Survey Data

Reg No

50010434


Rating

Regional


Categories of Special Interest

Architectural


Original Use

House


In Use As

Shop/retail outlet


Date

1730 - 1770


Coordinates

315358, 234482


Date Recorded

23/11/2011


Date Updated

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Description

Terraced two-bay four-storey house, built c.1750, refaced c.1880, recently refurbished together with No.38, having modern shopfronts inserted to ground floor. Slate roof hipped to north of front pitch with small central section and gable-ended section to rear with hip to central valley. Shared yellow brick chimneystack to south party wall having clay pots. Roof hidden behind parapet wall with granite coping and cast-iron hopper and downpipe breaking through to north end. Red brick walls laid in Flemish bond recently re-pointed. Gauged brick flat-arch window openings with granite sills and replacement single-pane timber sliding sash windows.

Appraisal

Capel Street was laid out in 1680 by Humphrey Jervis as a prestigious residential street and named after Arthur Capel, Earl of Essex. By 1800 the street had become one of the city's primary commercial thoroughfares and the current plot ratios reflect the buildings of that period. During the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries many buildings had been refaced which appears to be the case with this house. The roof plan, graduated fenestration and plot ratio conform to an early nineteenth-century date disguised by late nineteenth-century brick fa├žade. Recently restored the building now forms part of the commercial life that has managed to retain the early appearance of this historic streetscape.