Survey Data

Reg No

16304101


Rating

Regional


Categories of Special Interest

Architectural, Artistic


Original Use

Shop/retail outlet


In Use As

Shop/retail outlet


Date

1890 - 1910


Coordinates

329632, 212423


Date Recorded

27/07/2004


Date Updated

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Description

Semi-detached multiple-bay two-storey commercial building with apartment over, built c.1900. This has a six panelled door, which leads to the private apartment and is framed with panelled pilasters with simple geometric pattern fanlights, console brackets and painted signboards. Windows openings are flat-headed with curved corners and one over one timber sash frames. Either side of the first floor of the fa├žade is framed with a moulded pilaster which support a fine full width cornice; a tall parapet all but hides the slated roof which is double-piled. Rendered chimneystacks with corbelled caps and clay pots. The shop to the south is in use as a tea-room while that to the north is a confectionary shop. The former garden i.e. now used for displaying merchandise. The commercial building faces and opens directly onto Trafalgar Road.

Appraisal

One of a pair of now rare late-Victorian commercial buildings with private apartments over, complete with original shop fronts and still is use as it was designed.