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Portumna Heritage Trail

12. Hydro Hotel

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Description

Detached three-bay two-storey house, built c.1860, with porch to front (north) elevation, and two-bay two-storey return to rear. Pitched slate roof hidden behind parapet wall, with roughcast rendered gable end chimneystacks. Smooth rendered walls to ground floor and east elevation, roughcast rendered to upper floor and west elevation, with continuous sill course to first floor, plinth course, smooth rendered platbands to parapet and smooth rendered quoins. Square-headed window openings with stone sills, render surrounds and replacement uPVC windows. Square-headed door opening with rendered reveals and replacement uPVC door. Wrought-iron pedestrian gate with matching railings on painted stone plinth walls to front of site. Dressed limestone piers to east. Outbuilding to yard to rear, with pitched slate roof, roughcast rendered walls and square-headed carriage opening with corrugated-iron door to south. Carved limestone wheel guard to north-east corner of house.

View from Hydro Hotel

Appraisal

Despite the loss of some original features this is an attractive mid-nineteenth century townhouse with a fa├žade enlivened by the addition of rendered detailing including quoins, a sill course, platbands and window surrounds. It has a prominent position at the main entrance to Portumna Castle Demesne and contributes to the quality of the streetscape.

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