Survey Data

Reg No

30814013


Rating

Regional


Categories of Special Interest

Architectural Historical


Original Use

Country house


In Use As

House


Date

1760 - 1800


Coordinates

198166, 297405


Date Recorded

27/06/2003


Date Updated

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Description

Detached four-bay two-storey house, built c.1780 and extensively remodelled c.1930. Hipped slate roof with ridge tiles, cast-iron rainwater goods and rendered chimneystack. Roughcast render to walls. Entrance porch with glazed timber door attached to east end of facade. Single and double timber sash and replacement uPVC windows with stone sills. Cast-iron pump to west wall. Site bounded by random stone wall, rendered piers and cast-iron gates. Piers with cast-iron gates to coach house, erected c.1860.

Appraisal

Although this house has been extensively remodelled, it continues to be significant due to its historical association with the O'Beirne family. It is part of a group of former demesne structures, which were built by Hugh O'Beirne, a campaigner for Catholic Relief leading up to the Rebellion of 1798. The adjacent former coach house, outbuildings, lodge, walls and gates add a further dimension to the site and highlight its former importance within the townscape of Jamestown. The cast-iron gates leading to the coach house are of artistic and technical merit. Decorated with anthemion heads, they appear to be unique n the locality.