- NIAH Ref: 22901816
- Date: 1650 - 1700
- Rating: National
- Orig. Use: House
- Townland: Ballygunnercastle
- County: Waterford
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Criteria for Risk
- Vacant with no identified new use
- Suffering from neglect and/or poor maintenance
- Condition of Structure: Poor
- Level of Risk: High
This building has been vacant for a number of years and does not appear to be maintained. Most of the external fabric remains, but there are obvious signs of deterioration, particularly water penetration, slipped slates and vegetation growth. There is no immediate danger of collapse but the condition is such that unless urgent remedial works are carried out the building will sharply deteriorate.
The country house is on the site of an earlier medieval castle. The building is rated as being of national importance in the National Inventory Architectural Heritage due to the ‘massing of the house, together with the informal arrangement of the openings' which is considered to resemble the earlier castle. This building urgently requires new uses to be identified to prevent further deterioration of its character.
Photograph Credit: buildingsofireland.ie/niah