Categories of Special Interest
In Use As
1860 - 1865
End-of-terrace three-bay three-storey over basement house, built in 1861 as one of a planned row of twelve. To the west elevation of the building there is a large full-width, single-storey over basement, entrance projection. The façade is finished in unpainted lined render with moulded quoins and decorative moulded surrounds to many of the openings, as well as moulded pilasters, first floor sill course, and parapet with projecting eaves course. The slated hipped roof, which is largely obscured from view behind a parapet, has rendered chimneystacks with corbelling. The parapet to the west elevation has a centrally positioned pediment. The roof of the single-storey projection is totally obscured from view behind its own more decorative pierced parapet with urn finials. The entrance is to the south elevation of the single-storey projection and consists of a panelled timber door with three-quarter Ionic column 'jambs', a projecting entablature and plain semi-circular fanlight, all set within a moulded reveal. There is a flight of stone steps leading up to the doorway with decorative cast-iron railings. In general the windows are flat-headed, with arched heads to those to the projection. Most of the windows have one over one and two over two timber sash frames, with segmental pediments on brackets above the ground floor windows, and simpler cornice-like hoods on brackets above those to the first floor. To the rear there is a full-height return. Cast-iron rainwater goods. The building faces onto a road but is separated from it by a relatively large garden to the front, with a large yard / garden to the rear. The garden is enclosed with decorative cast-iron railings with matching gate to the front.
This large mid-Victorian residence is part of a grand, and still largely intact, terrace, which along with the contemporary Duncairn Terrace and Goldsmith Terrace, makes Quinsborough Road Bray's most impressive thoroughfare.