Survey Data

Reg No

13705075


Rating

Regional


Categories of Special Interest

Architectural, Artistic


Original Use

House


In Use As

Office


Date

1780 - 1820


Coordinates

305230, 307341


Date Recorded

01/08/2005


Date Updated

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Description

Detached two-bay three-storey over basement former house, built c. 1800, now in commercial use. Return to south-west. Pitched slate roofs, clay ridge tiles, red brick corbelled chimneystacks, stepped with banding to east gable, half-circular cast-iron gutters on moulded render eaves course, circular cast-iron and uPVC downpipes. Painted smooth rendered walling, channelled render to ground floor with string course and frieze, ruled-and-lined render to first and second floors with channelled quoins and frieze, unpainted to basement. Square-headed window openings, tooled limestone sills, ground floor window with prominent bracketed keystone and painted timber eight-over-eight sliding sash window, first and second floors with moulded architraves, first floor with six-over-six sliding sash windows, second floor with three-over-three, some uPVC windows to west and south elevations. Round-headed door opening flanked by painted stone engaged Doric columns supporting bracketed canopy with cast-iron supports to wall, petal fanlight, large decorative keystone to arch, replacement painted timber door, c. 2005, accessed by limestone steps. Corner-sited, set back from street, concrete ramp and path to front site, smooth rendered wall surmounted by railings.

Appraisal

Kilgar House is an attractive Georgian house which is situated on the busy thoroughfare of Jocelyn Street, to the west of Dundalk's Presbyterian church. The structure, with its variations of render detailing to the fa├žade, is enlivened by the retention of original sliding sash windows as well as the attractive entrance with decorative petal fanlight and unusual canopy. This building makes a positive contribution to the streetscape and to the architectural heritage of Dundalk.