photo of detached three-bay single-storey thatched cottage with dormer attic

Detached Three-bay Single-storey Thatched Cottage With Dormer Attic

Previous name: N/A Date: 1815 - 1835 Townland: BAUNLUSK
County: County Kilkenny
Special interest: ARCHITECTURAL SOCIAL Rating: Regional Original use: house In use as: house
Cordinates: 250053, 149748 Latitude: 52.597119952401 Longtitude: -7.2621209716503
Detached three-bay single-storey thatched cottage with dormer attic, circa year 1825, with lean-to entryway windbreak. Pitched roof with water reed thatch having rope work to ridge, rendered chimney stack having red brick dressings, and rendered coping. Painted roughcast walls over random rubble stone construction having sections of mud wall construction. Square-headed window openings with cut-stone sills, one-over-one and two-over-two timber sash windows having timber casement windows to dormer attic. Square-headed door opening with glazed tongue-and-groove timber panelled door. Set in own grounds with rear (east) elevation fronting on to road. (ii) Detached four-bay single-storey outbuilding with attic, pre-1840, to north. Now derelict. Pitched slate roof with terracotta ridge tiles, and cast-iron rainwater goods on iron brackets. Unpainted roughcast walls over random rubble limestone construction. Square-headed door openings with timber lintels, and no fittings. (iii) Detached two-bay single-storey outbuilding, post-1840, to north-west. Now disused. Pitched slate roof with terracotta ridge tiles, and no rainwater goods. Unpainted roughcast walls over random rubble limestone construction. Square-headed window openings with cut-limestone sills, timber lintels, and stages timber fittings.Having been well preserved to present an early aspect a small-scale cottage remains an important element of the vernacular heritage of County Kilkenny as indicated by attributes including the construction in locally-sourced materials, the thatched roof, and so on. Together with a variety of attendant outbuildings the combined ensemble makes a pleasing visual impression in the local landscape.

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