Survey Data

Reg No

20827313


Rating

Regional


Categories of Special Interest

Architectural Artistic Historical Social


Original Use

House


Historical Use

Public house


In Use As

Shop/retail outlet


Date

1810 - 1830


Coordinates

179878, 66463


Date Recorded

20/08/2007


Date Updated

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Description

Attached single-bay four-storey former house, built c. 1820, having full-height bay window from first to third floor and shopfront to front (south) elevation. Later used as public house, now in use as shop. Pitched slate roof with rendered chimneystack. Rendered walls with recent limestone plaques to first floor. Square-headed tripartite openings having one-over-one pane timber sliding margin sash windows. Timber shopfront comprising pilasters supporting fascia and cornice. Square-headed display window with timber mullion. Recessed square-headed opening having overlight and half-glazed timber panelled door. Limestone threshold to entrance. Geometric coloured tiles to interior floor. Timber cabinets to interior, west and east walls having carved cornices, shelves and Corinthian-style pilasters with inset mirrors. Brass manufacturers mark to east cabinet. Mahogany counter with rectangular panels and carved consoles with grape motifs.

Appraisal

Notable for its form, this shop and former house is the only single-bay structure in the terrace. Once the home of Fr Theobald Mathew, Apostle of Temperance, the building was ironically later converted for use as a pub. It retains the former counter displaying carved references to revelry, such as the grape motifs to the consoles. Opened as a pharmacy in 1907, it retains its early twentieth century shop furniture apothecary cabinets and drawers, including the maker's plaque, Parnell and Sons of Bristol.