French Church Street
Co Laois


  • NIAH Ref: 12900201
  • Date: 1690 - 1740
  • Rating: Regional
  • Orig. Use: House
  • Townland: French Church Street
  • County: Laois
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  • Last Reviewed: August 2019

Criteria for Risk

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


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


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 the condition is such that unless urgent remedial works are carried out the building will sharply deteriorate.

Arlington was constructed in two periods. Early 18th century house to rear, with later 18th century house to front with pedimented centre piece. The building functioned as a school during the late 19th century. Following over twenty years of dereliction, the building is now a shell. This building urgently requires new uses to be identified to prevent further deterioration of its character.

Recommended Use

  • Conservation

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