Survey Data

Reg No

22821027


Rating

Regional


Categories of Special Interest

Architectural


Date

1800 - 1820


Coordinates

225996, 93110


Date Recorded

20/08/2003


Date Updated

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Description

Terraced two-bay three-storey house, c.1810. Renovated, c.1985, with replacement shopfront inserted to ground floor. Extensively renovated, post-1999. Pitched (shared) roof behind parapet with replacement artificial slate, post-1999, clay ridge tiles, rendered (shared) chimney stack, and replacement uPVC rainwater goods, post-1999. Painted rendered walls (possibly replacement, post-1999) with zinc-line coping to parapet. Square-headed window openings with stone sills, replacement rendered surrounds, post-1999, and replacement 6/6 timber sash windows, post-1999. Replacement timber shopfront, c.1985, to ground floor with inscribed pilasters, fixed-pane timber display window, timber panelled and glazed timber panelled doors, fascia over having consoles, and moulded cornice. Road fronted with concrete brick cobbled footpath to front.

Appraisal

A well-proportioned house built as part of an early nineteenth-century urban planning project initiated by the Duke of Devonshire centred on Grattan (originally Market) Square. Extensively renovated in the late twentieth century the replacement fittings to the openings to the upper floors have been installed in keeping with the original integrity of the design. However, the replacement shopfront is of little design merit, the crude proportions and detailing contributing little to the streetscape value at street level.