Survey Data

Reg No

15000034


Rating

Regional


Categories of Special Interest

Architectural Artistic Social


Original Use

House


Historical Use

Bank/financial institution


In Use As

Office


Date

1820 - 1860


Coordinates

203681, 241339


Date Recorded

06/09/2004


Date Updated

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Description

Terraced three-bay three-storey house with commercial premises to ground floor, built c.1840, with projecting two-bay single-storey extension to the front façade. Now in use as an office. One of a pair with no.23. Double-pitched artificial slate roof with projecting eaves course and a rendered chimneystack to the north end. Rendered walls to main building. Rusticated ashlar facing to extension with Doric pilasters, cornice and flat roof hidden behind raised parapet inscribed 'National Land Bank Ltd'. Square-headed window openings with one-over-one pane timber sash windows and stone sills, triple fixed pane window to front extension. Square-headed inset doorcase with timber panelled door flanked by console brackets with acanthus decoration, plain rectangular overlight above. Low wall with ashlar limestone coping and cast-iron railings at line of party wall with adjacent property (no.23). Street-fronted.

Appraisal

An attractive middle-sized terraced building that retains much of its original fabric. The building is distinguished by the projecting ashlar limestone former bank front, which has subdued classical detailing and is of artistic merit. This extension was added to the building by the National Land Bank, c.1870. The building is an important component of the streetscape and is a monument to the commercial activity in Athlone during the mid-to-late nineteenth-century.