Survey Data

Reg No

16301199


Date

1865 - 1885


Townland

BRAY


County

County Wicklow


Coordinates

326772, 218719


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 recently applied unpainted lined render with moulded quoins, string courses and a parapet with projecting eaves course, whilst the bay has Giant order pilasters and a pediment-like gable. The hipped roof, which is largely hidden behind the parapet, is covered in slate and has shared rendered chimneystacks with pronounced corbelling. The entrance is set within the bay and consists of a panelled timber door with leaded sidelights, timber jambs with decorative brackets, and a plain semi-circular fanlight. It is reached via a flight of stone steps with plain balustrade. The steps are separated from those of the neighbouring house by a hedge, though the buildings have a shared threshold. The windows are flat-headed, and have replacement uPVC frames. The building faces onto a street, but is separated from it by a relatively large garden, enclosed by decorative cast-iron railings and a matching gate.

Appraisal

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