- NIAH Ref: 11350024
- Date: 1770 - 1780
- Rating: National
- Orig. Use: House
- Townland: Belcamp
- County: Dublin County
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- Last Reviewed: August 2019
Criteria for Risk
- Vacant with no identified new use
- Suffering from neglect and/or poor maintenance
- Fire damaged
- Condition of Structure: Very Poor
- Level of Risk: Critical
The building is extensively fire damaged and threatened with a real conservation deficit. After it was closed as a school it was taken over by Gannon Ltd and had been left unused since, with Gannon Ltd eventually being put into NAMA. Serious fire damage and theft of materials has occurred. The building is a distinguished late 18th century brick house with significant decorative plasterwork. There were late 19th century institutional buildings added including a chapel with Clarke Studio windows now in off-site storage for safety. This building urgently requires new uses to be identified to prevent further deterioration of its character.
Significant fire damage occurred to the 18th century house destroying roof and causing major further damage to historic features in July 2016. A current planning application provides for the conservation of the house and chapel with major development in the grounds.
In 2018 Fingal County Council granted planning permission to develop the site. The project by developer Gerry Gannon will see the construction of 165 homes on a 15-hectare portion of the site surrounding the 18th century Georgian house, although the original application was for 260 units. The council attached 53 conditions, including the omission of five blocks of apartments which are to be part of a separate application for the site on Malahide Road.
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