Survey Data

Reg No

15502020


Date

1700 - 1840


County

County Wexford


Coordinates

304796, 121991


Description

Attached three-bay four-storey house, extant 1840, on a rectangular plan with shopfront to ground floor. Renovated, ----. Replacement pitched artificial slate roof with ridge tiles, and uPVC rainwater goods on rendered red brick header bond eaves. Red brick Flemish bond wall to front (south) elevation; rendered surface finish (remainder). Shopfront to ground floor on a symmetrical plan. Square-headed window openings with cut-granite sills, and red brick voussoirs framing replacement uPVC casement windows replacing six-over-six or three-over-six (top floor) timber sash windows. Street fronted.

Appraisal

A house representing an integral component of the built heritage of Wexford with the architectural value of the composition suggested by such attributes as the compact rectilinear plan form; the diminishing in scale of the openings on each floor producing a graduated visual impression; and the high pitched roofline. Having been well maintained, the elementary form and massing survive intact together with quantities of the original fabric: however, the introduction of replacement fittings to most of the openings has not had a beneficial impact on the character or integrity of a house forming part of a self-contained group alongside an adjoining commercial building (see 15503094) with the resulting ensemble making a pleasing visual statement in a narrow street colloquially known as "The Gut".