Survey Data

Reg No

50010768


Rating

Regional


Categories of Special Interest

Architectural, Social


Original Use

House


In Use As

Apartment/flat (converted)


Date

1810 - 1830


Coordinates

315785, 235661


Date Recorded

07/09/2011


Date Updated

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Description

Terraced four-storey house over raised basement, built c.1820, with three-bay ground floor and two-bay upper floors, having front railed basement area and built as part of pair with No. 38. Slate roof concealed behind parapet wall with granite coping, gabled to rear. Brown brick stepped chimneystack shared with adjoining house to south party wall, angled yellow brick chimneystack abutting rear gable, rendered to the upper section with pawnbroker’s motif in relief. Cast-iron hopper and downpipe breaking through front parapet wall. Red brick walls laid in Flemish bond on painted granite plinth course above rendered basement wall. Painted statue of Virgin Mary on projecting concrete render plinth to first floor at junction with adjoining house. Yellow brick walls to rear elevation. Gauged brick flat-arched window openings, rendered reveals, painted masonry sills and replacement timber sliding sash windows, one-over-one pane to ground and third floors, nine-over-six pane to first floor,and six-over-six pane to second floor and basement, with cast-iron grille to latter. Square-headed openings to rear with replacement timber sliding sash windows of varying configurations including round-headed stair window. Round-headed door opening with projecting painted masonry Doric doorcase. Replacement timber panelled door flanked by Doric columns on plinth blocks supporting fluted lintel cornice and plain fanlight having fluted surround, all enriched with paterae. Door opens onto tiled platform with partial cast-iron bootscraper, bridging basement area. Platform enclosed by iron railing and decorative cast-iron corner posts opening onto street via four tiled steps. Basement area also enclosed by railing on painted plinth wall with matching iron gate. Square-headed door opening at basement level with timber door.

Appraisal

Maintaining the parapet height and fenestration pattern of neighbouring buildings, this particular building forms part of a mirrored pair with No. 38, heightened by the use of matching doors and a religious statue to the centre. The house forms part of a terrace which was laid out by Luke Gardiner II as part of the development of Mountjoy Square in 1792, and with its decorative doorcase and reinstated timber sash windows presents an intact external appearance on an otherwise altered terrace.