Kilree, Kells,
Co. Kilkenny
087 678 4097
Alan Sheridan

Kells Rectory

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Project Brief

Kells Rectory is a detached three-bay two-storey house over a part raised basement. A Church of Ireland glebe house, built in 1830, on a rectangular plan with two-bay full-height side elevations. 

This project was a conservation project that was completed in two stages. The first stage was the annex roof adjoining the main building. The roof was in a bad state of repair and the brick chimney stack was in a much similar state. It included the following brief and scope of works:

- Remove all ivy and vegitation

- Remove loose material from mortar joints 

- Remove corroded bricks and replace with matching size and type.

- Carry out lime mortar repairs

- Remove original guttering, downpipes and support brackets and record original locations so that they can be reinstated to original location once they are repaired and maintained.

- Remove ridge tiles and slates for re-use 

- Match new ridge tiles with reclaimed ones to same color, texture, and size.

- Repair roof timber by splicing or doubling up defective rafters.

- Repair and replace sections of the wall plate where revealed to be damaged or deteriorated.