photo of ballynure house, grange con

Ballynure House, Grange Con

Previous name: N/A Date: 1790 - 1810 Townland: BALLYNURE DEMESNE
County: County Wicklow
Special interest: ARCHITECTURAL SOCIAL Rating: Regional Original use: country house In use as: country house
Cordinates: 283564, 195674 Latitude: 53.005538365556 Longtitude: -6.7559772630191
Detached seven-bay two-storey with attic country house, built circa year 1800. The building consists of a five-bay centre block flanked by gabled single-bay projections, with corresponding projections to the rear as well as a roughly central stairwell bay, and a large part gabled part flat-roofed extension of the later 20th c.. The walls are finished in rough render, (much of which has worn away to reveal the rubble construction), with granite surrounds to the squat attic windows to the front. The slated pitched roof has an overhang with bracketed eaves which is arranged as a pediment to the gabled projections to the front and rear, whilst the tall granite chimneystacks have various corbelled courses and uniform pots. The entryway consists of a largely glazed timber door with decorative leaded sidelights and segmental fanlights and panelled jambs. The windows are generally flat-headed and filled with six over six timber sash frames, however the front projections have tripartite frames with panelled mullions with decorative console brackets. At attic level to the front there is a row of squat windows with top-hung frames. Cast-iron rainwater goods. The house is set within an extensive demesne.Well preserved late Georgian country house set with distinctive roof overhang. One of the county's more memorable examples of early 1800s architecture.

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