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Bishop's Gate Street, Mullingar, County Westmeath
15310175
View from the north.
Reg. No.15310175
Date1860 - 1880
Previous NameN/A
TownlandMULLINGAR
CountyCounty Westmeath
Coordinates243544, 253091
Categories of Special InterestARCHITECTURAL
RatingRegional
Original Usehouse
In Use Ashouse
 
Description
Detached three-bay two-storey house, built c.1870. Pitched slate roof having a moulded red brick eaves cornice and with red brick chimneystacks to either gable end (east and west). Constructed of red brick over smooth rendered plinth with raised rendered quoins to either end. Segmental-headed window openings with shouldered rendered surrounds and replacement windows. Round-headed doorway to the east end of the front façade having rendered architrave, timber panelled door, plain glass overlight and carved timber brackets supporting moulded timber cornice over.

Appraisal

A simple but pleasantly-detailed small-scale mid-to-late nineteenth-century house, which retains much of its early character and form. The rendered detailing to the openings adds interest to the front façade and creates an appealing contrast with the red brick construction. The survival of a good quality timber doorcase is a notable feature, adding interest to the front facade. The loss of the early window fittings, although regrettable, fails to detract substantially from the visual expression of this house. This building adds attractive incident to the south side of Bishop's Gate Street and is an addition to the streetscape.
 
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