Survey Data

Reg No

50010568


Rating

Regional


Categories of Special Interest

Architectural


Original Use

House


In Use As

Shop/retail outlet


Date

1780 - 1820


Coordinates

315341, 234556


Date Recorded

28/10/2011


Date Updated

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Description

Terraced two-bay four-storey house, built c.1800, with recent shopfront to ground floor. M-profile slate roof, hipped to south with yellow brick chimneystack to north party wall. Roof concealed behind rebuilt parapet wall with granite coping. Yellow brick walls laid in Flemish bond, rebuilt in brown brick to the rear. Gauged brick flat-arch window openings with granite sills and replacement timber sliding sash windows. Enlarged glazed French doors to rear elevation and projecting balconies to all floors. Recent tiled shopfront to the ground floor with sheeted timber door to south bay 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 house has been recently renovated and adapted for use in multiple units. The renovations appear to have removed most original fabric, including the rear elevation, but the building retains its general composition. In keeping with the massing and configuration of its neighbours, this building is an integral part of the continuous, modest thoroughfare whose narrow dimensions and towering two-bay structures form a unique streetscape of coherent character.