Survey Data

Reg No

16301205


Date

1865 - 1875


Townland

BRAY


County

County Wicklow


Coordinates

326826, 218729


Description

Terraced three-bay two-storey over basement house, built in 1870 as part of a relatively uniform but non identical row of thirteen, constructed in stages up to c.1875. 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 painted plain and rusticated render with string courses, and a parapet with projecting eaves course, whilst the bay has 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, jambs with decorative brackets, and a semi-circular fanlight with decorative 'tracery' set behind the glass. It is reached via a flight of stone steps with decorative cast-iron railings. The windows are flat-headed, and have replacement timber frames. Cast-iron rainwater goods. 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.