Categories of Special Interest
In Use As
1805 - 1815
End-of-terrace corner-sited three-bay three-storey house over raised basement, built c.1810. One of terrace of four. Hipped slate roof behind parapet with granite coping, corbelled brown brick chimneystack with yellow clay pots. No visible rainwater goods. Brown brick walling laid down in Flemish bond, painted granite plinth course, rendered wall to basement area. Gauged flat-arched window openings, with patent rendered reveals and sills, and having replacement timber casement windows throughout. Square-headed window opening at basement level with fixed timber-framed window. Segmental-headed door opening with stone surround, timber panelled door, and brass door furniture, flanked by engaged Ionic columns supporting fluted frieze and stepped cornice with decorative leaded fanlight. Door opens onto granite platform with three granite steps bridging basement, flanked by replacement steel railings. Area bounded by low granite wall surmounted by replacement steel railings. Corner-sited with single-bay addressing Amiens Street.
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. Number 1 Preston Street occupies a corner site and terminates the terrace both here and at Amiens Street with a skillful treatment that is testament to the high level of building skill available at the beginning of the nineteenth century. The balanced proportions of the front façade are characteristic of this period. The survival of much early fabric contributes greatly to its significance, while of particular note is the very fine Adamesque doorcase, complete with early door furniture.