Survey Data

Reg No

20851085


Rating

Regional


Categories of Special Interest

Architectural Artistic Social


Original Use

House


In Use As

Guest house/b&b


Date

1800 - 1840


Coordinates

163769, 50561


Date Recorded

02/03/2009


Date Updated

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Description

Terraced two-bay three-storey with dormer attic former house, built c.1820, renovated c.1920. Three-storey with dormer attic block to rear (south-east) having recent two-storey extension. Pitched slate roofs having rendered chimneystacks and cast-iron rainwater goods. Timber clad eaves to front (north-west) elevation. Roughcast rendered walls. Rendered to ground floor of front elevation surmounted by moulded string course. Square-headed window opening to ground floor with raised render surround and rendered sill, having ten-over-ten pane timber sliding sash window. Paired square-headed window openings to first and second floors, having raised render surrounds, render sills and replacement one-over-one pane timber sliding sash windows. Square-headed window openings to rear elevations having render sills and uPVC casement windows. Round-headed door opening to front elevation within render doorcase, comprising pilasters and roll moulded arch. Replacement timber panelled door surmounted by spoked overlight. Round-headed door opening to side (south-west) of additional block with recent glazed timber door. Rendered stepped approach to front with rendered plinth surmounted by wrought-iron railings. One of a pair with access to yard to rear via integral carriage arch of building to south.

Appraisal

This large townhouse occupies a prominent position on a former square with an uninterrupted view up Friars Street. One of a pair of buildings, it was renovated in the early twentieth century with the insertion of the paired windows and attractive doorcase.