Survey Data

Reg No

50010108


Rating

Regional


Categories of Special Interest

Architectural


Original Use

House


Date

1805 - 1815


Coordinates

316727, 235038


Date Recorded

02/10/2011


Date Updated

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Description

End-of-terrace three-bay three-storey house over raised basement, built c.1810. Now derelict. One of terrace of four. Hipped slate roof behind parapet with granite coping, corbelled red brick chimneystack with yellow clay pots. Replacement hopper and downpipe. Brown brick walling laid down in Flemish bond, partially replaced at second floor level. Lower levels not visible behind hoardings. Cast-iron wall-tie. Gauged, flat-arched window openings with patent render reveals, painted sills, six-over-six pane timber sliding sash windows to second floor, replacement uPVC windows elsewhere. Round-headed door opening. Doorcase not visible. Located fronting onto street.

Appraisal

The surroundings of this elegant Georgian terrace were much altered by the arrival of the Dublin and Drogheda railway, later the Great Northern Railway line which now terminates the street. As the end-of-terrace house, No. 4 Preston Street is located in close proximity to the railway line. Although now in poor condition it continues to play an indispensable role in this composed streetscape. The balanced proportions of the front fa├žade are characteristic of this period. The survival of some early fabric, such as the second floor windows, contributes to its architectural heritage significance.