Survey Data

Reg No

12001071


Rating

Regional


Categories of Special Interest

Architectural Artistic


Original Use

House


In Use As

House


Date

1815 - 1835


Coordinates

250721, 155781


Date Recorded

17/06/2004


Date Updated

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Description

Terraced single-bay four-storey house, c.1825. Extensively renovated, c.1900, with shopfront inserted to ground floor. One of a pair. Pitched (shared) slate roof with clay ridge tiles, rendered (shared) chimney stack, and iron rainwater goods on rendered eaves. Painted rendered, ruled and lined walls with rendered channelled pier to end. Square-headed window openings in bipartite arrangement with cut-stone sills, and replacement one-over-one timber sash windows, c.1900. Shopfront, c.1900, to ground floor on a symmetrical plan with engaged Doric columns, fixed-pane timber window, glazed timber door, timber panelled door to house having overlight, and fascia having dentilated cornice. Road fronted with concrete footpath to front.

Appraisal

A well-composed middle-size house built as one of a pair (with 12001070/KK-4766-14-70) identified in the streetscape on account of the vertical emphasis of the massing: features including the 'Kilkenny Window' bipartite window openings further enhance the architectural design value of the house. An attractive Classically-detailed symmetrical shopfront exhibiting good quality craftsmanship contributes positively to the visual appeal of the site at street level: similar to a contemporary model in the adjacent site the shopfront possibly has origins in a pattern book or a design influenced by the frontages manufactured by the Kilkenny Woodworkers Company. Having been carefully maintained the house presents an early aspect with substantial quantities of the historic fabric surviving intact, thereby enhancing the positive contribution made to the historic character of the street scene.