Survey Data

Reg No

30405608


Date

1780 - 1820


Townland

CAHERMORRIS


County

County Galway


Coordinates

133591, 243329


Description

Detached four-bay single-storey vernacular house, built c.1800, having windbreak to entrance, and single-storey late twentieth-century extension to rear. Pitched thatched roof with decorative knotting to raised ridge, low rendered chimneystack, and cement copings to gables, and flat roof with parapet to windbreak. Rendered walls with rendered plinth, bevelled quoins to front corners of building and of windbreak, and render eaves course. Square-headed window openings with replacement timber casements, painted stone sills and raised render reveals. Square-headed glazed timber door. Set parallel to road with garden to front with rendered boundary wall and piers with metal gate. Two outbuildings to north with pitched corrugated-iron roofs and random rubble walls.

Appraisal

Once common in the landscape, the traditional thatched house is now becoming increasingly rare. This building retains its simple form and many characteristic features such as the thatched roof and low rendered chimneystack. Bevelled quoin details offer visual interest to the front fa├žade. The boundary wall and outbuildings contribute to the setting of the house.