Design of the House Detached   multiple-bay   two-   and   three-storey   over   basement   limestone   mansion,   built   c.   1731, occupied   by   Wynne   family   for   two-hundred   years,   lay   empty   from   c.   1923-1930,   the   estate   except house   sold   to   Land   Commission   and   State   Forestry   Department   c.   1937,   occupied   by   Irish   Army   c. 1943,   house   purchased   by   Department   of   Health   c.   1947   for   use   as   psychiatric   hospital   c.   1947, bought   by   Italian   manufacturing   company   c.   1969   and   incorporated   into   factory   complex,   and   lain   in poor condition since c. 1987. Three-bay   three-storey   over   basement   main   house   thee   bays   deep,   five-bay   single-storey quadrants   to   east   and   west   sides   curving   forwards   to,   three-bay   two-storey   wings   each   three-bays deep,   three-storey   flat-roofed   fire   escape   c.   1970   to   north   of   east   elevation   of   main   house,   three-bay two-storey   south-west   wing   c.   1870   attached   to   south   of   west   elevation   of   main   house,   various   single- and   two-storey   buildings   c.   1870   to   south   of   west   wing   and   west   of   main   house.   Hipped   slate   roofs, lead   ridge   and   hip   cappings,   ashlar   corbelled   chimney-stacks,   lead-lined   parapet   gutters   to   main house,   half-round   cast-iron   gutters   on   eaves   corbel   course   to   wings,   cast-iron   downpipes.   Ashlar walling   to   north   elevation   main   house   and   quadrant   wings;   uncoursed   rubble   walling   to   east,   south   and west   elevations   main   house;   ruled-and-lined   smooth-rendered   walling   to   wings;   plain   rusticated   quoins to   south   elevation   and   ground   floor   north   elevation   main   house;   moulded   plinth,   first   floor   platband   and sill   course,   plain   frieze,   modillion   cornice   and   parapet   blocking   course   to   main   house;   tooled   ashlar quoins   to   wings.   Square-headed   window   openings   to   main   house;   Gibbs   surrounds   to   ground   floor, eared   architraves   to   first   floor,   kneed   and   eared   architraves   to   second   floor;   north   elevation   with   first floor   central   aedicule   with   Ionic   columns   and   pilasters   and   round-headed   niches   flanking   window   with swag   in   niche   over   set   within   archivolt,   second   floor   with   recessed   circular   niches   flanking   central window;   south   elevation   with   first   floor   central   Venetian   window   with   Doric   pilastered   aedicules   flanking window with archivolt containing cartouche over; painted two-over-two timber sash windows c.1900. Round-headed   openings   to   quadrant   wings   set   in   pilastered   arcade,   openings   blocked-up, circular   spherical   recesses   in   frieze   over   each   opening.   Square-headed   window   openings   to   wings, Gibbs   surrounds   to   ground   floor,   plain   ashlar   surrounds   to   first   floor,   openings   blocked-up.   Pedimented entrance   doorcase   to   north   elevation,   main   house;   Gibbs   surrounds   to   square-headed   entrance   door opening   flanked   by   square-headed   windows,   cartouche   in   tympanum;   timber   panelled   door   c.   1970 with    painted    timber    flanking    pilasters,    moulded    transom,    round-headed    plain-glazed    fanlight    in archivolt;   windows   blocked-up;   stone   approach   steps   with   flanking   ashlar   walls   terminating   in   pedestals surmounted   by   urns.   Venetian   doorcase   to   south   elevation,   main   house;   central   door   opening   with archivolt   with   keystone   flanked   by   square-headed   sidelights   with   Gibbs   surrounds;   painted   timber panelled   double   doors   c.   1900,   glazed   three-pane   overlight,   plain-glazed   sidelights;   stone   staircase over   basement   area,   flanked   by   giant   consoles.   Interior   with   room   off   hall   with   cross-vaulted   ceiling with   decorative   plaster   enrichments;   dentilled   cornice;   fluted   Ionic   pilasters   flanking   doorcase   with consoles,   cornice   and   overdoor   all   heavily   enriched.   Two-storey   stable   block   ranges   to   east;   hipped slate   roofs   to   north   range,   pitched   slate   roof   to   south   range,   clay   ridge   and   hip   tiles,   half-round   cast- iron   gutters   on   eaves   corbel   courses;   uncoursed   rubble   limestone   walling;   square-headed   window openings,    moulded    ashlar    surrounds    to    main    openings,    brick    dressings    to    secondary    openings; segmental-headed   carriage   openings   to   north   and   south   ranges,   ashlar   dressings;   elliptically-headed openings   to   south   range,   brick   dressings.   Situated   in   parkland,   now   in   use   as   industrial   premises, factory   complex   to   south,   approximately   three-kilometres   from   Sligo   town,   Garavogue   River   to   the west.
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Development Planning   permission   has   been   sought   for   a   €100   million   development   at   the   site   of   Hazelwood House   in   Sligo,   one   of   Ireland's   historical   former   stately   homes.   Developers   have   applied   to   Sligo County   Council   for   planning   permission   to   restore   the   Palladian-style   mansion   on   the   shores   of   the Garavogue river which was occupied by the Wynne family for almost 200 years until the 1920s.    Foresthaze   Developments   is   also   seeking   planning   permission   for   the   demolition   of   the   former Snia/Saehan   Media   factory   on   the   estate   and   for   the   construction   of   158   detached   houses,   and   54 apartments   in   four   blocks   on   the   81   acre   site.   The   developers   say   the   project   would   be   a   significant visitor   attraction   and   would   operate   under   the   stewardship   of   the   Irish   Heritage   Trust.   A   factory   was built   on   the   Hazelwood   Demesne   in   the   early   1970s   for   the   Italian   nylon   manufacturer   Snia.   The   firm's factory   closed   down   in   1982   and   the   premises   was   sold   to   Korean   company   Saehan   Media   which made   video   tapes   at   the   plant   for   15   years   until   2006.   The   property   was   sold   to   a   mainly   local consortium   in   April   2006   for   a   reported   price   tag   of   €7-€10   million.   The   new   owners,   Foresthaze Developments, lodged their application on December 18, 2007. Development Conclusion Sligo   County   Council   has   refused   planning   permission   for   a   proposed   major   development around   the   historic   Hazelwood   House   and   the   former   Saehan   Media   factory   on   the   shore   of   Lough Gill.   Foresthaze   Developments   Ltd   had   applied   for   10-year   planning   permission   for   development   that included   the   demolition   of   the   former   Saehan   Media   factory;   the   restoration   of   Hazelwood   House,   the development   of   five   retail   units,   and   the   construction   of   158   detached   houses,   54   apartments   in   four blocks,   13   berths,   a   crèche   and   two   ESB   substations/switch   rooms.   However,   on   Friday   last,   Sligo County   Council   decided   to   refuse   the   application.   A   decision   had   been   due   last   February   but   Sligo County   Council   extended   the   time   until   last   weekend   after   the   applicants   applied   for   an   extension. Meanwhile,   concern   has   been   expressed   about   the   state   of   repair   of   Hazelwood   House,   the   owners   of which   were   served   with   a   Section   59   notice   by   Sligo   County   Council   last   May,   requiring   them   to   carry out a range of remedial works, Clr.   Declan   Bree,   who   recently   tabled   a   motion   asking   what   action   had   been   taken   by   the council   to   prevent   the   protected   structure   from   becoming   endangered,   recalled   that   it   was   pointed   out at   a   May   meeting   of   councillors   that   rain   water   was   leaking   into   Hazelwood   House.   They   had   been advised   by   officials   that   a   Section   59   Order   was   served   on   the   owners   of   the   house   so   as   to   ensure they   would   take   the   necessary   measures   to   make   the   roof   watertight,   thereby   protecting   the   interior   of the   building.   Mr.   Joe   Murphy,   Senior   Executive   Officer,   Enforcement   Section,   confirmed   that   a   Section 59   Notice   was   served   on   the   owners   of   Hazelwood   House   last   May   requiring   five   different   elements   of work,   including   the   protection   and   repair   of   the   roof,   to   be   carried   out   by   the   end   of   August.   He revealed   that   an   inspection   carried   out   on   September   22   last   confirmed   that   no   works   had   been undertaken   to   address   the   issues   set   out   in   the   Section   59   notice.   Clr.   Hubert   Keaney,   who   also   tabled a   motion   seeking   an   update   on   the   matter,   said   the   Council   had   an   obligation   to   ensure   that   the   works were carried out in accordance with the Section 59 Notice served on the owners. According   to   Hazelwood Action   Group,   which   opposed   Foresthaze's   planning   application,   Sligo County   Council's   refusal   acknowledged   the   importance   of   the   Hazelwood   House   and   the   natural habitats   that   surround   it.   "The   current   enforcement   order,   1305,   to   carry   out   repairs   to   the   roof   must also be pursued," the Action Group stated
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Located in a beautiful part of Sligo County on the shoreline of enigmatic Lough Gill, with views of Ben Bulben and Knocknarea stands in its own forest Hazelwood House. It is an 18th-century Palladian style country house located in a 70 acre demesne, that once consisted of  15,000. As well as retaining it very important and high quality architectural value, the house is also significant for its  social and historical prominence.
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