Survey Data

Reg No

22303032


Rating

Regional


Categories of Special Interest

Architectural Artistic Social


Original Use

Bank/financial institution


In Use As

Bank/financial institution


Date

1855 - 1860


Coordinates

213693, 189372


Date Recorded

12/08/2004


Date Updated

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Description

End-of-terrace five-bay two-storey purpose-built bank, built 1858-9. Pitched slate roof with stone parapet. Red brick to first floor with moulded eaves cornice, and ashlar limestone walls with quoins and string course to ground floor. Timber sliding sash six-over-six pane windows throughout, with stone surrounds and cornices to first floor, flanking tripartite timber sliding sash window with pilasters, consoles and cornice. Segmental-arch door opening with moulded keystone, having recessed double-leaf timber half-glazed door with over-light, sidelights, carved stone surround and approached by flight of steps. Area to front with railings.

Appraisal

This building is of apparent architectural quality and occupies a place among a number of similarly well-executed buildings in Roscrea. It offers diversity of texture and materials to the streetscape and the finely-crafted quoins, window surrounds and cornice to the first floor contrast with the finely-crafted, yet simple, ashlar to the ground floor.