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Architectural Information
  • Building type: Round Tower
  • Date of construction: 12th Century
  • Architect: Not Assigned
  • Listing: MON
  • HB/SMR Ref: FER211:021
  • 2nd Survey by EHS: No
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Round Tower, Devenish Island

County Fermanagh

Round Tower, Devenish Island

Tower 81ft high, base circumference 49ft, tapering up to 42ft. Entrance is on the East face, a round-headed door approximately 10ft up from ground, small lancet window above. Tower is 5 storeys high, first 4 have a single-slit window, the top has 4 larger windows (1 at each compass point) just below the cornice

Building Stone Information

Stone Type Category: Buff-Pink Sandstone
Primary Stone Type: Fermanagh Carboniferous Sandstone
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Stonework Construction: Coursed squared
Stonework Condition: Widespread examples of surface deterioration of sandstone blockwork with delamination and loss of architectural detail. Some fa├žade sections remain relatively intact whilst adjoing blocks show significant evidence of surface loss.
Condition Assessment (QUB): 3

 

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