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Walsh's Pharmacy, 123 Shandon Road, Blackpool, Cork City
20862064
Front (east) elevation
Reg. No.20862064
Date1730 - 1770
Previous NameN/A
TownlandCORK CITY
CountyCork City
Coordinates167187, 72530
Categories of Special InterestARCHITECTURAL SOCIAL
RatingRegional
Original Usehouse
In Use Asshop/retail outlet
 
Description
Corner-sited three-bay three-storey house, built c.1750, with shopfront inserted at ground floor level. Built as a pair with the adjoining house. Steeply pitched artificial slate roof with rooflights and metal rainwater goods. Smooth rendered walls. Camber-headed window openings having moulded render window head detailing, stone sills and two-over-two timber sliding sash windows. Render shopfront comprising fluted pilasters with recent timber capitals supporting fascia board and cornice. Square-headed window openings with fixed pane display windows. Square-headed door opening to centre flanked by fluted pilasters with plain glazed overlight and timber and glazed door. Street-fronted.

Appraisal

This building occupies a prominent corner site and its broad street frontage contributes to the streetscape of both Shandon Street and Cathedral Road. Its steeply pitched roof is suggestive of an early date, and together with the adjoining building, is a significant early structure in this historic street. Shandon Street was traditionally a main thoroughfare linking the city with the rural hinterland to the north. Its position, scale and steeply pitched roof make it a formidable presence in the urban landscape.
 
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