Survey Data

Reg No

16301020


Date

1860 - 1880


Townland

BRAY


County

County Wicklow


Coordinates

327211, 218277


Description

End-of-terrace three-bay three-storey over basement house, built c.1870. The building is finished in lined and painted render. The raised ground floor is reached by a pair of sweeping stairs with wrought-iron railings; these rise to a shared entrance platform which serves both this and the adjoining house. The door has semi-circular headed sidelights and is set within a semi-circular headed opening; these are framed with panelled pilasters which support the moulded archivolts. Window openings are flat-headed with one over one uPVC frames. To first floor is a canted oriel window with a panelled base. The pitched roof is finished in slate with cast-iron rainwater goods; chimneystacks are rendered and have corbelled caps and clay pots. The houses are set back from the promenade behind wrought-iron railings.

Appraisal

Somewhat austere, but with much site presence, this house is part of a four group terrace which makes a valuable contribution the Bray's sea front. Despite many replacement windows has retained much of its original character.