Survey Data

Reg No




Categories of Special Interest


Original Use


In Use As

Shop/retail outlet


1800 - 1840


315408, 234273

Date Recorded


Date Updated



Terraced two-bay four-storey house, built c.1820, now in commercial use with shopfront to ground floor. M-profile hipped roof. Render chimneystack to south party wall, concealed behind parapet having painted masonry coping. Cast-iron rainwater goods to south shared with downpipe of neighbouring structure. Painted rendered walls to recent shopfront. Square-headed window openings with flush reveals and granite sills with two-over-two pane timber sliding sash windows throughout. Sheet metal-plated shopfront with square-headed window opening housing recent fixed-pane display window. Square-headed door opening with recent door and fixed single-pane overlight.


This elegant house maintains the proportions of the nearby buildings, creating a pleasing uniformity to the streetscape. The building retains interesting features including granite details and timber sash windows and forms part of an historic terrace that frames the important vista from Capel Street to City Hall. Capel Street was laid out by Humphrey Jervis to link the new Essex Bridge (now Grattan Bridge) to the Great North Road in the later seventeenth century. Originally a fashionable residential street lined with houses like this one, it became largely commercialized around 1800 when these buildings were converted to use as house and shop properties. This building, then, subtly commemorates the historic changes to the streetscape.