Survey Data

Reg No

31944001


Date

1715 - 1725


Townland

LISGILLALEA


County

County Roscommon


Coordinates

183042, 254541


Description

Detached five-bay two-storey country house over basement, built c.1720, with gabled return to rear and two-storey addition to rear. Pitched slate roof with rendered chimneystacks. Roughcast-rendered walls, with cement render to basement. Six-over-six pane timber sliding sash windows to ground floor and replacement two-over-two pane to first floor, with tooled limestone sills. Round-headed window opening to rear elevation. Windows set in recesses to side elevations. Octagonal window to attic storey in entrance bay. Round-headed doorway with tooled limestone block-and-start surround, decorative fanlight and timber battened door with iron studs and door furniture.

Appraisal

The well-proportioned front elevation of Bushypark House exhibits the symmetry characteristic of early Irish Georgian architecture. The orderly composition of the front elevation fenestration is relieved by the octagonal window to the attic storey. Used formerly as a school for the sons of Protestant clergymen and the home of the ffrench family, Bushypark House has played a significant role in the social history of Mount Talbot and its environs.