Fáilte/Welcome | Feedback | Site Maprssfacebookicon
Loading

Main Record - County Wicklow

 
Additional Images     View location on map
print-icon   Print This Page
The Forge, Forge Road, Enniskerry, County Wicklow
16302050
Elevation
Reg. No.16302050
Date1850 - 1860
Previous NameN/A
TownlandKILGARRAN
CountyCounty Wicklow
Coordinates322359, 217163
Categories of Special InterestARCHITECTURAL ARTISTIC SOCIAL
RatingRegional
Original Useforge/smithy
In Use Asforge/smithy
 
Description
Detached single-bay single-storey L-plan forge, built 1855. The façade is in squared roughly dressed granite with edge pilasters, kneelers, parapets and finials also in granite. To the front gable is a horseshoe shaped doorway with dressed voussoirs and moulding with an 'arrow loop' opening above. The gable is topped with a ball and cone finial, with octagonal granite chimneystacks to remaining gables. Flat-headed windows with multiple-pane frames to roadside elevation with doorway with plain timber door to south face of the rear projection which is on the west side.

Appraisal

Granite-built blacksmith's forge of 1855 which picks up some of the Tudoresque elements favoured in much of Enniskerry's buildings as well as including the typical forge 'horseshoe' doorway; forms a memorable grouping with the neighbouring matching blacksmith's house.
 
Back To Results