Survey Data

Reg No

20862069


Rating

Regional


Categories of Special Interest

Architectural


Original Use

House


In Use As

Shop/retail outlet


Date

1730 - 1770


Coordinates

167181, 72504


Date Recorded

27/04/2011


Date Updated

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Description

Terraced three-bay two-storey house, built c.1750, with centrally-placed gable having pair of half-dormer attic windows. Now also in use as shop with shopfront inserted at ground floor level. Pitched slate roofs with central chimneystack and cast-iron gutters. Roughcast render to upper floors with smooth render to ground floor. Square-headed window openings with render sills and replacement two-over-two timber sliding sash windows. Shopfront to ground floor comprising timber fascia board over square-headed display window having render sill. Square-headed door opening with replacement timber and glazed door. Square-headed door opening to south with replacement timber door gives access to upper storeys. Street-fronted.

Appraisal

The retention of the gabled front makes this house, along with its neighbour, a fascinating reminder an architectural design that was fashionable in the eighteenth century. Houses of this style were largely remodelled in the intervening centuries, making this pair particularly significant. The steeply pitched roofs is also a notable feature of this period. Shandon Street was traditionally a main thoroughfare linking the city with the rural hinterland to the north, and retains many historic buildings of interest. The variety of architectural styles seen in this street help to create its unique character.