Survey Data

Reg No

15307019


Rating

Regional


Categories of Special Interest

Architectural Artistic


Original Use

Lock keeper's house


In Use As

House


Date

1800 - 1820


Coordinates

230639, 259149


Date Recorded

21/07/2004


Date Updated

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Description

Detached three-bay single-storey former lock keeper's cottage, built c.1810. Now in use as private house with three-bay single-storey extension to the rear. Hipped artificial slate hipped roof with projecting stone eaves course, red clay ridge tiles and a central rendered chimneystack. Roughcast rendered walls with central doorcase and flanking windows set into segmental-headed blind arches. Square-headed window openings with six-over-three pane timber sliding sash windows and cut stone sills. Square-headed door opening with timber door to centre. Located on south bank of Royal Canal adjacent to lock 35 and to the immediate east of Ballynacarrigy Royal Canal Harbour. Tow-path to front.

Appraisal

An attractive former canal keeper's cottage, which retains its early form and character. These cottages were built to a common plan and style by the Royal Canal Company and this example is one of a number of similar structures in the Ballynacarrigy area. The recessed arches are an interesting feature and bestow architectural merit to an otherwise plain and modest structure. It forms an attractive pair with the lock to the north and remains an important element of the architectural and industrial heritage of Westmeath.