Old Irish Farm Houses

Old Irish Farm Houses

Postby TKC » Mon Jul 14, 2003 11:22 am

Hi
Just thought I would call on the expertise that is on this board to get an opinion.

I am in the process of purchasing what I think is an old Irish Farmhouse?? - derilict (opinions on whether this is a house would be appreciated as I am inexperienced)

I think it should be preserved - what is the best way to go about this without damaging it. I do not need to live in it so I would like to either preserve or renovate.

I feel there is much history in it and it is almost alive - ok I know I sound mad now!

Ideas, opinions on what the dwelling is would be appreciated.

Thanks
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Postby ewanduffy » Mon Jul 14, 2003 11:35 am

Lack of a chimney would suggest that it wasn't a house (although this could have been removed). I know of a situation in Donegal, where a family orignally lived in a one room cottage which was later used as an outhouse (and is still so I think).
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Postby Paul Clerkin » Mon Jul 14, 2003 1:11 pm

Have ypu looked inside - does it have a chimney?

This may be of some interest to you if you go ahead.
http://www.irish-architecture.com/igs/register/index.html
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Postby GrahamH » Mon Jul 14, 2003 8:03 pm

The symmetry of the facade - what little there is of it, would suggest it to be a house, as would the size of the window spaces, which are quite substantial.

The corrugated roof could be concealing where the chimney was positioned.
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Postby TKC » Mon Aug 11, 2003 4:40 pm

Inside there is plaster on walls and some paint. No chimney from what I can see.

Thank you for all your replies I do appreciate that

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Postby TKC » Mon Aug 11, 2003 4:41 pm

Thank you for that link Paul.
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Postby MG » Mon Aug 11, 2003 4:53 pm

No chimney? It may not have been built as a house.
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Postby TKC » Mon Nov 17, 2003 11:15 am

Here is an image of the house. We have since bought the land. Wish me luck. PP seems to be optiistic based on 'replacement policy' but I dont want to knock this would much rather restore it.

http://muchos.co.uk/members/margaret/Site16.jpg

There could of been a chimney but we know that it was lived in since the people we bought it from inherited it and land regsitry shows that it has been in the family a long time.

We hope to build a 4 bed dormer ... would appreciate any professional advice going;)
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