Small but Perfectly Formed

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The terrifically severe neo-classical former national school in Bagenalstown, County Carlow dates from c.1825. Of one storey, despite its modest proportions the building achieves a certain monumentality thanks to the use of large blocks of local granite and the insertion of this grandiose entrance flanked by Doric columns. The window openings are equally severe but have been ruined by the insertion of unsympathetic uPVC glazing.

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One comment on “Small but Perfectly Formed

  1. Lucinda says:

    Aesthete, this is heart breaking. I wish I were young enough to bag a billionaire husband and get to work on some of these charming, dying structures.

    And I’m Hungarian…

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