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5 Shandon Street, Cork, Cork City
Front (west) elevation
Reg. No.20862076
Date1730 - 1770
Previous NameN/A
CountyCork City
Coordinates167205, 72507
Categories of Special InterestARCHITECTURAL
Original Usehouse
Terraced three-bay two-storey house, built c.1750, with centrally-placed gabled half-dormer. One of a group of three of similar date. Not currently in use. Pitched slate roofs on cruciform plan with central rendered chimneystack, moulded render verge coping to half-dormer and cast-iron rainwater goods. Roughcast rendered walls. Square-headed window openings with stone sills, windows now blocked up. Square-headed door openings, to front (west) elevation flanked by engaged pilasters, now blocked up. Street-fronted.


The retention of the gabled front and cross-plan roof makes this house, along with the flanking pair, 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 group particularly significant. The steeply pitched roofs and substantial chimneystacks are also notable features 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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