Survey Data

Reg No

21512001


Date

1780 - 1800


County

Limerick City


Coordinates

157472, 157006


Description

Corner-sited detached gable-fronted six-storey single-bay former corn store, built c. 1790, with an attic storey, and eight-bay side elevation, prolonged by a single-bay to east rising to four storeys. Mill converted to retail use at ground level and residential above, c. 1995. Pitched natural slate roof with cement coping to gables and cast-iron rainwater goods, gutters supported on stepped brick eaves course. Random rubble limestone walls with squared quoins and several cast-iron lateral tension wall ties. Replacement brick to segmental-arched window openings, with rendered reveals, metal sills and metal casement windows. Loop-hole to gabled elevation amended to form a balcony on intermediate level, with recessed glazed door and window openings. Steel joists supporting balcony deck and glass parapets. Additional loop-hole to eastern end bay with same treatment. Three limestone faced shopfronts with metal-framed display windows and door opening.

Appraisal

Having a significant presence on the streetscape of both Henry Street and Shannon Street, this former corn store is an important example of the wealth of eighteenth- and nineteenth-century industrial buildings in Limerick City. It is located adjacent to the estuary, and most likely functioned as a store for goods entering or existing the city. While it appears to be more than mere fa├žade retention, the conversion to apartments and shops has ensured its survival on the Limerick streetscape.