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M. Burke, 74 Main Street, Cashel, Tipperary South
22105034
View from south-west.
Reg. No.22105034
Date1850 - 1870
Previous NameN/A
TownlandCASHEL
CountyTipperary South
Coordinates207633, 140562
Categories of Special InterestARCHITECTURAL ARTISTIC
RatingRegional
Original Usehouse
In Use Asshop/retail outlet
 
Description
Terraced five-bay three-storey house, built c.1860, originally comprising three-bay house and lower two-bay house, now in use as shop and having render shopfront to ground floor. Pitched slate roofs with rendered chimneystacks, cast-iron rainwater goods and render eaves course. Rendered walls with square-headed openings and painted stone sills. Timber sliding sash windows, except for replacement uPVC windows of second floor of lower block, six-over-six pane to higher block and paired four-over-four pane to first floor of lower block. Shopfront comprising panelled render pilasters to ends of façade and flanking doorway to upper floors, render fascia with raised lettering and cornice, square-headed plate glass display windows having coloured glass over-lights. Recessed shop entrance with square-headed timber panelled door with coloured glass over-light and tiled threshold. Square-headed door to upper floors with timber panelled door with coloured glass over-light.

Appraisal

The regular but varied forms of the two blocks, as well as their size and scale, makes this building a notable part of the streetscape. The façade is enlivened by the fine rendered shopfront with coloured glass and recessed entrance. This house and shop terminates a particularly intact and rare example of a typical, traditional, small-town streetscape, and complements the adjoining forecourt of the former bishop’s palace.
 
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