Survey Data

Reg No

21400879


Rating

Regional


Categories of Special Interest

Architectural Artistic Historical Social


Original Use

Bishop's palace


Date

1985 - 1995


Coordinates

96443, 90705


Date Recorded

29/11/2005


Date Updated

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Description

Terraced six-bay single- and two-storey building, built c. 1990, incorporating fabric and retaining early fenestration of earlier Bishop's Palace, built c. 1775, to left first floor. Originally a five-bay composition, now comprising single-bay pedimented advanced bay, originally breakfront, with two-bay end bay to left. Extensively renovated and extended in latter part of twentieth century, with three-bay single-storey projecting block having half-dormer attic to right, and three-bay single-storey flat-roofed projecting block to left having timber pilaster shopfront with consoles and cornice. Pitched slate roof with lead ridge roll, rendered chimneystack and cast-iron gutter on iron brackets. Painted rendered walls. Painted stone sills to timber one-over-one pane sliding sash windows at upper floor. Timber panelled shutters at first floor interior. Plaque inscribed: "Old Bishop's Palace early resident of Bishop of Kerry Bishop Teahan was the first Bishop of Kerry to reside in Killarney. He lived here 1787-97. Church ruins at rear."