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7 Euston Street, Greenore, County Louth
13831018
West elevation
Reg. No.13831018
Date1870 - 1875
Previous NameN/A
TownlandGREENORE
CountyCounty Louth
Coordinates322384, 310833
Categories of Special InterestARCHITECTURAL SOCIAL
RatingRegional
Original Useworker's house
In Use Ashouse
 
Description
End-of-terrace two-bay two-storey former railway worker's house, built 1872, now in private domestic use. Extension east. Pitched slate roof, clay ridge tiles, granite verge coping to north, red brick chimneystack with yellow brick corbel course, terracotta pots, profiled cast-iron gutters on painted timber fascia to overhanging eaves, supported on corbels on north elevation. Squared coursed rubble limestone walling, block-and-start tooled granite quoins; smooth rendered walling to east. Square-headed window openings, block-and-start bull-nosed yellow brick jambs, flat-arched bull-nosed brick lintels, granite sills, painted timber six-over-six sliding sash windows with horns. Square-headed door opening, block-and-start bull-nosed yellow brick jambs, flat-arched bull-nosed brick lintel, limestone threshold, painted timber panelled door, tripartite plain-glazed overlight. Fronts directly onto street; squared coursed limestone boundary wall with soldier coping to north, wrought-iron pedestrian gate; garden to north and 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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