Survey Data

Reg No

50010563


Rating

Regional


Categories of Special Interest

Architectural


Original Use

House


In Use As

Restaurant


Date

1740 - 1760


Coordinates

315325, 234534


Date Recorded

28/10/2011


Date Updated

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Description

Terraced three-bay four-storey townhouse over concealed basement, built c.1750, with recent shopfront to ground floor. Now in mixed commercial and residential use. Hipped slate roof set perpendicular to street, concealed behind parapet wall with granite coping and cast-iron rainwater goods breaking through to north. Ruled-and-lined rendered walls with metal tie-plates to south. Square-headed window openings with flush rendered reveals, granite sills and replacement timber sliding sash windows. Rear of site redeveloped.

Appraisal

This former townhouse is one of a few three-bay structures with a grander scale than most buildings to the south end of Capel Street. Laid out by Sir Humphrey Jervis c.1678, to link the Essex Bridge to the Great North Road, Capel Street was developed in the seventeenth century with detached houses and gardens which were later subdivided for terrace use and subsequently altered in the mid- to late nineteenth century. The building has had sympathetic replacement windows inserted which retains the original appearance to the upper floors. The building contributes to the wealth of early building stock that defines the historic character of this early streetscape.