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Title: Hell Fire Club, Mountpelier, South Dublin County
Authors: National Inventory of Architectural Heritage
Keywords: single-storey-over-basement former hunting lodge
Vaulted stone roof repair
Projecting porch / gallery with arched window
sloping stone roofs
projecting shelter walls
small semi-circular window
fireplaces, arched doorways and niches
megalithic tomb
triangulation survey pillar
Earl of Rosse
Hellfire club
Issue Date: 1-Jan-2002
Publisher: Department of the Environment, Heritage and Local Government
Description: Detached five-bay single-storey-over-basement former hunting lodge on hill summit, built c.1740, burnt soon after, with vaulted stone roof repair, now derelict. Projecting porch / gallery with arched window to front, between plain openings in main elevation. Two wings with small rooms and sloping stone roofs, and projecting shelter walls. Projecting wing to rear with small semi-circular window. Internal rooms with fireplaces, arched doorways and niches, and connecting gallery. Robbed megalithic tomb and triangulation survey pillar nearby.This building has possibly the most infamous history of any in the area. Built by the Earl of Rosse c.1740, and later used by the 'young bucks' of Dublin as headquarters of the Hell Fire Club. Supposed scene of many brutal acts and debauched behaviour. The building has an undeniably foreboding presence, and the later stone vaulted roof repair is outstanding in its coarseness.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10599/7620
Appears in Collections:National Inventory of Architectural Heritage Collection

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