Survey Data

Reg No

50010485


Rating

Regional


Categories of Special Interest

Architectural


Original Use

Shop/retail outlet


In Use As

Shop/retail outlet


Date

1915 - 1920


Coordinates

315772, 234658


Date Recorded

31/10/2011


Date Updated

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Description

Terraced two-bay three-storey commercial building, rebuilt 1916-17, with shopfront to ground floor. Flat roof hidden behind red brick parapet wall having granite coping. Red brick walls laid in Flemish bond with brick soldier quoins, brick moulded string course over first floor and granite cornice to base of parapet, extending across neighbouring buildings. Gauged brick square-headed window openings, arranged in pairs, with granite sills and single-pane timber sliding sash windows to second floor, original timber casement windows to first floor with granite keystones. Replacement timber shopfront to ground floor.

Appraisal

This rebuilding of premises by the architect John Joseph Miles, was part of the reconstruction of the O'Connell Street area after the 1916 Rising. The contractor was William Connolly and Son. This modest building expresses a conformity of design that is repeated along the streetscape. The fa├žade is enlivened by subtle masonry and brick detailing in addition to the retention of all original windows, while contributing to the largely early twentieth-century character of this cobbled market street.