Categories of Special Interest
In Use As
1740 - 1760
Terraced five-bay four-storey house over raised basement, built c.1750. Now in multiple occupancy. Pitched slate roof with clay ridge tiles, hipped to north behind parapet wall with granite coping. Two rendered chimneystacks to rear. Painted roughcast cement rendered walls with smooth render platbands at sill levels to painted granite plinth course and smooth rendered basement walls. Square-headed window openings with painted masonry sills, rendered surrounds and replacement one-over-one pane timber sliding sash windows. Central round-headed door opening with painted stone pedimented doorcase comprising painted stone block-and-start surround to stepped lintel cornice, early Y-tracery timber fanlight to open pediment on scrolled console brackets, and with replacement timber panelled door. Door opens onto concrete paved platform and five granite steps enclosed by replacement steel railings on rendered plinth walls. Basement area also enclosed by replacement steel railing on rendered plinth wall.
This early Georgian mansion forms part of a terrace of various building types of similar vintage. Because of its large, side scale, it makes a particularly strong impression in the streetscape. Although its window frames have been altered its symmetrical façade and diminishing fenestration pattern, together with a good stone doorcase and rare tracery fanlight, makes it one of the finest houses on the whole of Dorset Street.