Stephenstown House, Knockbridge

Stephenstown
Knockbridge
Co Louth
Ireland

Details

  • NIAH Ref: 13901114
  • Date: 1780 - 1800
  • Rating: Regional
  • Orig. Use: Country House
  • Townland: Stephenstown
  • County: Louth
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Criteria for Risk

  • Suffering from neglect and/or poor maintenance
  • Abandoned ruin

Assessment

  • Condition of Structure: Ruinous
  • Level of Risk: High

Appraisal

The building is a roofless shell. None of the original fabric remains other than the external walls. It is suffering from structural problems that could lead to full or partial collapse, and there is an immediate threat of further deterioration.

A derelict shell of house built 1780 for Matthew Fortescue with later extensions. The house was occupied until the 1970s. The structure is of significant historic importance and requires conservation works to prevent further deterioration.

Recommended Use

  • Conservation

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