Survey Data

Reg No

50010442


Rating

Regional


Categories of Special Interest

Architectural


Original Use

Church/chapel


In Use As

Shop/retail outlet


Date

1860 - 1880


Coordinates

315345, 234456


Date Recorded

23/11/2011


Date Updated

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Description

Terraced two-bay three-storey building, built c.1870, as part of group of three, with shopfront to ground floor. M-profile mansard slate roof, hipped to south, with rebuilt brick chimneystacks to north. Roof hidden behind red brick parapet wall with red brick mouldings and corbels. Red brick walls laid in Flemish bond to lead-lined former cornice over ground floor. Gauged brick segmental-headed window openings with granite sills and one-over-one pane timber sliding sash windows. Replacement timber shopfront to ground floor with over-sized fascia and timber door to south giving access to upper floors.

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 principal commercial thoroughfares with the current plot ratios reflecting the layout of that period. This building appears to be a complete rebuild from the mid-nineteenth century and is reputed to incorporate a former Presbyterian church along with Nos.133-135 adding further interest to this layered streetscape.