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12 Euston Street, Greenore, County Louth
13831013
West elevation
Reg. No.13831013
Date1870 - 1875
Previous NameN/A
TownlandGREENORE
CountyCounty Louth
Coordinates322393, 310799
Categories of Special InterestARCHITECTURAL SOCIAL
RatingRegional
Original Useworker's house
In Use Ashouse
 
Description
Terraced two-bay two-storey former railway worker's house, built 1872, now in private domestic use. Single-storey extension to east. Pitched slate roof, clay ridge tiles, red brick chimneystack with yellow brick corbel course, cast-iron gutters on painted timber fascia to overhanging eaves. Squared coursed rubble limestone walling; unpainted smooth rendered walling to east. Square-headed window openings, block-and-start bull-nosed yellow brick jambs, flat-arched yellow brick lintels, granite sills, painted timber six-over-six sliding sash windows with horns; one-over-one sliding sash window and uPVC window to east. Square-headed door opening, block-and-start bull-nosed yellow brick jambs, flat-arched bull-nosed yellow brick lintel, painted timber panelled door with timber spoked half-round glazed panel, frosted-glazed overlight, limestone threshold. Fronts directly onto street, garden to east with communal laneway giving access to gardens forming eastern boundary.

Appraisal

This modest terraced house is a fine example of late-nineteenth-century worker's housing. Built for the workers of the Great Northern Railway, which was completed in 1873, the terrace is an integral part of Greenore. Their simple forms are enhanced by the attractive yellow brick window dressings, a feature of Euston Street, and they stand as a reminder of the development of Greenore as an important transit point in the late-nineteenth century.
 
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