Survey Data

Reg No

50010246


Rating

Regional


Categories of Special Interest

Architectural


Original Use

House


Historical Use

Shop/retail outlet


Date

1810 - 1830


Coordinates

315929, 234736


Date Recorded

12/10/2011


Date Updated

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Description

Terraced five-bay three-storey house, built c.1820, having granite shopfront to ground floor and shallow breakfront to upper levels. Flat roof hidden behind red brick parapet wall with masonry coping, cast-iron rainwater goods having square profile hopper to east. Red brick walls laid in Flemish bond having moulded granite cornice to eaves. Gauged brick square-headed window openings to front (north) elevation with brick reveals, masonry sills and replacement single-pane timber sliding sash windows. Louvered vent to eastern window opening to second floor. Shopfront comprising ashlar granite façade, having plinth course, moulded granite cornices and polished granite entablature, lettering faded but still visible. Segmental-headed openings, formed in granite having rounded edges and raised granite keystones. Segmental timber fascia and steel shutters to central opening, plain timber double-leaf doors and blocked overlights to flanking openings.

Appraisal

The subtle arrangement of the façade of this building provides a pleasing symmetry which is augmented by the tripartite arrangement of doors to the ground floor. Ashlar granite details provide a contrast to the red brick façade, and the shopfront to the ground floor, adds contextual interest. This building is subtly sited, located on a side street connecting to O'Connell Street, one of the main thoroughfares of the city.