Debtors' Prison, Dublin 7

Green Street
Dublin 7
Ireland

Details

  • NIAH Ref: 50070301
  • Date: 1790 - 1795
  • Rating: Regional
  • Orig. Use: Prison
  • Townland: Green Street
  • County: Dublin City
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Criteria for Risk

  • Vacant with no identified new use
  • Suffering from neglect and/or poor maintenance
  • Suffering from structural problems

Assessment

  • Condition of Structure: Very Poor
  • Level of Risk: High

Appraisal

The building is suffering from major conservation problems. Most of the external fabric remains, but there are obvious signs of deterioration such as slipped slates, vegetation growth, broken windows and vandalism. There is no immediate danger of collapse but condition is such that unless urgent remedial works are carried out the building will sharply deteriorate.

Three-storey over basement U-plan Debtors' Prison of c.1795, built to north side of former City Court and jail complex. The formal elevation is to Green Street. The entrance is from Halston Street through a forecourt. Building leased from the OPW circa 1990 by Green Street Trust with roofing, structural and part interior fit-out works carried out. The scheme was abandoned due to funding and use difficulties. Works carried out in 2011 by OPW in conserving of wall to entrance forecourt in Halston Street. The building is of significant historic importance and requires conservation works to prevent further deterioration.

Recommended Use

  • Residential
  • Commercial
  • Community
  • Educational

Photograph Credit: Kevin Duff

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