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Mitchell's Car Accessories, 29 Capel Street, Dublin 1, Dublin City
50010429
Front (west) elevation
Reg. No.50010429
Date1770 - 1790
Previous NameN/A
Townland
CountyDublin City
Coordinates315370, 234434
Categories of Special InterestARCHITECTURAL
RatingRegional
Original Usehouse
In Use Asshop/retail outlet
 
Description
Terraced two-bay four-storey house, built c.1780, as one of pair, now in commercial use. Hipped slate roof set perpendicular to street with brick chimneystacks to north party wall having clay pots. Roof hidden behind parapet wall with granite coping and shared lead hopper and downpipe breaking through to south end. Yellow brick walls laid in Flemish bond with partial rusticated render quoins to north corner. Gauged brick flat-arch window openings with patent rendered reveals, granite sills and replacement timber windows. Recent timber shopfront to ground floor.

Appraisal

Capel Street was laid out in the late seventeenth century to connect Essex Bridge (now Grattan Bridge) to North Circular Road. The street was one of the city's primary commercial thoroughfares and retains no original facades from the seventeenth century. This pair of buildings are of an asymmetrical design and express the late eighteenth-century grandeur that shared the street with more modest building types. Although the building has had most external fabric replaced, the overall composition and scale remains intact and adds to the rhythmic parapet height and varied scale of the streetscape.
 
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