Requiring Restoration

The former north gate lodge at Barraghcore, County Kilkenny. J.A.K Dean dates this building to c.1835, while http://www.buildingsofireland propose it was constructed a decade earlier. A singularly stocky example of the genre, of T-form with the stem projecting forward. While the rear is a blank wall, the other three sides have large tripartite windows, giving more light to the interior than was often the case. The window surrounds, although now painted, are of granite, as is the tall doorcase and the corbels supporting the hipped roof. An unusually well-designed lodge, this could easily be restored and made into an attractive residence.

3 comments on “Requiring Restoration

  1. says:

    Sweet little house, yet elegant. Potentially.

  2. Deborah T. Sena says:

    Where is the entrance? And who would paint granite!!

  3. Sylvia Wright says:

    What a shame that no one has thr imagination to restore this!

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