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Cumberland Terrace, Emmet Street, Birr, County Offaly
14819039
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Reg. No.14819039
Date1860 - 1865
Previous NameN/A
TownlandTOWNPARKS (BB. BY.)
CountyCounty Offaly
Coordinates206124, 205269
Categories of Special InterestARCHITECTURAL
RatingRegional
Original Usehouse
In Use Ashouse
Additional Usebathhouse
 
Description
Semi-detached three-bay two-storey over basement house, built in 1861, with shared integral carriage arch to centre, return and extension to rear. Set back from road. Hipped slate roof with rendered chimneystacks and cast-iron rainwater goods. Smooth rendered façade with roughcast render to gable-end and rear. Plaque above integral carriage arch reads: 'Cumberland Terrace 1861'. Timber sash windows with tooled limestone sills. Segmental-headed windows to basement. Timber panelled door flanked by pilasters with console brackets supporting fanlight set in rendered segmental-headed surround. Door approached by limestone steps. Timber battened door to carriage arch. Roughcast-rendered outbuilding to rear with corrugated iron roof. Former wash house to rear. Site bounded to street by decorative cast-iron railings on rendered plinth with stone coping.

Appraisal

This house, forming a strong group with its neighbour, remains largely intact. The decorative console brackets to the door and finely executed front railings make this an attractive building. The carriage arch, allowing access to the rear is also a notable feature. A chamfered edge to the rear of the building enabled carriages to pass freely. The intact wash house to the rear is a good remaining example of traditional ancillary domestic structures.
 
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