Survey Data

Reg No

14917019


Rating

Regional


Categories of Special Interest

Architectural


Original Use

Lock keeper's house


Historical Use

Lock keeper's house


Date

1790 - 1820


Coordinates

235658, 225612


Date Recorded

10/09/2004


Date Updated

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Description

Oval-shaped four-bay two-storey lock keeper's house, built c.1800, with a projecting bow to the front and rear. Located at the 26th lock on the Grand Canal. Pitched slate conical shaped roof with roughcast render to walls. Square-headed window opening with stone sills, rendered stone surround and tooled limestone hoodmoulding and timber sash windows. Square-headed door opening to porch in projecting castellated bow. Tooled limestone hoodmoulding with rendered stone surround, timber panelled door with tooled stone threshold. Flanking cast-iron wall lanterns to door.

Appraisal

Boland's lock keeper's house was built by Michael Hayes. It is an important part of the architectural landscape of the Grand Canal. It is unusual in being an oval-shaped building with projecting bows.