Survey Data

Reg No

15502122


Rating

Regional


Categories of Special Interest

Architectural Historical Social


Original Use

House


Historical Use

Hospital/infirmary


In Use As

House


Date

1700 - 1840


Coordinates

304221, 121991


Date Recorded

06/07/2005


Date Updated

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Description

Attached three-bay two-storey house with half-dormer attic, extant 1840, on a T-shaped plan centred on single-bay single-storey gabled projecting porch to ground floor. Subdivided, pre-1903, producing present composition. Reroofed, ----. Replacement pitched artificial slate roof; pitched (gabled) slate roof (porch), ridge tiles, rendered red brick Running bond chimney stack having rendered capping supporting terracotta or yellow terracotta pots, quatrefoil-perforated timber bargeboards to gable (porch) with timber finial to apex, and cast-iron rainwater goods on timber eaves boards on red brick header bond eaves. Lime rendered or roughcast walls (east). Square-headed window opening (porch) with cut-granite sill, and concealed dressings framing four-over-four timber sash window. Square-headed window openings with cut-granite sills, and concealed dressings framing six-over-six or three-over-three (half-dormer attic) timber sash windows having part exposed sash boxes. Set back from line of street with "Fleur-de-Lys"-detailed wrought iron railings to perimeter.

Appraisal

A house representing an integral component of the domestic built heritage of Wexford with the architectural value of the composition suggested by such attributes as the compact plan form centred on a later porch; the diminishing in scale of the openings on each floor producing a graduated visual impression; and the high pitched roofline. NOTE: Allegedly a "lying-in [maternity] hospital" in the nineteenth century (Kehoe 1985, 10).