Survey Data

Reg No

50010315


Rating

Regional


Categories of Special Interest

Architectural Artistic


Original Use

Shop/retail outlet


In Use As

Casino


Date

1915 - 1920


Coordinates

316055, 234474


Date Recorded

12/11/2011


Date Updated

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Description

Terraced two-bay four-storey commercial building, built 1917, having shopfront to ground floor and two-tier canted oriel window through first and second floors. Flat roof with shared chimneystacks to east party wall behind red brick parapet wall having central breakfront, recessed panels and moulded ashlar limestone coping. Red brick walls laid in Flemish bond with dentillated limestone eaves course with moulded cornice. Additional moulded limestone string courses to sill and cornice levels of oriel window. Square-headed window openings to third floor having masonry sills and moulded limestone architrave surrounds with single-pane timber sliding sash windows. Panelled timber mullions supporting timber entablatures over timber-framed windows to oriel with moulded cornice with central pediment having scrolled apex over second floor stage, panelled timber apron to base. Shopfront comprising channelled limestone pilasters on plinth bases, having capitals and moulded consoles flanking square-headed window opening with fixed timber-framed display window over timber riser. Square-headed door opening with double-leaf glazed timber doors to west. Square-headed door opening with recent timber door to east. Recent timber fasciaboard over earlier entablature.

Appraisal

This substantial and finely-appointed building is one of a number on this terrace which were destroyed during the 1916 Rising and subsequently rebuilt. It bears a number of features typical of building which were reconstructed at that time including the two-tiered oriel window and a deeply moulded cornice surmounting the façade. Other masonry details, including window surrounds and the scrolled timber apex over the oriel window, add additional artistic interest to the façade.