Survey Data

Reg No




Categories of Special Interest


Original Use


In Use As

Shop/retail outlet


1800 - 1820


315391, 234348

Date Recorded


Date Updated



Terraced two-bay five-storey house, built c.1810, having facade of machine-made brick c.1860, now in commercial use, with retail unit to ground floor and residential units above. Flat roof concealed behind parapet wall having granite coping. Red brick laid in English garden wall bond with some weather-struck pointing and some raked pointing to upper floors. Rendered wall to north. Gauged brick square-headed diminishing window openings having brick reveals and granite sills, lead flashing to first floor sills. Replacement two-over-two pane timber sliding sash windows. Recent render shopfront to ground floor


This elegant house, while much altered, contributes to the historic streetscape that frames the important vista from Capel Street to City Hall, a street laid out by Humphrey Jervis to link the new Essex Bridge (now Grattan Bridge) to the Great North Road. Originally a fashionable residential street of houses it became largely commercialized around 1800 and the redevelopment of this building represents in part this later change to the street form. The fa├žade is enlivened by the retention of timber sliding sash windows while the diminishing opes and parapet wall add further to the perception of height.