Survey Data

Reg No

15503091


Date

1815 - 1835


County

County Wexford


Coordinates

304817, 121934


Description

Terraced three-bay three-storey house, c.1825, possibly originally three separate single-bay three-storey houses. Extensively renovated, pre-1993, with replacement shopfronts inserted to ground floor. Now in use as offices to upper floors. Pitched slate roof with clay ridge tiles, red brick Running bond chimney stack having profiled capping supporting terracotta pots, and iron rainwater goods on rendered eaves having iron ties retaining cast-iron ogee hopper and downpipe. Rendered, ruled and lined walls with rendered quoins to end, and cast-iron tie plates to upper floors. Square-headed window openings with some in bipartite arrangement to first floor having cut-stone sills, and one-over-one timber sash windows having one two-over-two timber sash window to centre first floor. Pair of timber shopfronts, pre-1993, to ground floor with pilasters (some paired) on plinths, fixed-pane display windows, glazed timber double doors, fascias having consoles, and moulded cornices. Square-headed door opening in tiled frontispiece, pre-1993, with glazed timber double doors having sidelights, and panelled fascia over. Street fronted with cobbled footpath to front.

Appraisal

A substantial range possibly originally intended as three separate houses, but at one time serving as the townhouse of the Tottenham family identified in the streetscape by attributes including disproportionate bias of solid to void in the massing, the uniform or near-uniform proportions on each floor, the elegant bipartite arrangement to some openings, and so on. Although subject to a number of alteration works carried out in the course of adapting the site to an alternative use, the elementary composition characteristics survive largely intact together with much of the historic fabric, thereby upholding the positive contribution made to the aesthetic appeal or character of a diverse street scene.