Location: County Louth
Rathescar House is an early Georgian shooting lodge, greatly enlarged and altered in the early 19th century to a spacious country house with the assistance of James Wyatt, and with a distinctive round tower and iron conservatory by Turner.
We are working with the owner to bring the house back from the brink. We are presently working on a third phase of external repair part-funded by the County Council through its Structures at Risk Fund. The round tower has been restored as has a section of the north wing roof which was close to collapse. We are currently working on the re-roofing of the original house on a scheme of preventative maintenance using traditional materials and working practices.
This phased response to repairs allows the owners to control their budgets to take advantage of grant aid and at the end of the programme will have secured the fabric of the house so that a new use can be considered.