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O'Hara's Dental Practice, 4 Shandon Street, Cork, Cork City
20862077
Front (west) elevation
Reg. No.20862077
Date1730 - 1770
Previous NameN/A
TownlandCORK CITY
CountyCork City
Coordinates167208, 72514
Categories of Special InterestARCHITECTURAL
RatingRegional
Original Usehouse
In Use Assurgery/clinic
 
Description
Terraced three-bay two-storey former house, built c.1750, with gabled half-dormer. Now in use as dental surgery. One of a group of three of similar date. Pitched slate roof with central rendered chimneystack moulded render verge coping and replacement aluminium rainwater goods. Smooth rendered walls with render string course. Square-headed window openings in moulded render surrounds to upper floors with render sills and replacement aluminium windows. Elliptical-headed window openings to ground floor of recent insertion. Elliptical-headed door opening with replacement timber and glazed door. Street-fronted.

Appraisal

The retention of the gabled front and cross-plan roof makes this house, along with the neighbouring 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. 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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