Survey Data

Reg No

16301110


Rating

Regional


Categories of Special Interest

Architectural


Original Use

House


In Use As

House


Date

1855 - 1860


Coordinates

327082, 218598


Date Recorded

01/07/2003


Date Updated

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Description

End-of-terrace two-bay two-storey over basement house, one of a largely identical row of twelve built in 1859, now in use as a house and a restaurant. To the front elevation there is a full-height hipped roof canted bay, whilst to the rear there is a two-storey return. The façade is finished in painted render, with 'hood' mouldings to some of the windows to the north elevation. There is a c.1990s awning above the basement level to the front and north elevations. The hipped roof is covered in artificial slate and has a slight overhang and rendered chimneystacks. The high level entrance consists of a partly glazed replacement timber door, jambs with decorative brackets, and a rectangular fanlight; it is reached via a long flight of stone steps with decorative wrought-iron railings. The steps abut those of the neighbouring property. The windows are flat-headed and have replacement uPVC frames and painted stone sills. One of the windows to the basement level of the canted bay has been made into a doorway. Cast-iron rainwater goods. The house faces out onto a seafront road, but is separated from it by a tarmaced forecourt.

Appraisal

Though somewhat altered in recent years with the part conversion to a restaurant and the inclusion of uPVC window frames, this residence belongs of one of Bray's earliest and most complete seafront terraces. It therefore remains of considerable importance in terms of local heritage and also makes a positive contribution to the streetscape.