Survey Data

Reg No

16301224


Rating

Regional


Categories of Special Interest

Architectural


Original Use

House


In Use As

Shop/retail outlet


Date

1860 - 1865


Coordinates

326590, 218764


Date Recorded

25/06/2003


Date Updated

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Description

Terraced three-bay three-storey former house, built in 1863 as one of an (originally) uniform row of twelve, now is use as a shop. The façade is finished in painted render with moulded panels, pilasters, string courses, window surrounds, and a parapet with eaves cornice. The roof is hidden behind the parapet and has a brick chimneystack. The ground floor level is completely taken up with a large timber shopfront of c.1995, whilst to the first floor there is a large full-width late Edwardian-looking window which incorporates a central bay with curved glass edges. The window is filled with mirrored glazing. The remaining second floor windows are flat-headed and have two over two timber sash frames. Cast-iron rainwater goods. The building has a street frontage, the original front garden having been paved over.

Appraisal

Quinsborough Road is undoubtedly the most architecturally impressive of Bray's main thoroughfares, largely due to its three grand late 1850s / early 1860s terraces. Of the three this is the most altered, all bar two of the properties having been given over to commercial use, with many unsympathetic shopfronts inserted and front gardens lost; however the Regency style grandeur of the row is still evident and the terrace continues to make an important contribution to the streetscape. This particular property has probably witnessed the greatest amount of alteration of the whole group, possibly having been converted to commercial use as early as c.1910. The Edwardian first floor window, though wholly out of style with its surroundings, is impressive.