|Castlelishen (Castlelishon) Tower House/Castle|
Castlelishen Tower House, Co. Cork
Dimensions: Rectangular tower 15.2m E-W, 9.3m N-S. Currently 3 stories tall but was originally higher.
The ground floor chamber is 6.5m E-W and 4.8m N-S which is lit by a double-splayed lintelled slit windows in the west and south walls
The mural stair rises to the 1st-floor level and continues from there as spiral stairs.
The 1st floor chamber has a much damaged east wall and a breach at its southeast corner. This chamber is lit by slit windows in the east and west walls. At the east end of the south wall there is the west side of a recess that may have been a mural chamber with a garderobe. A pointed-arch door at the west end of the north wall leads to a vaulted mural chamber over the doorway.
The first floor chamber has a vaulted ceiling (long axis is east-west). Little survives above this vaulted ceiling except for a slender piece of the north wall which rises one more story.
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