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January 13, 2012

Monaghan Co. Council seeking consultants for Clones Markethouse Conservation Plan

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The site consists of The Market House building and outbuildings, The Diamond, Clones. The Market House is owned by Monaghan County Council, and is currently vacant following its use for many years as the County Library Headquarters. The Local Authority is keen that a vibrant use is made of the building, and that this use is compatible with the heritage values of the building. The Market House is a Protected Structure 41401114.

“Five-bay two-storey Italianate market house with pedimented breakfront, dated 1845, with granite ashlar facade having framework of pseudo-pilasters, plain and enriched entablatures, blind attic and tall window openings above arcaded ground floor; retains staircase and assembly room; arcades enclosed, sash windows refitted. 1840-1845 Designed by W.D. Butler.”

The Market House is also important for local heritage and the community in Clones and the wider area. It is a landmark building in the Diamond. The consultant will be expected to understand the Market House and how it has developed over time. They will be expected to cover each of the different types of heritage on the site.

Closing date for submissions is 4pm, Friday, 3rd February 2012.
Full details available here.

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