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Title: Lourdes Nursing Home, Convent Lane, Rathfarnham, South Dublin County
Authors: National Inventory of Architectural Heritage
Keywords: four-storey former convent
Five-bay four-storey tower
advanced corner turrets
ogee windows
pointed arched doorway
Five light double oriel window
polygonal chimney stacks
Cut stone window dressings
red brick and pre-cast concrete extension
lancet heads
Slit windows
granite Gibbsian door surround
Gothic Revival
nursing home
Issue Date: 1-Jan-2002
Publisher: Department of the Environment, Heritage and Local Government
Description: Detached multiple-bay four-storey former convent, c. 1921, now in use as a nursing home. Five-bay four-storey tower with advanced corner turrets, ogee windows and pointed arched doorway. Five light double oriel window above. Four-bay three-storey wing to east, marked by prominent chimney breasts, polygonal stacks, paired windows below. South face simple treatment of four bays, single chimney stack. Cut stone dressings to openings, pitched slate roof. Multiple-bay three-storey extension to south, c.1970, with red brick and pre-cast concrete walls. Ground floor open, piers support upper storeys. Sequence of corner windows returning from north façade round to west elevation. Openings in pre-cast concrete bays with lancet heads forming projecting angle. Slit windows to south. East façade with conservatory. Plain openings, gable and eaves level chimney stacks to rere of tower (east) wing. Roughcast rendered boundary wall with granite Gibbsian door surround to pedestrian entrance and blocked openings having brick surrounds.
Appears in Collections:National Inventory of Architectural Heritage Collection
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