Survey Data

Reg No

22108070


Rating

Regional


Categories of Special Interest

Architectural Artistic Social


Original Use

House


In Use As

House


Date

1860 - 1900


Coordinates

188870, 135733


Date Recorded

07/06/2005


Date Updated

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Description

Terraced three-bay three-storey house, built c.1880, with shopfront, and access to upper floors. Pitched slate roof with red brick chimneystacks, cast-iron rainwater goods and render brackets to eaves. Painted rendered walls with render quoins. Square-headed window openings with render surrounds, shouldered and kneed to second floor and pedimented to first floor, with replacement uPVC windows. Elaborate timber and render shopfront to ground floor with moulded bracketed cornice, dentils, egg-and-dart course, elaborate consoles, channelled quoin pilasters, some quoins vermiculated and painted rendered plinth. Square-headed door openings with replacement timber doors, double-leaf to shop, with scalloped frames to over-lights, shop door and one side of other door flanked by decorative panelled pilasters with decorative capitals. Scalloped timber frames to display windows with moulded sills and to door over-lights.

Appraisal

The Maid of Erin is another embodiment of Hibernia, Ireland, in human form. This public house, named for the nearby statue of the same name, is notable for its highly ornate shopfront, displaying fine craftsmanship in render and carved timber. The scalloped timber frames to the ground floor windows and in the mouldings of the consoles and strongly presented pilasters are excellent examples of high-quality work. The upper floors also have decorative, although less refined, render surrounds to the openings, and the notably higher roof line adds distinction to this building.