Survey Data

Reg No

20503192


Rating

Regional


Categories of Special Interest

Architectural Artistic


Original Use

Shop/retail outlet


In Use As

Office


Date

1830 - 1850


Coordinates

166960, 71727


Date Recorded

20/07/1995


Date Updated

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Description

Three-storey premises c. 1840, having triangular plan tapering to bullnose corner; in use as offices. Parapet having moulded cornice and plain coping, balustrade to corner. Red brick fa├žade in Flemish bond with brick pilasters and frieze. Square headed openings to upper floors with soldier arches and cills. Windows are timber sliding sash nine over six pane to the second floor, six over six pane to the first floor. Fixed multipane windows to first and second floor at corner. Timber shopfront, partially timber sheeted, retaining many original elements. Moulded cornice, panelled plasters having moulding and festoons, large multipane display windows flanking modern glazed timber entrance door. Rear elevation in random limestone. Camber headed openings with brick swept arches are blocked. Rendered parapet with replacement uPVC windows. Triangular island site with street frontage.

Appraisal

Fine example of a nineteenth century commercial building on a very distinctive triangular site. Retaining much original material, as well as its scale and form generally unaltered. Contributes positively to the street in terms of character and function. Important also due to its location on one of the main commercial streets of Cork city, and due to its association with the Hive Iron works.