Survey Data

Reg No

13704015


Rating

Regional


Categories of Special Interest

Architectural Artistic


Original Use

House


In Use As

Shop/retail outlet


Date

1830 - 1850


Coordinates

304736, 307041


Date Recorded

10/08/2005


Date Updated

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Description

Attached four-bay three-storey house, built c. 1840, formerly a pair of two-bay houses. Renovated and extended to east, now with shops to ground floor. Central carriage way through building to stables at rear (east). Pitched slate roof, unpainted smooth rendered corbelled chimneystacks, uPVC gutters supported on rendered corbels. Painted smooth rendered walling, ashlar limestone walling to ground floor with banded rustication and applied Ionic pilasters supporting simple cornice; unpainted smooth rendered walling to north, south and west. Square-headed window openings to upper storeys, smooth rendered soffits and reveals, painted sills, uPVC windows. Segmental-headed openings to ground floor infilled with fixed frame display windows, limestone ashlar voussoirs. Round-headed door opening to north wall of interior of carriage way, spider web fanlight, painted timber six-panel door, side panels to east. Segmental-arched carriage arch, limestone voussoirs, metal gates. Street fronted, enclosed yard to east, stables now converted to domestic use, concrete paving to west.

Appraisal

This building is particularly notable for its fine rusticated ground floor in the Florentine Palazzo style with simple but attractively detailed applied Ionic columns, and is therefore a notable architectural feature of the streetscape. Disposition of the design around a central carriage opening gives a harmonious, balanced overall appearance and the rear site suggests that it once housed extensive stable buildings.