Survey Data

Reg No

20513107


Rating

Regional


Categories of Special Interest

Architectural Artistic


Original Use

Shop/retail outlet


In Use As

Shop/retail outlet


Date

1920 - 1930


Coordinates

167434, 71815


Date Recorded

11/10/1995


Date Updated

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Description

Corner-sited end-of-terrace seven-bay three-storey former department store, built 1927, with central breakfront. Now in use as retail outlet. Altered to ground floor and shopfront refitted, c. 1994. Flat roof with limestone parapet, with stepped inscribed parapet to breakfront. Ashlar limestone walls with string course between ground and first floors, moulded eaves course, and having double-height pilasters to upper floors. Decorative render panels between upper floor openings. Replacement casement windows to upper floors, and replacement fixed windows and glazed doors to ground floor.

Appraisal

This former Burton's department store is a notable addition to the streetscape. Though now altered to the ground floor, the upper levels are of apparent architectural form and design. This building is representative of architectural design in Ireland in the first part of the twentieth century. The building is articulated by the carved limestone details, such as the double-height pilasters, string course and moulded eaves course.