Almost a Remembrance

 

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The gatelodge at Ballynegall, County Westmeath. Designed by Francis Johnston in 1808 the building provided a perfect introduction to the estate, its features emulating in miniature those of the main house. Tragically some twenty years after its exceptional contents were sold at auction, the house was stripped and gutted in the early 1980s, and is now a roofless shell. The lodge on the other hand remains, a sad remembrance of what once stood but has been lost at the end of the drive.

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2 comments on “Almost a Remembrance

  1. Kevin Duff says:

    Beautifully tooled & cut limestone.

  2. Liz says:

    What does it say about us that we choose not to preserve things of beauty? And as another mentioned the stones are cut to perfection. You truly have a magnificent blog.

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