Taking to the Air

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Woodbrook, County Wexford is believed to date from the 1770s but was badly damaged during the 1798 Rising. As a result, the building appears to have undergone considerable reconstruction in the first decade of the 19th century which is presumably when the tripartite Wyatt windows were inserted. One of them provides ample light to the rear hall which contains the house’s principal feature: a wooden flying spiral staircase, the only one of its kind in Ireland. As you ascend or descend, the steps lightly quiver with every tread.

3 comments on “Taking to the Air

  1. Michael Thompson says:

    Ah yes, and the wonderful Rosemary Blacker

  2. The quivering, sounds as though it might feel slightly alarming. Beautiful staircase nonetheless, and an interesting post. Thank you.

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