Categories of Special Interest
In Use As
1780 - 1820
Detached four-bay single-storey vernacular house, built c.1800, with dormer attic and having late twentieth-century single-storey extension to rear. Pitched thatched roof with decorative knotting to raised ridge, and rendered chimneystack, stone copings and cement work to eaves. Pebbledashed walls to front with rendered plinth to sill level, and rendered and painted elsewhere. Square-headed openings with raised render reveals and painted stone sills. Replacement uPVC windows and doors throughout. Set at end of avenue with single-storey random rubble stone outbuildings to rear and rendered boundary wall to front. Outbuilding attached to north end having pitched corrugated-iron roof.
The thatched house is a survival of the vernacular building tradition in Ireland, a phenomenon that is becoming increasingly rare. This attractive building retains many of the characteristics of this building mode, such as a thatched roof and low chimneystack. The various outbuildings are important for the the setting.