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Corraun House, 18 The Crescent, Limerick, Limerick City
21517116
Front Elevation
Reg. No.21517116
Date1810 - 1830
Previous NameN/A
Townland
CountyLimerick City
Coordinates157291, 156592
Categories of Special InterestARCHITECTURAL ARTISTIC
RatingRegional
Original Usehouse
In Use Asoffice
 
Description
Terraced two-bay four-storey over basement brick townhouse, built c. 1820, with a front railed basement area and a stone building to rear. M-profile artificial slate roof with a rendered chimneystack to both party walls. Red brick façade and rear elevation laid in Flemish bond with cement pointing both terminating in rebuilt parapet wall with stone coping, with a limestone plinth course at ground floor level of front elevation, above squared limestone ashlar basement wall with stone voussiors to openings. Gauged brick flat-arched window openings with rendered reveals, painted and unpainted, painted stone sills and uPVC windows throughout. Wyatt window openings and two round-arched stair hall windows to rear. Decorative cast-iron balconettes enriched by palmette detailing to first floor. Gauged brick three-centred arch door opening with inset tripartite doorcase comprising: three-quarters engaged Composite columns, and quarter pilasters supporting a stepped fluted entablature and webbed fanlight with lead enrichments above timber-panelled door flanked by original decorative sidelights with lead enrichments. Door opens onto limestone steps and platform with wrought-iron bootscraper. Five steps are flanked by replica steel railings on limestone plinth which returns to enclose basement with a steel gate and steps giving access. Glazed uPVC doors beneath steps provides access to basement. Limestone rubble single-storey former mews building to rear with steel roller door and sheet metal roof. Rear gate gives access to rear for car parking.

Appraisal

A substantial former townhouse forming part of the west side of The Crescent. Although it has lost many features this building retains its façade composition and is an important part of The Crescent's historic streetscape.
 
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