Survey Data

Reg No

50010344


Rating

Regional


Categories of Special Interest

Architectural


Original Use

House


In Use As

Office


Date

1720 - 1750


Coordinates

315576, 234284


Date Recorded

13/11/2011


Date Updated

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Description

Terraced two-bay four-storey house over concealed basement, built c.1735, now in use as offices. Hipped slate roof with rendered chimneystack having clay pots to west party wall, hidden behind parapet wall with granite coping and cast-iron hopper and down pipe breaking through to east end. Red brick walls laid in Flemish bond with iron tie-plates. Gauged brick flat-arch window openings with granite sills and replacement timber sliding sash windows. Rendered ground floor with central shallow breakfront bay and round-headed door opening to either side. Elliptical-headed recess to breakfront with square-headed window opening, eight-pane timber display window, panelled stall-risers and deep cornice and blocking course. Replacement timber panelled doors to both entrances with replacement fanlights, tiled steps and moulded surrounds.

Appraisal

Ormond Quay was the first of the quays to be built on the north side of the River Liffey, complete by c.1680, developed by Humphrey Jervis and named in honour of the Duke of Ormond who instigated the trend for building houses facing the river. This Georgian townhouse has been extensively renovated with most external fabric sensitively replaced. Retaining its fa├žade composition this building constitutes an essential component of both the terrace and the river frontage.