Survey Data

Reg No

22123005


Rating

Regional


Categories of Special Interest

Architectural Social


Original Use

Railway station


In Use As

Railway station


Date

1850 - 1855


Coordinates

240631, 122065


Date Recorded

16/05/2005


Date Updated

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Description

Detached U-plan five-bay single-storey railway station building, built 1853, with two-bay single-storey extension to east. Now disused. Roof has been removed. One rendered chimneystack, one brick and cut limestone with carved coping, cast-iron rainwater goods and overhanging eaves. Roughcast rendered walls with tooled limestone quoins. Square-headed window openings, currently boarded up, with stone sills. Square-headed entrance openings with stone carved limestone cornices and console brackets, having limestone step, and currently boarded up. Random rubble limestone wall connecting north elevation with square-plan red brick extension, latter having hipped slate roof with overhanging eaves, red brick walls in Flemish bond with square-headed openings, fixed barred timber frame window with stone sill, and timber battened entrance door. Two-bay two-storey signal box to north platform has hipped slate roof with ridge tiles and cast-iron rainwater goods, roughcast rendered walls to first floor south elevation with render string course, overhanging bracketed painted timber weatherboard to north elevation, red brick to ground floor, with concrete plinth. Square headed openings to first floor with replacement uPVC windows and entrance door. Segmental-headed openings to ground floor with fixed timber windows and replacement metal entrance door. Accessed by flight of recent metal steps. Railway station situated down laneway, with random rubble limestone boundary wall and piers, with double-leaf metal gates.

Appraisal

The establishment of a national railway network brought an era of great social and economic activity to Ireland. This railway station building with its classical proportions forms part of a group of such structures. Fine craftsmanship is evident in the stone carving to the canopies, evidence of other remaining original material is obscured by the blocking up of the openings.