Survey Data

Reg No

20512444


Rating

Regional


Categories of Special Interest

Architectural


Original Use

House


In Use As

Office


Date

1810 - 1830


Coordinates

167715, 72240


Date Recorded

02/01/1996


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 offices. Pitched slate roof with moulded rendered parapet, rendered chimneystack and dormer additions. Rendered walls with platbands at sill levels to upper floors. Timber sash windows with stone sills. Round-headed door opening with pair of columns and timber panelled reveals flanking replacement door, and having carved archivolt to replacement fanlight. Limestone bridge over basement area and steps 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 timber sash windows, limestone threshold, limestone steps, and carved timber door surround.