Survey Data

Reg No

20862071


Rating

Regional


Categories of Special Interest

Architectural Artistic


Original Use

House


In Use As

Shop/retail outlet


Date

1770 - 1790


Coordinates

167161, 72465


Date Recorded

27/04/2011


Date Updated

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Description

One of a pair of attached two-bay three-storey gable-fronted house, built c.1780, with shopfront inserted at ground floor level c.1880. Pitched slate roofs on T-plan with central chimneystack, moulded render verge coping and cast-iron rainwater goods. Smooth rendered walls. Square-headed window openings in moulded render surrounds with render sills and replacement casement windows. Shopfront to ground floor comprising slender pilasters supporting timber fascia board and cornice terminating in scroll brackets. Square-headed display windows having render sills and aluminium shutters. Square-headed door opening with plain glazed overlight and replacement door. 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.