Well Guarded

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A miniature castle built as a lodge beside one of the gates providing access to the Annes Grove estate in County Cork. The building was designed by Benjamin Woodward in 1853 and contains just a handful of rooms inside the walls, one of which carries the coat of arms of Richard Grove Annesley who gave Woodward the commission. Having fallen into disrepair, the lodge was restored some twenty years ago and can now be rented for short stays through the services of the Irish Landmark Trust.

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2 comments on “Well Guarded

  1. Bob Frewen says:

    Another of Woodward’s gate lodges (very similar) is the entrance lodge to Dromore Castle near Kenmare. It was completed at about the same time.

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