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10 Synnott Place, Dublin 7, Dublin City
50060285
Representative, front elevation
Reg. No.50060285
Date1800 - 1820
Previous NameN/A
Townland
CountyDublin City
Coordinates315698, 235743
Categories of Special InterestARCHITECTURAL ARTISTIC
RatingRegional
Original Usehouse
In Use Asapartment/flat (converted)
 
Description
Terraced three-storey former house over basement, built c.1810, having three-bay ground floor and basement and two-bay upper floors. Now in use as flats. Single-span pitched artificial slate roof, hipped to front (south) and gabled to rear, hidden behind brick parapet with granite coping. Rendered brick chimneystack with yellow clay pots to front and brick angled chimneystack abutting rear elevation. Brown brick walls laid in Flemish bond with granite plinth over cement rendered walls to basement. Square-headed windows openings with brick voussoirs, rendered reveals, granite sills and replacement three-over-three and six-over-six pane timber sliding sash windows. Round-headed opening with brick voussoirs, panelled timber door, panelled pilasters supporting anthemion impressed cornice and frieze and cobweb fanlight in coved surround. Replacement granite platform with cast-iron bootscrape and wrought-iron railings on cement rendered plinth to east. Replacement mild steel railings and replacement granite plinth to basement area.

Appraisal

Synnott Place was part of the residential development undertaken by Gardiner family in the northeastern sector of the city. It retains a terrace of fine three-storey and four-storey houses over basements, forming a pocket of grand architectural character at the edge of the city. It was part of a scheme of streets leading to a proposed circus on the site of the present Mater Hospital. The street was laid out in the 1790s as the westward continuation of Gardiner Street and the houses are typically Georgian in character, although some later infill is evident. The façade of No.10 is classically restrained with ornamentation limited to an elaborate doorcase with panelled pilasters with elegant leaded fanlight. The unusual brick angled chimneystack is a common feature in the area around Dorset Street.
 
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