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Title: Rathfarnham House, Loreto Abbey Grange Road, Rathfarnham, South Dublin County
Authors: National Inventory of Architectural Heritage
Keywords: three-storey over basement former country house
Timber sash windows
shallow three-bay breakfront
raised granite quoins and string courses.
Lugged architrave surrounds
granite lintels
rusticated stone door surround
flanking Doric columns
full entablature and pediment
cast-iron railings
balustraded parapet
French doors in pedimented Ionic doorcase
Green man keystone
Issue Date: 1-Jan-2002
Publisher: Department of the Environment, Heritage and Local Government
Description: Formerly detached seven-bay three-storey over basement former country house, c.1730, with shallow three-bay breakfront. Used as a convent from the 1830s until c.1999, and now unoccupied. Red brick walls with raised granite quoins and string courses. Timber sash windows throughout, partly replacement to rere. Lugged architrave surrounds to breakfront openings, granite lintels elsewhere. Timber panelled door in rusticated stone surround with flanking Doric columns, full entablature and pediment. Perron to entrance with elaborate cast-iron railings. Hipped slate roof behind parapet, balustraded to breakfront, with four chimney stacks. Similar rere façade with pedimented breakfront. French doors in pedimented Ionic doorcase with stairs over basement area to garden terrace. Green man keystone to door.
Appears in Collections:National Inventory of Architectural Heritage Collection
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