Tall and Broad

Creacon, County Wexford, an exceptionally tall and broad strong farmer’s house dating from the mid-18th century. Of three storeys over raised basement, Creacon has five bays with the rendered facade centred on a simple Gibbsian limestone door approached by a flight of steps. A pleasure to find a house of this calibre still in use and well-maintained.

6 comments on “Tall and Broad

  1. Michael Thomas says:

    Looks like an illustration from Maurice Craig,s book

  2. Peter Davidson says:

    Very like the small landowners’ houses of the same date in north-eastern Scotland.

  3. Mairtin Conor D'Alton says:

    What a handsome house!

  4. Bob Frewen says:

    Lovely in its simplicity. Interesting that some of the windows have horns. Only one of the three shown on the first floor (on extreme right, with heavier glazing bars) has them and they are different to those on the ground floor.

  5. Gerard o brien says:

    Delightful, any chance of interior pictures.

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