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The Trading Post, 117 Shandon Street, Cork, Cork City
20862126
Front (east) elevation
Reg. No.20862126
Date1810 - 1830
Previous NameN/A
TownlandCORK CITY
CountyCork City
Coordinates167176, 72499
Categories of Special InterestARCHITECTURAL
RatingRegional
Original Usehouse
In Use Asshop/retail outlet
 
Description
Terraced two-bay three-storey former house, built c.1820. Now in use as commercial premises. Pitched slate roof, cast-iron rainwater goods. Painted smooth render walling, timber shopfront inserted c.1890. Square-headed window openings in moulded render surrounds, render sills, one-over-one timber sliding sash windows. Timber shopfront comprising fascia board and cornice, terminating in timber brackets. Square-headed opening with arcade of camber-headed fixed pane windows. Painted render stall riser. Camber-headed door opening to north end of shopfront, giving access to upper floors, having timber door and plain glazed overlight. Square-headed door opening to south giving access to shop premises. Street-fronted.

Appraisal

Well-maintained, this house with shopfront inserted is a characteristic Irish type and this kind of mixed residential and commercial premises has played a vital role in the local economy for many generations. The simple shopfront is unassuming but pleasing and makes a valuable contribution to the streetscape.
 
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