The Market House, Castlepollard

The Square
Castlepollard
Co Westmeath
Ireland

Details

  • NIAH Ref: 15302044
  • Date: 1800 - 1830
  • Rating: Regional
  • Orig. Use: Market House
  • Townland: The Square
  • County: Westmeath
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  • Last Reviewed: August 2019

Criteria for Risk

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

Assessment

  • Condition of Structure: Poor
  • Level of Risk: Moderate

Appraisal

The 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 such as slipped slates, vegetation growth, broken windows, vandalism, or blocked rainwater goods. There are concerns that the building could suffer further decay leading to more serious problems.

The Market House in Castlepollard, Co. Westmeath is not a protected structure but is of high architectural value being a late Georgian Market House with 20th century alterations. Forms focal point of village green. The building is currently vacant. An Taisce Westmeath Association has put forward proposal for restoration of building to original character for an appropriate use which would restore its function as a central focus of the village.

Recommended Use

  • Commercial
  • Community
  • Educational

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