Thursday Doors – Cootehill Finale

For the finale of Thursday Doors from Cootehill I’ve saved quite a mixed lot of buildings. This first one is a former Methodist church, built in 1870, which is now a Freemason’s Hall. It replaced an earlier Meeting House, dating from 1797. The founder of Methodism, John Wesley, visited the town many times. Just in behind the church is The Manse, seen through the trees and shrubs. It was built around the same time as the church and would have been occupied by the minister/clergy of the day.

I couldn’t find any information on the next row of buildings. They look like domestic or labourers homes attached to a coach house or stables, possibly part of a large estate house. Bellamont House is near the town and was built in the early 1700’s with similar stonework and redbrick trim.

The roof has fallen in on most of these buildings but the centre one is still intact.

It looks like someone is living in that one. I love the way it stands out from the rest, showing us how they must have all looked originally. Hopefully, the electricity supply has been upgraded.

I couldn’t find any information on the next building either. It looks historical but I can’t tell from what era. Maybe late Victorian?

Dan has a great selection of links over on his blog this week. Thanks for coming along on this grand finale of Cootehill Thursday Doors.

About Jean Reinhardt

Author of 'A Pocket Full of Shells' an Amazon International best seller, Jean writes young adult and historical fiction. She has been known to shed a tear over Little House on the Prairie.
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15 Responses to Thursday Doors – Cootehill Finale

  1. These are lovely doors. It’s a pity those cottages have fallen into disrepair, except for the one.

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  2. Great finds! I love the first one with the dark and red stone/brick work and the doors! Great hardware on those.

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  3. Dan Antion says:

    These are wonderful doors, Jean. I was raised in a Methodist church, and we learned a lot about John Wesley in Sunday School. It’s funny to see a place that he once visited. I love that first building. I can almost hear the choir singing one of John’s own hymns. I think it would be weird living in a building with dilapidated segments on both sides. Cootehill has been fun to visit. Thanks for bringing it closer.

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  4. jeansfriend says:

    I have so enjoyed reading your travel journal each Thursday. It just makes me want to come back again. And when we do, we’ll meet for tea!

    Greetings from across the pond,
    Judy Davenport

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  5. I like that brick and stone mix Jean. I hope a DIY ‘enthusiast’ comes along and restores those that have fallen in to a ‘state of disrepair’. They would look grand if they were restored to their original state.

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  6. Jennie says:

    Love the brick outlining the stone. The heavy iron hardware in the door of the Methodist church is impressive.

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