County Kilkenny: THE KILKENNY DOORCASE

In addition to the so-called Kilkenny Window, a bipartite window arrangement occurring in a number of sites across the city, the architecture of Kilkenny City features a further characteristic particular to the locality in the form of a shared doorcase. In Wellington Square and Chapel Lane a simple version sees two door openings set within a shared recess while in Parliament Street and John Street the doorcases incorporate richly carved dressings in County Kilkenny limestone.

Michael Buggy, Parliament Street, GARDENS (ST. JOHN'S PAR.), Kilkenny, County Kilkenny

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Terraced two-bay four-storey over basement red brick house, c.1800, with single-bay four-storey return to east. Part refenestrated. Now in use as offices. One of a pair. Pitched (shared) slate roof behind parapet with clay ridge tiles, rendered chimney stack, and cast-iron rainwater goods. Red brick Flemish bond walls with cut-limestone course to ground floor, and…


Sherry Fitzgerald McCreery, Parliament Street, GARDENS (ST. JOHN'S PAR.), Kilkenny, County Kilkenny

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Terraced two-bay four-storey over basement red brick house, c.1800, reputedly incorporating fabric of medieval range, pre-1700, on site with single-bay four-storey return to east. Renovated, post-1977, with jettied box bay window inserted to left ground floor. Now in use as offices. One of a pair. Pitched (shared) slate roof behind parapet with clay ridge tiles,…


Wellington Square, GARDENS (ST. JOHN'S PAR.), Kilkenny, County Kilkenny

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End-of-terrace two-bay three-storey over basement house, c.1800. Reroofed, c.1950. One of a terrace of three forming part of a group of seven. Pitched (shared) roof with replacement artificial slate, c.1950, clay ridge tiles, rendered chimney stacks, and cast-iron rainwater goods on rendered eaves. Unpainted rendered, ruled and lined walls. Square-headed window openings with cut-stone sills,…


Wellington Square, GARDENS (ST. JOHN'S PAR.), Kilkenny, County Kilkenny

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Terraced two-bay three-storey over basement house, c.1800. Refenestrated, c.1900. Reroofed, c.1950. One of a terrace of three forming part of a group of seven. Pitched (shared) roof with replacement artificial slate, c.1950, clay ridge tiles, rendered chimney stacks, and cast-iron rainwater goods on rendered eaves. Unpainted rendered, ruled and lined walls. Square-headed window openings with…


Wellington Square, GARDENS (ST. JOHN'S PAR.), Kilkenny, County Kilkenny

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End-of-terrace two-bay three-storey over basement house, c.1800. Reroofed, c.1950. Part refenestrated. One of a terrace of four forming part of a group of seven. Pitched (shared) roof with replacement artificial slate, c.1950, clay ridge tiles, rendered chimney stacks, and cast-iron rainwater goods on rendered eaves. Unpainted rendered, ruled and lined walls. Square-headed window openings with…


Wellington Square, GARDENS (ST. JOHN'S PAR.), Kilkenny, County Kilkenny

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Terraced two-bay three-storey over basement house, c.1800. Reroofed, c.1950. Part refenestrated. One of a terrace of four forming part of a group of seven. Pitched (shared) roof with replacement artificial slate, c.1950, clay ridge tiles, rendered chimney stacks, and cast-iron rainwater goods on rendered eaves. Unpainted rendered, ruled and lined walls. Square-headed window openings with…


Wellington Square, GARDENS (ST. JOHN'S PAR.), Kilkenny, County Kilkenny

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Terraced two-bay three-storey over basement house, c.1800. Reroofed, c.1950. Refenestrated. One of a terrace of four forming part of a group of seven. Pitched (shared) roof with replacement artificial slate, c.1950, clay ridge tiles, rendered chimney stacks, and cast-iron rainwater goods on rendered eaves. Unpainted rendered, ruled and lined walls. Square-headed window openings with cut-stone…


Wellington Square, GARDENS (ST. JOHN'S PAR.), Kilkenny, County Kilkenny

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Terraced two-bay three-storey over basement house, c.1800. Reroofed and mostly refenestrated. One of a terrace of four forming part of a group of seven. Pitched (shared) roof with replacement artificial slate, clay ridge tiles, rendered chimney stacks, and cast-iron rainwater goods on rendered eaves. Unpainted rendered, ruled and lined walls. Square-headed window openings with cut-stone…


Chapel Lane, GARDENS (ST. JOHN'S PAR.), Kilkenny, County Kilkenny

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Terraced single-bay two-storey over basement house, c.1800. Reroofed, c.1950. One of a group of three. Pitched (shared) roof with replacement artificial slate, c.1950, clay ridge tiles, rendered chimney stack, and cast-iron rainwater goods on rendered eaves. Unpainted roughcast walls. Square-headed window openings (in bipartite arrangement to first floor) with cut-stone sills, and six-over-six timber sash…


Chapel Lane, GARDENS (ST. JOHN'S PAR.), Kilkenny, County Kilkenny

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Terraced single-bay two-storey over basement house, c.1800. Reroofed and part refenestrated, c.1950. One of a group of three. Pitched (shared) roof with replacement artificial slate, c.1950, clay ridge tiles, rendered chimney stack, and cast-iron rainwater goods on rendered eaves. Unpainted roughcast walls. Square-headed window openings (in bipartite arrangement to first floor) with cut-stone sills, and…


Chapel Lane, GARDENS (ST. JOHN'S PAR.), Kilkenny, County Kilkenny

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Terraced two-bay two-storey over basement house, c.1800. One of a pair. Pitched (shared) slate roof with clay ridge tiles, rendered chimney stack, and cast-iron rainwater goods on rendered eaves. Unpainted roughcast walls. Square-headed window openings with cut-stone sills, and six-over-six timber sash windows. Round-headed door opening in shared elliptical-headed recess with two cut-limestone steps, and…


Chapel Lane, GARDENS (ST. JOHN'S PAR.), Kilkenny, County Kilkenny

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End-of-terrace two-bay two-storey over basement house, c.1800, possibly originally terraced. Part refenestrated, c.1900. One of a pair. Pitched (shared) slate roof with clay ridge tiles, rendered chimney stack, and cast-iron rainwater goods on rendered eaves. Unpainted roughcast walls. Square-headed window openings with cut-stone sills, and six-over-six timber sash windows having replacement one-over-one timber sash window,…


Saint Kieran's Street, GARDENS (ST. JOHN'S PAR.), Kilkenny, County Kilkenny

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Terraced two-bay four-storey over basement red brick house, c.1775. Renovated, pre-1977. One of a pair. Pitched (shared) roof with materials not visible, and replacement uPVC rainwater goods on slightly advanced eaves. Red brick Flemish bond walls with section of painted render over, pre-1977, to ground floor, and painted replacement cement render to side (north) elevation.…


Saint Kieran's Street, GARDENS (ST. JOHN'S PAR.), Kilkenny, County Kilkenny

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Terraced two-bay four-storey over basement red brick house, c.1775. Renovated, pre-1977. One of a pair. Pitched (shared) roof with materials not visible, and replacement uPVC rainwater goods on slightly advanced eaves. Red brick Flemish bond walls with section of painted render over, pre-1977, to ground floor. Square-headed window openings with cut-stone sills, red brick voussoirs,…


Bridge House (Kilkenny River Court Hotel), John Street Lower, GARDENS (ST. JOHN'S PAR.), Kilkenny, County Kilkenny

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End-of-terrace four-bay two-storey over basement house, post-1763, originally forming part of larger seven-bay two-storey over part-raised basement composition with house to east incorporating fabric of earlier range, c.1600, with three-bay two-storey bowed bay to right, and two-bay three-storey return to south. Renovated and extended, c.1825, comprising single-bay three-storey infill return to south-east. Undergoing renovation, 2004.…


Bridge House (Kilkenny River Court Hotel), John Street Lower, GARDENS (ST. JOHN'S PAR.), Kilkenny, County Kilkenny

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Terraced three-bay two-storey over part-raised basement house, post-1763, originally forming part of larger seven-bay two-storey over part-raised basement composition with house to west incorporating fabric of earlier range, c.1600, with elliptical-headed carriageway to left. Renovated, c.1825. Renovated, 2004, with carriageway remodelled. Pitched slate roof with clay ridge tiles, red brick Running bond chimney stack, and…