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RPS# 688

RPS
Architecture Record
Archaeology Record
  • Name
    South Dome

    Description
    Rotunda with copper dome housing telescope

    Address
    Dunsink Observatory,
    Dunsink Lane
    Dunink

    Coordinates
    -6.33749, 53.3868

  • Architectural

    This structure is part of the National Inventory of Architectural Heritage. You can find extra information on the building on buildingsofireland.ie or by clicking the green National Inventory of Architectural heritage reference number below.

    11354009

    NIAH Details

    Snecked limestone rotunda housing telescope, built 1868, with copper-roofed dome and projecting entrance porch. Retaining original fenestration. The shaft of the telescope has a foundation independent of the walls to prevent transmission of external vibr...[Read More]

    • Rating
      National
    • Type
      observatory/telescope
    • Dates
      1865 - 1870
    • Address
      Dunsink Observatory Dunsink Lane
    • County
      Dublin
    • Townland
      DUNSINK

    Web Link
    http://www.buildingsofireland.ie/niah/search.jsp?type=record&county=FI&regno=11354009

  • Unfortunately it appears that this structure is not listed as part of the Record of Protected Monuments.
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