Survey Data

Reg No

21820003


Date

1850 - 1890


Townland

NEWCASTLE


County

County Limerick


Coordinates

161436, 157364


Previous Name

Kilmurry Constabulary Barrack


Description

Detached three-bay two-storey house, built c. 1870, comprising return to rear (south) elevation and gablet to front (north) elevation centre-bay. Sprocketed hipped slate roof with rendered chimneystacks, timber brackets and cast-iron rainwater goods. Timber bargeboard to gablet, front elevation. Rendered walls having render plinth course and pilasters to corners with recessed panels and fluted capitals. Square-headed openings to ground floor with surrounds having cornice, concrete sills and tripartite one-over-one pane timber sliding sash windows. Paired camber-headed openings to first floor with render impost course, concrete sills and one-over-one pane timber sliding sash windows. Venetian window to first floor having render surround, concrete sill and one-over-one pane timber sliding sash windows. Square-headed openings to east and west elevations first floor having concrete sills and camber-headed bipartite one-over-one pane timber sliding sash windows. Square-headed openings to east and west elevations, ground floor with bipartite one-over-one pane timber sliding sash window and concrete sills. Camber-headed entrance comprising surround having keystone, render pilasters, and glazed overlight over half-glazed timber panelled door with flanking sidelights. Slate step to entrance. Pair of rendered square-profile piers to north having render caps, single-leaf gate and roughcast rendered boundary walls.

Appraisal

This well composed house is of high quality design and execution. The varying window design and ornate render surrounds enliven the façade. The house was in use as an RIC Barracks for a number of years, during the early twentieth century, when it was known as Kilmurry Constabulary Barracks.