Survey Data

Reg No

15000276


Rating

Regional


Categories of Special Interest

Architectural Social


Original Use

Outbuilding


In Use As

Restaurant


Date

1800 - 1840


Coordinates

203810, 241310


Date Recorded

06/09/2004


Date Updated

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Description

Corner-sited attached five-bay three-storey warehouse, built c.1820. Renovated and converted to restaurant c.1990. Pitched slate roof with cast-iron rainwater goods. Constructed of random rubble masonry with roughcast render over. Square-headed window openings, irregularly spaced, with replacement timber casement windows. Small window openings to third floor. Square-headed doorcase to centre of Abbey Lane façade with replacement door with modern timber canopy over. Road-fronted.

Appraisal

An attractive building which retains its industrial feel and massing despite recent conversion to a new use. The uneven walls and irregularly spaced openings lend this structure a vernacular quality. It is unusual to find an industrial building still surviving so close to the centre of an Irish town and it is an important element of the industrial heritage of Athlone.