Survey Data

Reg No

21828010


Date

1830 - 1850


Townland

SKAGH


County

County Limerick


Coordinates

151321, 141053


Description

Terraced four-bay two-storey house and former shop, built c. 1840, having timber shopfront to front (south) elevation. Pitched slate roof with brick and rendered chimneystacks. Lined-and-ruled rendered walls. Square-headed openings to first floor having one-over-one pane timber sliding sash windows and painted stone sills. Square-headed opening to ground floor with bipartite one-over-one pane timber sliding sash window, cast-iron sill guard and concrete sill. Square-headed opening having glazed overlight over timber panelled door with limestone threshold. Pilasters with carved consoles to shopfront supporting fascia having carved frieze and cornice. Square-headed display window with folding, panelled shutters. Square-headed opening having timber battened double-leaf doors.

Appraisal

This attractive terraced house and commercial premises, which was originally two separate structures, makes a positive addition to the Croom streetscape. It retains many notable external features including its timber sash windows, timber panelled doors and external shopfront shutters, which are becoming increasingly rare features in such buildings. The buildings have altered little since they were originally built and they retain much of their original form and character. The shopfront is of particular interest with the fascia board being very well crafted.