Categories of Special Interest
In Use As
1730 - 1770
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.
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.