Georgian former school in Wexford is on the market for €695,000
THE former Wexford Diocesen School 'Elmfield' on Spawell Road has come on the market with an asking price of €695,000. The Georgian house was erected just over two centuries ago 'at the expense of the county on a piece of ground leased by the late R. Neville' representing an important component of the built heritage of Wexford.
This attached 4-bay two-storey home retains many of its period features included carved timber architraves, timber panelled window shutters and egg-and-dart cornicing and ceiling roses and oozes charm and character.
The accommodation is substantial and extends to circa 340 sq.m./3,660 sq.ft. Outside there is ample off-street car parking for several cars. Colum Murphy, the managing director of selling agents Kehoe and Associates, said the sale of 'Elmfield' offers a very rare opportunity to acquire such a fine period house in a sought after area. The Buildings of Ireland website says the school house was built in 1800 and opened in 1802 and was home to a large number of boarders and day scholars who received a liberal education there.
The school was closed in 1872 and subdivided pre-1903, 'producing the present composition to accommodate alternative use'.