Survey Data

Reg No

15602071


Date

1719 - 1839


Townland

NEWTOWNBARRY


County

County Wexford


Coordinates

291179, 156823


Description

Channelled stream, extant 1839, on an elongated plan between lichen-spotted cut-granite kerbed retaining walls centred on paired cut-granite slab footbridges; granite ashlar culvert screens having lichen-spotted cut-granite coping.

Appraisal

A lime tree-lined channelled stream representing an important component of the built heritage of Bunclody. NOTE: Variously cited as the centrepiece of a "new town" planned by the Maxwells of Woodfield [Newtownbarry House] or 'the idea of the late [Robert Westley] Hall-Dare to have an abundance of water for household purposes conveyed through the street in this manner' (Bassett 1885, 345).