Survey Data

Reg No

21824009


Date

1900 - 1920


Townland

ADARE


County

County Limerick


Coordinates

146251, 146014


Description

End-of-terrace thee-bay single-storey with dormer attic house, built c. 1910, with lean-to dormer windows to east (front) and south. Overhanging roof forming verandah to front. Recent bay window to west. Half-hipped slate roof with rendered chimneystack. Overhanging to front and supported by timber posts. Rendered walls. Square-headed opening to dormer windows with timber casement window. Square-headed openings to ground floor with timber casement windows and timber surrounds. Square-headed door opening with timber battened half-glazed door. Timber boundary fence with timber pedestrian gate to entrance.

Appraisal

This house forms one of a group of structures built to the design of Detmar Blow (1867-1939). Detmar Blow was a prominent architect of the Arts and Crafts movement. These cottages are designed in a similar style to the earlier nineteenth-century estate cottages of Adare Manor. The overhanging roof and timber supports are picturesque features which indicate the influence of the earlier structures. The building is notable for the retention of timber casement windows and the timber door. Together with the surrounding houses, it is prominently sited to the west of the Town Hall and to the north of a village green.