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1-6 Wellesley Terrace, Wellington Road, Cork, Cork City
South elevation from south-east
Reg. No.20863031
Date1870 - 1890
Previous NameN/A
CountyCork City
Coordinates168170, 72450
Original Usehouse
In Use Ashouse
Additional Useapartment/flat (converted)
Terrace of six three-bay three-storey houses, built c.1880, with returns to rear and later dormer windows added. Some now converted to apartments. Roof hidden by parapet wall with overhanging cornice with dentils course supported on paired modillions. Smooth-rendered chimneystacks, cast-iron and uPVC rainwater goods. Smooth-rendered walls with raised plinth, moulded render cornice to ground floor supported on modillions, continuous sill course to second floor and eaves course with paired rosettes beneath. Segmental-headed window openings with moulded render surrounds incorporating keystones and knees flanking aprons to first and second floor windows, one-over-one timber sash windows, stone sills to ground floor. Advanced entrance bay to ground floor with round-headed door openings having moulded render archivolts incorporating keystones, pilasters flanking door opening having timber panelled doors and clear glass fanlights. Limestone steps or thresholds. Terrace situated on south-facing slope with gardens to south (front) separated by road and bounded by brick English garden wall bonded wall with cast-iron railings and square-profile brick gate piers with cast-iron gate.


Wellesley Terrace is one of three distinct terraces which form a particularly interesting group in the St Luke's area. The use of skilfully-executed render embellishments together with the retention of a significant amount of original fabric are of particular note. The separation of the gardens from the houses is noteworthy, and is characteristic of several terraces in the area. The cast-iron railings add further artistic interest to the terrace. One of the houses was the home of the renowned Cork sculptor Seamus Murphy.
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