Survey Data

Reg No

22816014


Rating

Regional


Categories of Special Interest

Architectural


Original Use

House


In Use As

House


Date

1844 - 1905


Coordinates

257424, 100775


Date Recorded

07/10/2003


Date Updated

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Description

Detached two-bay two-storey double-pile house, extant 1905, on a square plan. Pitched double-pile (M-profile) slate roof with trefoil-perforated crested terracotta ridge tiles, red rick Running bond chimney stacks having corbelled stepped capping supporting terracotta tapered pots, and cast-iron rainwater goods on timber eaves boards on box eaves retaining cast-iron octagonal or ogee hoppers and downpipes. Virginia creeper-covered rendered, ruled and lined walls. Segmental-headed door opening (east) with threshold, timber mullions supporting timber transom, and concealed dressings framing timber panelled door having sidelights on panelled risers below overlight. Pair of camber-headed window openings (first floor) with sills, and concealed dressings framing one-over-one timber sash windows. Paired camber-headed window openings (west) with camber-headed window opening in bipartite arrangement (first floor), sills, and concealed dressings framing one-over-one timber sash windows. Camber-headed window openings (remainder) with sills, and concealed dressings framing one-over-one timber sash windows. Street fronted.

Appraisal

A house representing an integral component of the domestic built heritage of Tramore with the architectural value of the composition suggested by such attributes as the compact square plan form; and the diminishing in scale of the openings on each floor producing a graduated visual impression with those openings running the gamut of variations on coupled glazing patterns. Having been well maintained, the elementary form and massing survive intact together with substantial quantities of the original fabric, both to the exterior and to the interior: however, the piecemeal introduction of replacement fittings to the openings has not had a beneficial impact on the character or integrity of a house making a pleasing visual statement in Newtown Road.