Survey Data

Reg No




Categories of Special Interest

Archaeological, Architectural, Historical, Social

Original Use

Castle/fortified house

In Use As



1450 - 1550


258564, 141836

Date Recorded


Date Updated



Attached two-bay three-stage rubble stone fortified tower house, c.1500, probably originally detached with square-headed carriageway to left ground floor. Now in use as guesthouse. Roof not visible behind parapet (originally having taller parapet incorporating corner bartizan with parapet dismantled, post-1915). Ivy-clad random rubble stone walls with cut-stone stringcourse to parapet. Pointed-arch window openings (some paired; some slit-style) with cut-limestone surrounds having chamfered reveals, and fixed-pane fittings. Square-headed carriageway to left ground floor repaired with replacement cut-limestone lintel, and replacement tongue-and-groove timber panelled double doors. Road fronted with concrete footpath to front.


A medieval fortified house forming an important element of the archaeological heritage of Thomastown. Converted to accommodate an alternative function the continued use of the building has ensured that much of the historic fabric of the composition remains in place. The tower house together with an adjacent range of similarly early vintage (12317073/KK-28-17-73) represents a picturesque landmark significantly enhancing the visual appeal of Low Street.