Survey Data

Reg No

20827322


Rating

Regional


Categories of Special Interest

Architectural Artistic


Original Use

House


In Use As

Shop/retail outlet


Date

1850 - 1870


Coordinates

179968, 66455


Date Recorded

28/08/2007


Date Updated

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Description

Attached three-bay four-storey former house, built c. 1860, with timber shopfront to front (south) elevation. Now in use as shop. Pitched slate roof with rendered chimneystacks. Rendered walls. Continuous render sill course to second floor windows. Square-headed openings to third floor having render moulded surrounds, continuous sill course. Camber-headed window openings to first and second floor having render moulded surrounds. Replacement uPVC windows throughout. Timber shopfront comprising cornice, fascia and ornate scrolled consoles. Square-headed display windows with timber mullions and centrally placed square-headed opening having overlight and half-glazed timber panelled double-leaf doors. Square-headed opening with overlight and timber panelled door.

Appraisal

The façade of this building is enlivened and enhanced by the decorative render detail including the sill courses and window surrounds. Ornate render mouldings were applied to many buildings in Cobh in the later part of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. This render detail creates continuity and contributes to the character of the town.