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Hobson House/Ladbrokes, 18 Lombard Street, Waterford, County Waterford
Representative view of house.
Reg. No.22504150
Date1780 - 1800
Previous NameN/A
CountyCounty Waterford
Coordinates261153, 112319
Additional Useshop/retail outlet
Terraced two-bay four-storey house, c.1790. Renovated, c.1890, with shopfront inserted to ground floor. Refenestrated, c.1990. One of a terrace of five. Pitched slate roof with clay ridge tiles, rendered chimney stack, and cast-iron rainwater goods on rendered eaves. Painted rendered, ruled and lined walls with shared rendered channelled pier. Wall-mounted cast-iron plaque, c.1990. Square-headed window openings with stone sills. Replacement uPVC casement windows, c.1990. Round-headed door opening with rendered surround, replacement glazed timber panelled door, c.1990, and overlight. Timber shopfront, c.1890, to ground floor with panelled pilasters, fixed-pane timber display window, replacement glazed timber panelled door, c.1990, with sidelight, and timber fascia over on moulded consoles with moulded cornice. Road fronted with concrete brick cobbled footpath to front.


An attractive, substantial house of balanced proportions, which retains its original form, although the external appearance is not enhanced by the inappropriate replacement fittings to the openings. The house is of significance for its associations with William Hobson (1793 - 1842), first Governor of New Zealand. The shopfront to ground floor has been reasonably well maintained and is of artistic design merit. The house, together with the remainder of the terrace (including 22504151/WD-5632-22-153), is an important component of Lombard Street, contributing to the formal quality of the streetscape.
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