Does any reader know more about this little Tudorbethan house located on a prominent junction in Callan, County Kilkenny. It appears to date from the third quarter of the 19th century and is stoutly built of limestone ashlar with a charming arched window inserted into the upper floor of the pedimented centre breakfront. When recorded for http://www.buildingsofireland.ie in 2004 it was still inhabited but has since been allowed to fall into the present dilapidated condition. To the immediate rear stand the shells of an abandoned Celtic Tiger-era housing development: a planning application for the completion of work here is dated August 2018 but nothing appears to have happened. Meanwhile, this building is at risk, despite being included on the local authority’s current list of protected structures.
What a beautiful little package of a building. They received mail – perhaps the Post could help with history.
It was in immaculate shape in 2011 on Google Street View and still inhabitable, though unkempt, viewed in 2019 from a slightly different angle.
A colleague at work advises that it is known as Stone Cottage and was once part of the Annerly Estate.
Thanks, most kind (and please thank your work colleague)