Spire of Loyd

Spire of Loyd (HMI5R)

Location: Andrews, Meath 29510 Meath
Country: Ireland
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N 53° 43.988', W 6° 54.294'

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Kells Heritage Trail

The tower, a mock lighthouse, was erected in 1791 by the First Earl of Bective in memory of his father Sir Thomas Taylor. The architect was Henry Baker who completed the design of the Kings Inns in Dublin after Gandon. The tower has an internal spiral stone staircase and was used in the 19th century to view the horseracing and the hunt.

A section of land adjoining the tower was given to the Kells Union Workhouse in 1851 to be used as a paupers' graveyard. A famine road existed between the paupers' graveyard and the workhouse which was situated to the west of the Fair Green.
HM NumberHMI5R
Placed ByMeath Tourism
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Date Added Tuesday, October 7th, 2014 at 1:58am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)29U E 638200 N 5955868
Decimal Degrees53.73313333, -6.90490000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 53° 43.988', W 6° 54.294'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds53° 43' 59.28" N, 6° 54' 17.64" W
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Area Code(s)843
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 3124-3168 R163, Andrews Meath 29510, IE
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