Survey Data

Reg No

50010216


Rating

Regional


Categories of Special Interest

Architectural


Original Use

House


In Use As

Shop/retail outlet


Date

1830 - 1850


Coordinates

316049, 234724


Date Recorded

08/11/2011


Date Updated

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Description

Corner-sited end-of-terrace two-bay four-storey house, built c.1840, having shopfront to ground floor. Pitched slate roof, hipped to southwest corner, with shared red brick chimneystacks to north and east party walls behind parapet wall having granite coping. Red brick walls laid in Flemish bond with red brick engaged pilaster to north of west elevation, having rounded finial on square plinth to top. Diminishing gauged brick segmental-headed window openings with masonry sills, chamfered reveals and single-pane timber sliding sash windows. Two-tier shopfront to south and west elevations, comprising timber pilasters on plinth bases having pedimented capitals, flanking timber fascia and moulded cornice over replacement uPVC windows to first floor. Recent shopfront to ground floor with square-profile pilasters supporting fascia over square-headed glazed openings.

Appraisal

Prominently sited at the junction of Talbot Street and Marlborough Street, this substantial building forms part of a pair of houses, now incorporated into a single site. The structure maintains the parapet height and some of the fenestration rhythm of its neighbours and, although the first floor glazing is a significant departure from this patter, the building makes a positive contribution to the streetscape. Segmental-headed window openings and timber sash windows add further interest to the simple fa├žade.