Survey Data

Reg No

20862064


Rating

Regional


Categories of Special Interest

Architectural Social


Original Use

House


In Use As

Shop/retail outlet


Date

1730 - 1770


Coordinates

167187, 72530


Date Recorded

26/04/2011


Date Updated

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Description

Corner-sited three-bay three-storey house, built c.1750, with shopfront inserted at ground floor level. Built as a pair with the adjoining house. Steeply pitched artificial slate roof with rooflights and metal rainwater goods. Smooth rendered walls. Camber-headed window openings having moulded render window head detailing, stone sills and two-over-two timber sliding sash windows. Render shopfront comprising fluted pilasters with recent timber capitals supporting fascia board and cornice. Square-headed window openings with fixed pane display windows. Square-headed door opening to centre flanked by fluted pilasters with plain glazed overlight and timber and glazed door. Street-fronted.

Appraisal

This building occupies a prominent corner site and its broad street frontage contributes to the streetscape of both Shandon Street and Cathedral Road. Its steeply pitched roof is suggestive of an early date, and together with the adjoining building, is a significant early structure in this historic street. Shandon Street was traditionally a main thoroughfare linking the city with the rural hinterland to the north. Its position, scale and steeply pitched roof make it a formidable presence in the urban landscape.