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111 Shandon Street, Cork, Cork City
20862071
Front (east) elevation
Reg. No.20862071
Date1770 - 1790
Previous NameN/A
TownlandCORK CITY
CountyCork City
Coordinates167161, 72465
Categories of Special InterestARCHITECTURAL ARTISTIC
RatingRegional
Original Usehouse
In Use Asshop/retail outlet
 
Description
One of a pair of attached two-bay three-storey gable-fronted house, built c.1780, with shopfront inserted at ground floor level c.1880. Pitched slate roofs on T-plan with central chimneystack, moulded render verge coping and cast-iron rainwater goods. Smooth rendered walls. Square-headed window openings in moulded render surrounds with render sills and replacement casement windows. Shopfront to ground floor comprising slender pilasters supporting timber fascia board and cornice terminating in scroll brackets. Square-headed display windows having render sills and aluminium shutters. Square-headed door opening with plain glazed overlight and replacement door. Street-fronted.

Appraisal

The retention of the gabled front makes this house, along with its neighbour, a fascinating reminder an architectural design that was fashionable in the eighteenth century. Houses of this style were largely remodelled in the intervening centuries, making this pair particularly significant. The steeply pitched roofs is also a notable feature of this period. Shandon Street was traditionally a main thoroughfare linking the city with the rural hinterland to the north, and retains many historic buildings of interest. The variety of architectural styles seen in this street help to create its unique character.
 
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