Alderton House originally Pilltown House, Poulmaloe, Co. Wexford
Detached three- or five-bay two-storey farmhouse, post-1841, on an L-shaped plan with single-bay (three- or four-bay deep) single-storey return with half-dormer attic (north-west). Improved, between 1937-58, producing present composition. Pitched slate roofs on an L-shaped plan including pitched slate roof to return incorporating gablets to window openings to half-dormer attic with clay ridge tiles, red brick Running bond chimney stacks on red brick Running bond bases having stringcourses below corbelled stepped capping supporting terracotta or yellow terracotta pots, and cast-iron rainwater goods on slightly overhanging timber eaves having paired timber Cavetto consoles. Part creeper- or ivy-covered rendered walls over semi-coursed random rubble stone construction with concealed squared granite quoins to corners. Square-headed window openings in bipartite arrangement with one square-headed window opening in tripartite arrangement to first floor, cut-granite sills, chamfered timber mullions rising through chamfered timber transoms, and concealed red brick block-and-start surrounds framing four-over-four timber sash windows having overlights. Square-headed door opening to side (east) elevation with granite flagged threshold, timber doorcase with panelled pilasters supporting cornice on fluted consoles, timber mullions supporting carved timber cornice on timber transom, and timber panelled door having sidelights on panelled risers below overlight. Interior retaining timber surrounds to door openings framing timber panelled doors with timber panelled shutters to window openings. Set in own grounds with squared rubble stone piers to perimeter having cut-granite coping supporting ball finials [OS/SS].
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