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University College Cork, Wise's Quay, Cork City, Cork City
20500784
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Reg. No.20500784
Date1790 - 1810
Previous NameN/A
TownlandCORK CITY
CountyCork City
Coordinates166743, 72084
Categories of Special InterestARCHITECTURAL ARTISTIC
RatingRegional
In Use Asuniversity
 
Description
Detached five-bay three-storey former house, built c. 1800, now in use as university building. Hipped slate roof with rendered parapet having moulded cornice. Rendered walls. Segmental-arched window openings with timber sliding sash windows, and having tripartite timber sliding sash windows to south elevation. Round-headed door opening with timber panelled door and sidelights, flanked by engaged Ionic pilasters, having fanlight and moulded archivolt above. Wrought-iron arch with lamp bracket leading to front door. Cast-iron railings to site. Retaining interior features.

Appraisal

This former house occupies a dominant position in the city and closes the vista at the west end of the North Mall. Built at the beginning of the eighteenth century, this house is representative of late Georgian domestic architecture in Ireland. The house was built by the Wise family, who established the North Mall Distillery. The building retains interesting features and materials, such as the timber sliding sash windows, wrought-iron lamp bracket arch, and interior fittings. The North Mall Distillery which was founded in 1779, was later renamed Cork Distilleries and remains partly in use as a distillery related complex.
 
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