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1882 – Grooms Cottage, Monasterevin, Co. Kildare

Architect: W.I. Chambers

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“Our illustration in this number represents a new cottage in course of erection at Monasterevan, County Kildare, intended as a residence for the head groom on the stud farm of the Most Noble the marquis of Drogheda. The cottage will face the old coach road to Dublin, and is in the immediate suburbs of the town. It will be built with the best Athy stock bricks, the ornamental portions being done in Kingscourt red bricks, the moulded string-courses , &c., are from special designs by the architect. The pediment will be in terra-cotta. The roof will be covered with red tiles. There will be a large garden, &c., being surrounded with trees it will form a pleasing picture entering the two. Preference has been given to Irish materials where it is possible to use them. The architect is Mr. W.I. Chambers of 5 Westmoreland-street, whose original sketch, by his kind permission, we reproduce. Mr. John Harris, of Monasterevan, is the builder.” Published in The Irish Builder, May 1 1882.