Categories of Special Interest
In Use As
1780 - 1920
Terraced four-bay three-storey house, built c.1800, and with timber shopfront of c.1900 to front façade. Pitched slate roof with rendered and red brick chimneystacks. Unpainted rendered walls with render quoins, render bracketed eaves course, render festoon plat-band between upper floors. Square-headed window openings with limestone sills, replacement timber one-over-one pane and uPVC windows and decorative render window surrounds comprising consoles supporting cornice. Render full-width shopfront to ground floor has pilasters with render fascia with lettering and moulded render cornice with courses of brackets and egg-and-dart. Square-headed house door opening has half-glazed timber panelled door with over-light and brass door furniture. Timber display windows over limestone plinth, and timber panelled double-leaf shop door with over-light, with consoles supporting housing for canopy blind.
The position of this building at the top of Main Street makes it a prominent feature in Fethard. Although it has lost some of its original fabric, it retains its character due to its scale and form and the decorative render which enlivens its façade and emphasizes its structure. The decorative render subtly enlivens an otherwise plain unpainted façade, the plat-band, window consoles, and ground floor cornice being themselves meticulously carved with small-scale detailed patterns. The vertically divided shop door and display window are typical of the vertical orientation and configuration of traditional Irish shopfront design.