Survey Data

Reg No

30314072


Rating

Regional


Categories of Special Interest

Architectural Historical


Original Use

House


In Use As

Day centre


Date

1785 - 1805


Coordinates

129915, 225122


Date Recorded

03/09/2008


Date Updated

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Description

Terraced three-bay four-storey over basement former house, built c.1795, now in use as offices. Roof concealed behind parapet, with recent moulded cornice, and cast-iron downpipes to front elevation. Coursed dressed limestone walling to front elevation and lined-and-ruled rendered walls to rear. Chamfered cut stone string course to ground floor. Square-headed window openings with replacement uPVC windows, having block-and-start surrounds, stone sills and voussoirs to front, with cast-iron window guards to basement, and with rendered surrounds and reveals to rear windows with rendered stone sills. Round-headed door opening to front within splayed render surround having replacement timber panelled door surmounted by fanlight. Cut limestone threshold and splayed flight of limestone steps having wrought-iron railings over basement trench. Square-headed door opening to basement level below steps, with recessed recent timber door with rendered step

Appraisal

This attractive former house, having the same fenestration pattern as its neighbour, forms an impressive part of the streetscape. The dressed stone façade, a testament to the skills of the masons, is enhanced by the retention of the fanlight to the doorway and the cast-iron railings to the basement area. The building was erected by Walter Joyce's brother and business partner, John, and thus this house reflects the city's mercantile history.