Survey Data

Reg No

20512440


Rating

Regional


Categories of Special Interest

Architectural


Original Use

House


In Use As

Guest house/b&b


Date

1810 - 1830


Coordinates

167717, 72278


Date Recorded

25/09/1995


Date Updated

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Description

Terraced three-bay three-storey former house over basement, built c. 1820, with dormer attic. Now in use as guesthouse. Pitched slate roof with rendered parapet, rendered chimneystack and dormer additions. Rendered walls with string course between basement and first floor, and having platbands at sill levels to upper floors. Timber sash windows, with moulded render surrounds c. 1870. Round-headed door opening, having moulded render surround, timber panelled door and fanlight. Limestone steps and bridge over basement area leading to entrance door. Cast-iron railings set on limestone plinths to basement area.

Appraisal

This former house forms part of a significant group of buildings, built in the early nineteenth century, on both sides of St. Patrick's Hill, the north side of St. Patrick's Place, and part of Sidney Place. These former houses are interesting examples of late Georgian architecture in Cork city. The scale and form of this former house make it a positive addition to the streetscape. The building retains interesting features and materials, such as the moulded render door surround, moulded window surrounds, timber sash windows, and limestone threshold and limestone steps.