Survey Data

Reg No

22208314


Date

1780 - 1820


Townland

GORTMORE (BURGESBEG PR)


County

Tipperary South


Coordinates

217187, 122680


Description

Square-plan walled garden with chamfered corners, built c. 1800, currently disused. Coursed rubble limestone and sandstone walls. Round-arched carriage entrance to south wall with cut limestone piers and impost course, and ruled-and-lined rendered walling above with rendered brick coping, having double-leaf corrugated-iron gate. Round-headed carriage archway to west wall with ashlar limestone piers and wrought-iron double-leaf gates. Two-storey house, erected c.1800, located in north-west corner.

Appraisal

Prominently sited at the Patrickswell Crossroads, this high walled garden adds architectural interest to the Marlfield area. It forms an interesting group with the house within its walls, both probably forming part of the demesne architecture of the Oaklands. The carriage archway to the west has a notable example of ashlar masonry, with extremely finely bedded joints. This entrance and the cut stone piers to the southern entrance provide textural interest to the walls, composed as they are of small rubble stones.