Survey Data

Reg No

20828259


Rating

Regional


Categories of Special Interest

Architectural Artistic


Previous Name

Carrig


Original Use

House


In Use As

Town/county hall


Date

1850 - 1870


Coordinates

179530, 66344


Date Recorded

10/07/2007


Date Updated

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Description

Detached three-bay two-storey former house, built c. 1860, now in use as offices. Comprising portico to front (west) elevation, five-bay side elevations with three-bay single-storey bow to south elevation. Three-bay two-storey wing to rear (east) elevation. Hipped slate roof having overhanging eaves bracketed eaves course and rendered chimneystacks. Hipped slate roof with rendered chimneystacks to extension. Flat copper roof to porch and bow with dentillated eaves course. Rendered walls with render plinth course. Square-headed openings having moulded render surrounds, continuous sill courses and one-over-one pane timber sliding sash windows throughout. Those to ground floor having render archivolts and ornate scrolled consoles. Square-headed tripartite opening to south elevation, first floor. Round-headed opening with moulded render surround and timber panelled door. Square-plan porch comprising round-headed openings to north and south elevations having moulded render surround and Doric style pilasters and Doric pilasters to front elevation. Flight of limestone steps to porch. Pair of round rendered piers on octagonal limestone plinths to west having ornate fret motifs and decorative spear-headed cast-iron double-leaf gates. Cast-iron railings to south.

Appraisal

Prominently sited, this classically proportioned house is enlivened by the finely executed render details and its form is enhanced by the retention of interesting features such as the bow, portico and timber sash windows. The building forms part of a group with the gate lodge to the west.