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444 North Circular Road, Dorset Street Lower, Dublin 7, Dublin City
View from southwest
Reg. No.50060628
Date1880 - 1900
Previous NameN/A
CountyDublin City
Coordinates315785, 235778
Categories of Special InterestARCHITECTURAL
Original Usehouse
In Use Asapartment/flat (converted)
Additional Useshop/retail outlet
Corner-sited end-of-terrace three-bay three-storey former house, built c.1890, with replacement shopfront of vacant shop to ground floor. Now in use as flats. Hipped tiled roof with terracotta ridge tiles, brick chimneystack with clay chimney pots, and replacement asbestos downpipe to side elevation. Roof set behind parapet wall with granite coping. Red brick facade and side elevation, laid in Flemish bond, with brick quoins to corner. Ovolo-moulded brick cornice course below coping of parapet. Segmental-arch window openings to facade with ovolo-moulded brick reveals and soffits, granite sills and replacement uPVC windows. Replacement tiled shopfront, now painted, to ground floor, with tongue-and-groove panelled fascia, and aluminium display window and glazed doors. Steel roller shutters. Square-headed door opening serving upper floors, having replacement timber sheet door and plain over-light. Cast-iron and printed metal road name signs mounted to first floors.


This corner house is one of group of three terraced dwellings with shopfronts to the ground floor. They form a block at the southern corner of the North Circular Road and Dorset Street Lower, making a significant impression on the streetscape. The houses follow the composition of earlier terraced houses of the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries in the area, but their machine-cut bricks and segmental-arch window openings give them a later architectural character.
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