Survey Data

Reg No

21521018


Date

1890 - 1895


County

Limerick City


Coordinates

157096, 156237


Description

Terraced two-bay two-storey over basement red brick and limestone house, built in 1892, having an arched opening leading to recessed entrance porch, a shallow breakfront window bay at ground and basement level, and a two-storey over basement return. Glazed timber-framed accretion to front site basement area, c. 1970. Hipped artificial slate roof to house and return, with roof light to front span, c. 1990. Red brick chimneystacks to party walls, with stringcourses and octagonal and plain clay pots. Replacement metal rainwater goods. Squared and coursed limestone basement and rear elevation, with limestone ashlar plinth course delineating ground floor level. Non-facing red brick to breakfront window on front basement elevation and return elevations. Red brick-faced walls elsewhere, laid in English garden wall bond, with moulded red brick dog-tooth course delineating first floor level and corbelled brick eaves course. Square-headed window openings, red brick flat arches, reveals, and limestone sills surrounding replacement uPVC windows. Basement widow sill level dropped to form door opening. Round-arch porch opening with moulded brick surround and reveals, arrived at by a flight of limestone steps flanked by red brick-faced plinth wall with limestone ashlar coping. Tiled entrance porch floor, and tiled walls, c. 1970. Tripartite timber doorcase comprising two-pane side lights over panelled timber bases, and margin-paned coloured glass overlight. Raised and fielded panelled timber door with stop-chamfer detailing. Brass door furniture. Site enclosed by squared rubble limestone plinth wall with ashlar limestone coping supporting cast-iron railings. Pedestrian entrance with limestone step and cast-iron rail posts support cast-iron gate.

Appraisal

This mid-terraced house is a typical exponent of late Victorian domestic terraced architecture, with the use of hard-edged machine made red brick, moulded red brick surrounds, and the use of quite ornate cast-iron railings, which are designed to mimic wrought-iron. While the overall condition appears satisfactory, the large glazed structure to front site basement area and loss of certain original timber sash windows has a negative effect on the house and terrace.