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2 Bishop's Gate Street, Mullingar, County Westmeath
15310165
View from the south.
Reg. No.15310165
Date1880 - 1890
Previous NameN/A
TownlandMULLINGAR
CountyCounty Westmeath
Coordinates243491, 253100
Categories of Special InterestARCHITECTURAL ARTISTIC
RatingRegional
Original Usehouse
In Use Ashouse
 
Description
Semi-detached two-bay two-storey house, built c.1885. One of a pair with the building adjacent to the east (15310164). Pitched slate roof having a moulded brick eaves course and a shared rendered chimneystack to the east end. Constructed of red brick with blue brick string courses and sill courses. Shallow segmental-headed window openings having one-over-one pane timber sliding sash windows. Round-headed doorway to the west end of the front façade (south) having a glazed timber panelled door and a plain glass overlight. Door flanked by timber pilasters having carved timber console brackets supporting moulded timber lintel over. Set back from road in own grounds to the north side of Bishop's Gate Street. Plinth wall with decorative cast-iron railings over and a matching cast-iron gate to the road-frontage.

Appraisal

A good quality and prominently-sited late nineteenth-century town house, which retains its early form, character and much of its early fabric. Its style and treatment are typical of the date of construction. The red brick façade with blue brick banding makes for a colourful addition to Bishop's Gate Street and it forms part of an appealing pair of buildings with its neighbour to the east (15310164). The good quality cast-iron gates and railings create attractive incident along the streetscape to the north of Mullingar Town centre and it adds to the setting of the cathedral to the north.
 
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