Survey Data

Reg No

50010282


Rating

Regional


Categories of Special Interest

Architectural


Original Use

Shop/retail outlet


In Use As

Shop/retail outlet


Date

1915 - 1925


Coordinates

316070, 234536


Date Recorded

03/11/2011


Date Updated

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Description

Terraced two-bay four-storey commercial building, built c.1920, with shopfront to ground floor. Flat roof hidden behind red brick parapet wall with granite coping and squat brick piers. Chimneystacks to both party walls. Red brick walls laid in Flemish bond with granite blocking course forming third floor lintel surmounted by deep moulded granite cornice and red brick pilasters framing upper levels with moulded recessed panels and granite capital mouldings to parapet cornice. Gauged brick flat-arch window openings with granite sills and single-pane timber sliding sash windows throughout. Replacement shopfront to ground floor with large display window and terrazzo steps to entrance.

Appraisal

The building was built to replace a house destroyed during the 1916 Rising and respects the traditional parapet height and plot ratio of the former structure. Its modest fa├žade is enlivened and articulated by a deep granite cornice and red brick panelled pilasters, contributing to the rich heritage of early twentieth-century architecture that now characterizes this streetscape.