Entrance to Barbersfort House

The Grand Gates, Cahergal

Researched by Seamus Morrissey for Killererin Heritage Society

Entrance to Barbersfort House
Bernadette Forde - 2015
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Gateway to Barbersfort House

Entrance gateway to Barbersfort House, was erected c.1860, and comprises of screen of cast-iron, at centre of which, is double-leaf cast-iron vehicular gate supported on square-plan reeded cast-iron piers with balls topped with spike finials, fronted by carved limestone spherical wheel guards. Vehicular gate is flanked by pedestrian gates similarly supported, in turn flanked by s-profile carved limestone plinth walls, supporting s-plan railings and piers similar to elsewhere, and flanked in turn again by s-plan rusticated limestone flank walls, with plinths and copings terminating in rectangular-profile piers of same height as walls.
Appraisal
This especially elaborate gateway is a splendid display of the skills of stonemasons and metal workers. The double s-plan form is most unusual and the form and detailing of this entrance gives an indication of the quality of the long-destroyed Barbersfort House

Reg. No. 30404406  Date 1850 – 1870  Previous Name
Townland BARBERSFORT  County  Galway
Coordinates 148420, 247377
Categories of Special Interest ARCHITECTURAL/ ARTISTIC
Rating Regional Original Use building misc  In Use As building misc

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