Survey Data

Reg No

31212050


Rating

Regional


Categories of Special Interest

Architectural Artistic


Original Use

House


In Use As

Office


Date

1799 - 1838


Coordinates

99915, 284459


Date Recorded

30/07/2008


Date Updated

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Description

End-of-terrace three-bay two-storey house, extant 1838. Occupied, 1911. Renovated to accommodate alternative use. Replacement pitched artificial slate roof with clay or terracotta ridge tiles, concrete or rendered coping to gables with rendered chimney stacks to apexes having stepped capping supporting terracotta or yellow terracotta tapered pots, and uPVC rainwater goods on timber eaves boards on cement rendered cut-limestone eaves retaining cast-iron octagonal or ogee hopper and downpipe. Repointed coursed rubble limestone wall to front (south) elevation originally roughcast on cement rendered chamfered plinth with rusticated quoins to ends; part creeper- or ivy-covered rendered surface finish (remainder). Square-headed central door opening with dragged cut-limestone step threshold, and drag edged rusticated cut-limestone block-and-start surround centred on keystone framing replacement timber panelled door having overlight. Square-headed window openings with drag edged dragged cut-limestone sills, and cement rendered surrounds framing one-over-one timber sash windows having part exposed sash boxes. Interior including (ground floor): central hall retaining carved timber surrounds to door openings framing timber panelled doors. Street fronted with concrete brick cobbled footpath to front.

Appraisal

A house representing an integral component of the domestic built heritage of Westport with the architectural value of the composition, one of the 'large and handsome houses [erected] on both sides of the [Westport or Carrowbeg River]' (Lewis 1837 II, 699), suggested by such attributes as the compact rectilinear plan form centred on a "sparrow pecked" doorcase demonstrating good quality workmanship; and the very slight diminishing in scale of the openings on each floor producing a feint graduated visual impression. Having been well maintained, the elementary form and massing survive intact together with quantities of the original or replicated fabric, both to the exterior and to the interior: the removal of the surface finish, however, has not had a beneficial impact on the character or integrity of a house making a pleasing visual statement in North Mall.