Survey Data

Reg No

14816004


Rating

Regional


Categories of Special Interest

Architectural Technical


Original Use

Public house


Date

1780 - 1820


Coordinates

220310, 213711


Date Recorded

23/09/2004


Date Updated

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Description

Detached six-bay single-storey thatched public house at corner location in village, built c.1800. Pitched oaten straw roof with wide overhang and decorative knotting and exposed scolloping to ridge and twine to eaves. Rendered chimneystack. Rendered stone walls. Timber sash windows. Timber panelled doors. Painted sign at eaves. Yard of outbuildings to rear.

Appraisal

This relatively long thatched building is the only traditional thatched public house remaining in Offaly. It contributes very significantly to the architectural character of the village of Ballyboy. The large surface and steepness of the thatched roof are unusual. The retention of timber sash windows and panelled doors enhances the building.