F:1947.36

County Wexford, Curracloe - Plan, front elevation and section


Curracloe, Co. Wexford (N.M.I. Collection - F:1947.36)

Wove paper, black drawing ink, pencil. Height 565mm, Width 763mm.

The front elevation and section shows a substantial house with attic rooms lit by dormer windows.  The six windows in the front of the house are arranged symmetrically.  They are all large multi-panelled windows.  This arrangement shows the influence of formal classical architectural styles. The house plan shows the internal arrangement including a jamb wall built at right angles to the hearth creating a lobby at the house entrance. Lobby-entrances of this type are common to the Wexford area.  Those sitting by the fire are sheltered from an open door.  The addition of an opening in the jamb wall allows those seated by the hearth to see those passing or entering the house.  The opening or ‘spy’ hole is indicated by broken lines in the plan.

Curracloe, Co. Wexford (N.M.I. Collection - F:1947.36)