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Thursday 23 November 2017

Georgian former school in Wexford is on the market for €695,000

By David tucker

The very attractive aspect of Elmfield House and two of the rooms.
The very attractive aspect of Elmfield House and two of the rooms.
The very attractive aspect of Elmfield House and two of the rooms.
The very attractive aspect of Elmfield House and two of the rooms.

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'.

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