Borrmount House

Borrmount House

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Borrmount House

Detached five-bay two-storey country house, rebuilt 1841, on a rectangular plan centred on single-bay full-height breakfront with (single-storey) prostyle distyle “in antis” Ionic portico to ground floor; two-bay (south) or three-bay (north) two-storey side elevations. Now disused. Hipped slate roof with roll moulded clay ridge tiles extending into clay ridge tiles, paired rendered central chimney stacks having stringcourses below corbelled stepped capping supporting yellow terracotta tapered pots, and cast-iron rainwater goods on overhanging rendered eaves having paired timber consoles. Rendered walls to front (east) elevation on rendered chamfered plinth with rendered panelled “giant pilasters” to corners; rendered surface finish (remainder) on cut-granite chamfered cushion course on rendered plinth with rendered panelled “giant pilasters” to corners.

Segmental-headed central door opening in tripartite arrangement behind (single-storey) prostyle distyle “in antis” Ionic portico approached by flight of five cut-granite steps with cut-granite columns between cut-granite pilasters supporting “Cyma Recta”- or “Cyma Reversa”-detailed cornice on blind frieze below parapet, timber doorcase with panelled pilasters supporting “Cyma Recta” or “Cyma Reversa” cornice on blind frieze, and concealed dressings framing glazed timber panelled double doors having sidelights below quatrefoil-detailed fanlight. Square-headed window openings (ground floor) with cut-granite sills, and moulded rendered surrounds with “Cyma Recta”- or “Cyma Reversa”-detailed hood mouldings over on “Acanthus”-detailed fluted consoles framing one-over-one timber sash windows.

Interior including (ground floor): central entrance hall retaining carved timber surrounds to door openings framing timber panelled doors, and moulded plasterwork cornice to ceiling; elliptical-headed door opening into staircase hall with carved timber surround framing glazed timber panelled double doors having fanlight; staircase hall (west) retaining carved timber surrounds to door openings framing timber panelled doors, cantilevered staircase on a dog leg plan with turned timber balusters supporting carved timber banister terminating in volute, carved timber surrounds to door openings to landing framing timber panelled doors, and moulded plasterwork cornice to ceiling; drawing room (south-east) retaining carved timber surround to door opening framing timber panelled door with carved timber surrounds to window openings framing timber panelled shutters on panelled risers, cut-white marble Classical-style chimneypiece, and moulded plasterwork cornice to ceiling; dining room (north-east) retaining carved timber surround to door opening framing timber panelled door with carved timber surrounds to window openings framing timber panelled shutters on panelled risers, cut-black marble Classical-style chimneypiece, and moulded plasterwork cornice to ceiling; and carved timber surrounds to door openings to remainder framing timber panelled doors with carved timber surrounds to window openings framing timber panelled shutters on panelled risers. Set in landscaped grounds on an elevated site.

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Location

Borrmount Manor,

Borrmount,

Co. Wexford

Location ID

SW0192

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