Survey Data

Reg No

50010420


Rating

Regional


Categories of Special Interest

Architectural


Original Use

House


In Use As

Restaurant


Date

1800 - 1820


Coordinates

315392, 234343


Date Recorded

27/11/2011


Date Updated

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Description

Terraced two-bay five-storey house, built c.1810, with facade of c.1860, now in commercial use, with restaurant frontage to ground floor and residential units above. Flat roof concealed behind parapet wall having granite coping and lead flashing. Cement rendered walls to upper floors, with recent timber shopfront to ground floor. Square-headed window openings with patent render reveals and painted granite sills having replacement single-pane timber sliding sash windows.

Appraisal

This elegant house retains some of its original roof form and classical proportions, allowing it to contribute to the historic streetscape that frames the important vista from Capel Street to City Hall. Capel Street was laid in the seventeenth century as a fashionable residential street, and it became largely commercialized around 1800. This building, with its timber sash windows and restrained fa├žade of mid-nineteenth-century bricks provides a subtle commemoration of the redevelopment, illustrating the move from house to shop and the associated changes to older buildings on the street.