Survey Data

Reg No

11212020


Rating

Regional


Categories of Special Interest

Archaeological, Architectural, Artistic, Social, Technical


Original Use

Country house


In Use As

Country house


Date

1790 - 1810


Coordinates

298821, 226886


Date Recorded

17/06/2002


Date Updated

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Description

Detached five-bay two-storey over basement country house, c.1800, with attic storey in floating pediments to front and rere. Roughcast rendered walls. Timber sash windows with stone sills throughout. Timber panelled door with decorative radial fanlight, granite Doric pedimented surround, and granite steps. Hipped slate roof with rendered chimney stacks and two dormer windows. Modern two-storey extension to the north. Substantial ruins of Athgoe Castle to the immediate north-west.

Appraisal

This grand country house stands alongside the ruined Medieval tower house of Athgoe Castle of the Locke family. It retains many original materials and features typical of late eighteenth-century regional Irish architecture, most notably the floating pediment and fine doorcase set in a symmetrical fa├žade.