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Waterfront (The), Strand Street, Gallwey's Hill, Tramore, County Waterford
22816091
Representative view of hotel.
Reg. No.22816091
Date1860 - 1880
Previous NameN/A
TownlandTRAMORE WEST
CountyCounty Waterford
Coordinates258166, 101173
Categories of Special InterestARCHITECTURAL
RatingRegional
Original Usehotel
In Use Ashotel
 
Description
End-of-terrace three-bay three-storey hotel, c.1870, on a corner site retaining some original fenestration with two-bay three-storey side elevation to north-west. Renovated and part refenestrated, c.1995, with replacement frontage inserted to ground floor. Roof not visible behind parapet. Painted rendered walls with channelling to ground floor, rendered piers to corners, moulded rendered cornice, and rendered parapet having moulded rendered coping extending into semi-circular panel to centre containing clock face. Square-headed window openings with rendered sills. 1/1 timber sash windows with some replacement uPVC casement windows, c.1995. Replacement frontage, c.1995, to ground floor with square-headed door openings having inscribed surrounds and glazed timber panelled doors, square-headed window openings having inscribed surrounds and 6/6 timber sash windows, and fascia over incorporating curvilinear panel with dentilated detailing. Road fronted on a corner site with concrete footpath to front.

Appraisal

Occupying an important corner site, this hotel is of initial interest attesting to the development of Tramore as a Victorian seaside resort in the mid to late nineteenth century. A well-proportioned and finely-detailed substantial building, much of the original form and fabric remains intact, although the replacement frontage to the ground floor has interrupted the balanced appearance of the composition. Later additions to rear (south-west) of the site (not included in record) are of little architectural distinction, and do not contribute positively to the appearance of the site.
 
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