Survey Data

Reg No

16301240


Date

1860 - 1865


Townland

BRAY


County

County Wicklow


Coordinates

326759, 218787


Description

Terraced three-bay three-storey over basement house, built in 1861 as one of a planned row of twelve similar buildings. The fa├žade is finished in unpainted lined render with decorative moulded surrounds to many of the openings, a first floor sill course and projecting eaves course. The slated hipped roof, which is largely obscured from view behind a parapet, has a shared rendered chimneystack with corbelling. The entrance, which consists of a panelled timber door, moulded jambs and semi-circular fanlight, is set within a projecting portico with Ionic columns, corner pilasters, entablature with projecting cornice, and a decorative pierced parapet which obscures the roof. The portico is paired with that of the neighbouring property, has an arched window to the side, and is reached via a flight of stone steps with decorative cast-iron railings. In general, the windows are flat-headed and 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. Cast-iron rainwater goods. The building faces onto a road, but is separated from it by a relatively large garden enclosed by decorative cast-iron railings.

Appraisal

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.