ME00969 - FENNOR - House - 16th/17th century

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Situated on a steep NE-facing slope down to a NW-SE section of the River Boyne that is c. 230m to the distant. This is an oblong structure of three storeys and attic with six bays. There is an entrance towards the E end of the N wall, and the tower house (ME019-036002-) projecting from the N wall was re-used as a stairs tower with the insertion of two large windows in its N wall. At the ground floor there were at least three large windows in the N wall but the S wall is featureless at ground level apart from a break at the centre, which could have provided another doorway. There is a large fireplace and oven in the E gable at the ground floor. The fireplace in the W gable has no oven and both chimney stacks protrude externally. The first floor has six large windows on the S wall and windows on either side of the fireplaces in both gables. The second storey only survives as the gables with attic lights above. (Craig 1976, 55) The above description is derived from the published 'Archaeological Inventory of County Meath' (Dublin: Stationery Office, 1987). In certain instances the entries have been revised and updated in the light of recent research. Compiled by: Michael Moore Date of revised upload: 22 June 2016

Description Source: Department of Housing, Local Government & Heritage

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53.7001, -6.53926

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