An Architectural Gem – Church View House, TemplemoreJune 13, 2018
Sherry Fitzgerald Gleeson are proud to offer for Sale, this Architectural Gem from the mid nineteenth century, known as Church View House, Templemore. Built in 1853 with dressed limestone walls, pointed arch windows on the ground floor and Tudor style-chimney stacks, the property is a wonderful and interesting example of the Church of Ireland influenced design, prevalent in many Irish midland towns in this period. Intricately carved date stones are evident on two facades and even letters of the alphabet can be seen through the ivy cladding in many places.
Church View House is an iconic structure and one of the most memorable images that greets visitors to Templemore from the North County. Walking through the house and gardens is like stepping back in time and surely there’s more to be uncovered by a would-be purchaser, such as the now blocked up ‘Alms Door’, reportedly used to give out sustenance to the local populace in times of hardship after the Great Famine. The grounds, though not extensive, are tasteful, mature and surely the pride of the former owners, evident from the variety of the shrubs and trees. The boundary to the front is constructed with limestone piers and a cast iron Gate and Railings. A two car garage also allows access and off street parking.
The House is part of a lovely symmetry of buildings that comprise the impressive St Mary’s Church, included as part of Sir John Carden’s Town Plan for Templemore in 1770 and built in 1790; also the charming old Schoolhouse, situated across the road and which has carved into its facade the wording, “Train up a Child in the way he should go and when he is old he will not depart from it” (June 20th AD 1849).
Viewing of Church View House is highly recommended and by appointment only with the sole agents, Sherry FitzGerald Gleeson – Thurles at 0504 22997.
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