Survey Data

Reg No

22108069


Rating

Regional


Categories of Special Interest

Architectural Artistic


Original Use

House


In Use As

House


Date

1860 - 1900


Coordinates

188861, 135744


Date Recorded

07/06/2005


Date Updated

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Description

Terraced two-bay three-storey house, built c.1880, with shopfront, and access to upper floors. Pitched slate roof with red brick chimneystacks, cresting to ridge tiles, and cast-iron rainwater goods. Painted rendered walls with stucco panelled pilaster details framing upper floors. Square-headed window openings with chamfered render pilasters, having painted moulded sills to second floor, canopy details to first floor. Elaborate timber and render shopfront to ground floor with moulded bracketed cornice having cast-iron cresting, egg-and-dart detailing, dentils, female masks to consoles, decorative capitals and fluted and panelled pilasters with moulded plinths. Entrance porch having timber boarded ceiling and side, and ceramic tiled pavement, with square-headed replacement glazed timber entrance door, sidelights and over-light, closed by decorative cast-iron gate. Fixed timber display windows with moulded sills. Square-headed entrance opening to upper floors with replacement glazed timber door.

Appraisal

Loughman’s has a highly decorative façade that adds considerable interest and artistic quality to Church Street. It is one of the finest of a group of distinctive and ornate shopfronts in Tipperary Town. Details such as the cresting to the cornice and the masks to the consoles are particularly fine touches. The porch and recessed doorway imply a shop of superior quality that recognizes the impact of a well-defined entrance. The plaster motif and good render detailing are carried through the whole building, helping to create a unified façade.