Survey Data

Reg No

14918015


Rating

Regional


Categories of Special Interest

Architectural Technical


Original Use

House


In Use As

Outbuilding


Date

1865 - 1885


Coordinates

244920, 223487


Date Recorded

16/11/2005


Date Updated

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Description

Detached three-bay single-storey thatched former house, built c.1875, now in use as outbuilding. Hipped oaten straw roof with exposed scolloping to ridge and eaves. No chimney survives. Limewashed and lime plastered clay and stone walls. Timber battened door and double doors in front wall and later wide opening in west gable. Windows blocked up. Sited at edge of farmyard containing three other thatched structures at end of long avenue.

Appraisal

This former house contains many of the characteristics of Irish vernacular architecture. Though much altered when converted to an outbuilding, it retains its rough timber roof structure. Its clay walls are a feature of east Offaly. Its interest is further enhanced by its association with three other thatched farm buildings.