Survey Data

Reg No

16401904


Date

1540 - 1560


Townland

DUNRAN DEMESNE


County

County Wicklow


Coordinates

327368, 202231


Description

Detached three-bay three-storey former castle c.1550, now in use as a folly. The building is constructed in rubble fieldstone. The parapet is castellated and there are bartizans to each corner. The door and windows have a mixture of pointed-arched and flat-headed openings. The building is set within a circular walled garden close to the roadside. It was restored as a folly c.1800.

Appraisal

A well preserved late medieval tower. Follies invariably aped older structures, ironically this is in fact what it pretends to be, i.e. a castle ruin.