Survey Data

Reg No

20853075


Rating

Regional


Categories of Special Interest

Architectural Artistic Social


Original Use

House


In Use As

House


Date

1830 - 1850


Coordinates

176676, 65582


Date Recorded

16/04/2009


Date Updated

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Description

End-of-terrace two-bay two-storey over basement with dormer attic house, built c.1840, having breakfront end bay with rebuilt full-height canted bay window to front (south-east). Gabled three-storey with dormer attic addition to rear (north-west). Pitched and hipped artificial slate roof with overhanging eaves, having rendered chimneystack, uPVC rainwater goods and recent dormer windows. Roughcast rendered walls to front and rear elevations, rendered wall to side (south-west) elevation. Render sill courses to box bay. Square-headed window openings with rendered sills throughout, having replacement timber casement windows. One-over-one and two-over-two pane timber sliding sash windows to rear in single and tripartite arrangements. Square-headed door opening to interior of porch, having glazed timber door with side lights and overlight. Square-headed door opening to basement level of rear elevation, having double-leaf glazed timber doors. Roughcast rendered enclosing wall to south-east with square-profile gate piers and cast-iron gate. Rubble stone enclosing wall to rear with render capped square-profile gate piers and timber gate.

Appraisal

One of a fine terrace of eight houses which were designed by renowned Cork architect, Henry Hill. Set overlooking the harbour, the terrace was built just as Monkstown was becoming a fashionable seaside resort. The projecting bays are a particularly notable feature of the group, with their fanciful traceried windows, stepped buttresses and pointed arch panelled panels. Though some houses have lost parts of their original fabric, nonetheless the terrace as a whole makes a valuable contribution to the streetscape. The surviving historic features could act as templates for the reinstatement of lost elements in the future.