Tennalick House, Abbeyshrule

Tennalick
Abbeyshrule
Co Longford
Ireland

Details

  • NIAH Ref: 13402348
  • Date: 1700 - 1720
  • Rating: National
  • Orig. Use: House
  • Townland: Tennalick
  • County: Longford
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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: 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.

The property was originally owned by Lord Annaly, who was a major landowner and absentee in Co. Longford. The building is an enigmatic 18th century structure originally designed as a stable block. The interior is a vaulted structure with massive Tuscan columns, far thicker than those in the Castletown and Strokestown. The building was adapted in the early 19th century to serve as a residence. This very special building, because of its quality, detail and texture is failing further into ruin. The structure is of significant historic importance and requires conservation works to prevent further deterioration.

Recommended Use

  • Residential

Photograph Credit: Deirdre Gillen

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