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Pinnacled Protection

The Gothic Revival mausoleum of the St George family at Drumacoo, County Galway. Dating from 1830, it was incorporated into the remains of a thirteenth century church on the site in order to receive the body of Lady Harriet St George, daughter of the second Earl of Howth. 64 more words

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On the cusp of Christendom: The architecture of the mausoleum of Constantina.

The first version of this post was written for the fabulous, but now sadly defunct, 3 Pipe Problem blog. It was run by the fearsomely energetic Hasan Nayazi who died suddenly and prematurely last year. 1,501 more words


The Remains of the Day

The splendid gateposts of Sylvan Park, County Meath. The 18th century house here belonged to the Rowley family which had first settled in this country during the reign of James I and one branch of which was responsible for commissioning Summerhill, elsewhere in the same county (for more on Summerhill, see… 64 more words

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Boston's architectural legacy

Yesterday, I spent less than an hour walking from the T station at the Old State House on State Street, a block on Tremont St.,across the Commons to Bolyston and Arlington Streets.   153 more words

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The Most Beautiful Room in Ireland?

In early June 1741, the Dublin News-Letter carried the following notice: ‘The interest of the late Captain Hugh Montgomery’s new house on the south side of Stephen’s Green in this city of Dublin, being a term of 299 years from the 25th March 1738, subject to a yearly ground rent of £13.6s is to be sold by cant to the fairest bidder, by his executors, at the said house, on the 24th day of this instant at 11 o’clock in the forenoon. 1,124 more words

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King's Chapel and Burying Ground

The Burying ground dates to the beginning of Boston, and Mayflower passengers are buried there.  The adjacent King’s Chapel was constructed  1749-1754, slightly more than a hundred years after the Puritans landed, to the design of Peter Harrison. 36 more words

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