Survey Data

Reg No

13705005


Rating

Regional


Categories of Special Interest

Architectural Artistic


Original Use

House


In Use As

Shop/retail outlet


Date

1860 - 1880


Coordinates

304880, 307282


Date Recorded

25/07/2005


Date Updated

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Description

Terraced three-bay three-storey house, built c. 1870, with integral carriage arch. Now also in commercial use. Pitched slate roof, clay ridge tiles, unpainted smooth rendered corbelled chimneystack, moulded cast-iron gutters on eaves corbel course. Painted smooth rendered walling, moulded render sill courses. Square-headed window openings, painted render architraves, decorative moulded lugged-and-kneed render surrounds, render corbels to sills, aluminium casement windows; round-headed window opening over carriage arch, moulded render surround with Tuscan pilasters supporting stepped archivolt with prominent keystone detail. Segmental-headed carriage opening to ground floor east bearing raised render lettering "Livery Stables" to archivolt with horses head motif at apex, giving access to rear of site, pair of wrought-iron gates. Painted timber shopfront, fluted pilasters, projecting sign fascia, display window on brick and marble stallrisers, square-headed door opening, painted timber panelled door. Street fronted, concrete paving to north, one of a group of six built as one terrace.

Appraisal

With its carriage opening and round-headed window opening above forming a strong vertical emphasis, this building is the central focus to a formally planned group of six which stand out within the streetscape for their attractive use of render detailing. The inscription "Livery Stables" is a feature of particular note recalling a building and a business to the rear of this site which appear to no longer exist. A good example of nineteenth-century architectural development in Irish towns.