Survey Data

Reg No

21814006


Rating

Regional


Categories of Special Interest

Architectural


Original Use

House


Historical Use

Shop/retail outlet


In Use As

House


Date

1900 - 1910


Coordinates

172082, 131791


Date Recorded

27/11/2007


Date Updated

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Description

Detached four-bay two-storey L-plan corner-sited house, built c. 1905, with render shopfront to front (west) and north elevations. Pitched slate roof having render chimneystacks, terracotta ridge crestings and finials. Roughly dressed limestone walls with dressed quoins. Square-headed openings to first floor having brick block-and-start surrounds, concrete sills and replacement uPVC windows. Round-headed openings to ground floor with brick block-and-start surrounds, concrete sills and replacement uPVC windows. Round-headed openings having replacement uPVC doors and overlights. Shopfront comprising render fascia and cornice.

Appraisal

Prominently corner-sited, this house is another fine example of the use of red brick dressings and limestone masonry. The brick adds chromatic and textural interest amid the expanse of limestone walls. Combined with other features such as the varied window treatments, this building is yet another notable example of Victorian architecture in Knocklong. The stylistic use of terracotta ridge crestings to the roof adds to the overall architectural contribution to the streetscape. This building may have been built in association with the nearby former Knocklong Creamery and Condensed Milk Factory.