Survey Data

Reg No

15000161


Rating

Regional


Categories of Special Interest

Architectural Artistic


Original Use

House


In Use As

Shop/retail outlet


Date

1830 - 1850


Coordinates

203675, 241268


Date Recorded

06/09/2004


Date Updated

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Description

Terraced four-bay three-storey house, built c.1840, with shopfront added c.1910. Building renovated c.1995. Pitched natural slate roof with projecting eaves course, cast-iron rainwater goods and rendered chimneystacks to either end. Ruled-and-line rendered walls with painted quoins and plinth. Square-headed window openings with replacement windows. Square-headed doorcase to east end of main façade with a glazed timber door with overlight above. Modern traditional style shopfront incorporating timber consoles and fascia from older shopfront c.1910. Road fronted.

Appraisal

A substantial commercial premises occupying an important site at the junction of Connaught Street and Pearse Street. The irregular spacing of the openings to the eastern-most bay suggests that this building may have been extended to the east. The survival of elements of an early twentieth-century timber shopfront is a noteworthy feature and the carved timber consoles are of artistic merit. This building represents an interesting example of how large shopfronts were inserted into existing buildings in the late nineteenth and early-twentieth centuries. An important and imposing component of the streetscape.