Survey Data

Reg No

50010278


Rating

Regional


Categories of Special Interest

Architectural


Original Use

Shop/retail outlet


In Use As

Shop/retail outlet


Date

1915 - 1920


Coordinates

316039, 234525


Date Recorded

03/11/2011


Date Updated

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Description

Terraced single-bay four-storey brick building, built 1917-19, with three-tier oriel window and shopfront to ground floor. Currently empty. Flat roof divided hidden behind red brick parapet wall with granite coping and chimneystacks to east party wall. Red brick walls laid in Flemish bond with flush granite ashlar courses and granite blocking course forming third floor lintel surmounted by deep moulded granite cornice supported on pair of large fluted console brackets. Three-tier oriel window set in recess from first to third floors with central shallow canted section and original timber casement windows with overlights, moulded timber sills and full-span roughcast rendered aprons. Replacement timber shopfront to ground floor framed by original channel rusticated granite piers on moulded plinths surmounted by large granite console brackets framing timber fascia and cornice.

Appraisal

This commercial building forms part of the major reconstruction of the O'Connell Street area following the 1916 Rising. Much of the original form and fabric have been retained, including casement windows with original glazing. The building forms part of a terrace of early twentieth-century buildings on the south side of Lower Abbey Street, with a number of shared motifs including granite cornices and oriel windows, giving a unified architectural appearance to the streetscape.