Survey Data

Reg No

20820075


Rating

Regional


Categories of Special Interest

Architectural


Original Use

House


In Use As

Restaurant


Date

1790 - 1810


Coordinates

181198, 98394


Date Recorded

04/09/2006


Date Updated

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Description

Terraced two-bay three-storey former house, built c. 1800, as part of twelve-bay centrepiece forming south side of Pearse Square. Now in use as restaurant and having timber shopfront to ground floor of front elevation. Pitched roof with moulded render cornice and balustrade to front elevation. Painted rendered walls with square-headed recessed panels between storeys and between window openings, with render pilaster shared with building to west. Square-headed window openings with moulded render surrounds and replacement uPVC windows, those to second floor having moulded render sill course and those to first floor having concrete sills. Shopfront comprising fluted timber pilasters flanking openings, with timber fascia and cornice. Square-headed plate-glass windows, with timber sills and timber panelled risers. Square-headed door opening with recessed timber panelled half-glazed double doors and overlights.

Appraisal

This building, together with its neighbours, occupies a prominent site, closing the vista from Fermoy Bridge and at the head of Pearse Square. It is part of a symmetrical group of buildings comprising the former market house and its neighbours, forming a very important feature in the town. Its imposing site and form are given further prominence due to the balustraded parapet. Much emphasis is placed on a restrained decorative scheme to the fa├žade, which works well within the streetscape.