Tudenham Park, Rochfort Demesne

Rochfort Demesne
Co Westmeath
Ireland

Details

  • NIAH Ref: 15402617
  • Date: 1740 - 1750
  • Rating: National
  • Orig. Use: Country House
  • Townland: Rochfort Demesne
  • County: Westmeath
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Criteria for Risk

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

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.

A mid 18th century limestone ashlar block built for George Rochford His brother lived at nearby Belvedere House between which the Jealous Wall was built. The house was gutted in 1958 and has since become overgrown with vegetation. It requires immediate conservation works to secure the structure.

Recommended Use

  • Conservation

Photograph Credit: colincolleranphotographer.com

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