Survey Data

Reg No

30314070


Date

1785 - 1805


Townland

TOWNPARKS(ST. NICHOLAS' PARISH)


County

County Galway


Coordinates

129897, 225105


Description

Terraced seven-bay four-storey over basement former warehouse, built c.1795, with recent attic storey, refurbished c.1990, having recent gable to central, former loading, bay. Former loading bay to rear also. Now in use as apartment complex and clinic, with bar and club to basement. Three-storey extension to rear with recent single-storey lean-to extension and single-storey conservatory extensions. Roof concealed behind parapet with recent additional mansard roof. Cast-iron and replacement uPVC rainwater goods. Coursed dressed limestone walling to front, rendered elsewhere. Chamfered cut limestone string course to ground floor and coping to parapet. Square-headed window openings with replacement uPVC windows, front elevation having dressed limestone voussoirs and sills, having cast-iron window guards to basement, and rear windows having rendered reveals, limestone and concrete sills. Replacement uPVC vertical ribbon window to former loading bay. Round-headed door openings to front elevation, middle being formerly carriage arch, with dressed limestone voussoirs. Replacement timber panelled double-leaf doors to middle opening, flanked by timber sidelights and surmounted by timber thermal fanlight. Replacement timber panelled doors to flanking pedestrian doorways with fanlights. Limestone impost course across all doorways. Tooled limestone stepped approach with wrought-iron railings enclosing basement trench with limestone steps giving access to square-headed door opening having recent timber surround.

Appraisal

This former warehouse is one of the larger buildings in the townscape and is visually imposing by dint of its symmetrical limestone façade. The good quality of stonework demonstrated in the walling and particularly the voussoirs and string courses reflects the commercial prosperity of the city in the nineteenth century.