Survey Data

Reg No

16301195


Date

1865 - 1885


Townland

BRAY


County

County Wicklow


Coordinates

326735, 218713


Description

Terraced three-bay two-storey over basement house, built c.1875 as part of a relatively uniform but non identical row of thirteen, constructed in stages from c.1870. The asymmetrical front elevation shares a projecting full-height gabled bay with the neighbouring house to the east, with the combined properties forming a symmetrical 'palace front'. The façade is finished in unpainted lined render with moulded quoins, string courses, moulded surrounds to some of the openings, and a parapet with projecting bracketed eaves course. The gable of the shared bay is arranged as a pediment, with brackets similar to the eaves course, and a decorative moulding to the tympanum. The hipped roof, which is largely hidden behind the parapet, is covered in artificial slate and has shared rendered chimneystacks with pronounced corbelling. The entrance is set within the bay and consists of a panelled timber door with sidelights, timber jambs with decorative brackets, and a plain semi-circular fanlight. It is reached via a flight of stone steps with decorative balustrade and a square end pier. The steps are separated from those of the neighbouring house by cast-iron railings. The windows are a mixture of flat and segmental-headed, and have one over one timber sash frames. Cast-iron rainwater goods. The building faces onto a street, but is separated from it by a relatively large garden, enclosed by a rendered wall with decorative cast-iron railings and gate.

Appraisal

Relatively grand, Victorian terraced house, which forms a part of one of Bray's most complete and most impressive 19th-century groupings.