Survey Data

Reg No

14907004


Rating

Regional


Categories of Special Interest

Architectural Technical


Original Use

House


In Use As

House


Date

1780 - 1820


Coordinates

216444, 230223


Date Recorded

24/11/2005


Date Updated

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Description

Detached four-bay single-storey thatched house, built c.1800, with direct-entry plan. Pitched scolloped reed roof over oaten straw having lines of scalloping and knotted ropework to the ridge. Low rendered chimneystacks. Rendered stone walls. Replacement uPVC windows and replacement timber battened door. Two-bay flat-roofed extension added to rear in mid-twentieth century. Sited at end of long avenue in farmyard having single-storey outbuildings with pitched corrugated-iron roofs, rendered walls and timber battened and panelled doors.

Appraisal

This house and the detailing of its roof make it representative of thatched houses in County Offaly. The scale and treatment of the openings is typical of Irish vernacular architecture. The accompanying outbuildings add interest to the setting.