to centre. Whitewashed roughcast rendered walls over a smooth rendered base. Square-headed window openings with painted stone sills, rendered reveals and two-over-two pane timber sliding sash windows. Square-headed door with timber door offset to the north side of centre. Set back at a right angle from the road with forecourt to front (east) and rendered gate piers to north. Located to the west of Moate.

Appraisal

An appealing single-storey thatched house, which retains its early form and character. The scale and treatment of the openings is typical of Irish vernacular architecture. Traditional thatched houses of this type were once extremely common in rural Ireland but are now becoming increasingly rare. This house faces away from the road at a right angle, a common feature of vernacular architecture in Westmeath. The position of the chimneystacks and the doorway suggests that this building was extended by a bay to the south at some stage, another characteristic feature of buildings of this type. This charming structure is located in a prominent position and retains its vernacular features.
 
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