Survey Data

Reg No

15320016


Rating

Regional


Categories of Special Interest

Social Technical


Original Use

Vent pipe


In Use As

Vent pipe


Date

1890 - 1910


Coordinates

246629, 240651


Date Recorded

23/08/2004


Date Updated

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Description

Freestanding cast-iron vent pipe, erected c.1900, comprising a fluted pedestal with moulded necking, and cylindrical shaft over having splayed saw tooth-profiled parapet. Located to the northeast end of Rochfortbridge.

Appraisal

This vent pipe is of social significance as an historical reminder of the sanitary/sewerage system that was developed in many Irish towns and villages during the late nineteenth and the early twentieth-century . This vent pipe now forms a subtle feature in the streetscape of Rochfortbridge and is of some design merit, combining a practical function with a public statement of design quality.