Survey Data

Reg No

31804018


Rating

Regional


Categories of Special Interest

Artistic Architectural Archaeological Historical Technical


Original Use

Rectory/glebe/vicarage/curate's house


In Use As

Guest house/b&b


Date

1830 - 1870


Coordinates

180614, 302719


Date Recorded

24/07/2003


Date Updated

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Description

Detached five-bay two-storey former rectory, built c.1850 with projecting gabled bay to fa├žade and return and extension to rear elevations. Now used as a guest house. Pitched slate roof, oversailing eaves and decorative barge-boards with rendered chimneystacks. Pebbledashed walls with rendered plinth and stucco label mouldings. Canted-bay window to front and east-facing side elevation. Timber sash windows with stone sills. Timber and stained glass panelled door set within porch with Tudor-arched openings. Two-storey stone outbuildings to west of house abutting abbey walls. House set in off road adjacent to River in mature gardens.

Appraisal

Abbey House displays fine detailing as seen in the Tudor style porch, canted-bay windows and window label mouldings. The house is further enhanced by its riverside setting and location adjacent to Boyle Abbey, which was founded in the twelfth century and one of the largest and most important Cistercian Abbeys in Ireland. The outbuildings, which are now used as guest accommodation, form a visually-appealing group of structures with Abbey House.