- NIAH Ref: 22901711
- Date: 1840 - 1845
- Rating: National
- Orig. Use: House
- Townland: Dooneen (Mid. By.) Kilmeadan Par.
- County: Waterford
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- Last Reviewed:: August 2019
Criteria for Risk
- Vacant with no identified new use
- Suffering from neglect and/or poor maintenance
- 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 condition is such that unless urgent remedial works are carried out the building will sharply deteriorate.
A distinguished 19th century house built for Christmas family circa 1840 with Italianate towers to entrance front, bow fronted elevation to terraced garden and top lit central Imperial staircase. Several planning applications have been proposed for this site but none have proceeded. The chimney pieces have been stolen from main rooms. Structural movement has occurred through water damage to the beam behind ground floor bow window that supports the upper floor. The property is currently for sale. This building urgently requires new uses to be identified to prevent further deterioration of its character.
There currently a legal dispute ongoing, between Anthony Sheedy and the receiver for the property relating to the sale of the house, reported in the Irish Independent in May 2017.
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