Survey Data

Reg No

50011138


Rating

Regional


Categories of Special Interest

Architectural Artistic


Original Use

Public house


In Use As

Public house


Date

1905 - 1910


Coordinates

316536, 235430


Date Recorded

11/10/2011


Date Updated

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Description

End-of-terrace three-storey commercial brick building, dated 1908, rebuilt c.2005 as part of apartment development with front elevation retained and replacement shopfront inserted to ground floor. Front elevation essentially one bay with sidelights. Flat roof hidden behind red brick parapet wall with central shaped brick pediment having moulded coping, central terracotta panel with raised digits '1908' and pair of decorative terracotta side panels. Deep moulded limestone cornice to base of parapet, advanced to central breakfront and to stepped pilasters to either end. Machine-made red brick walls laid in Flemish bond with central breakfront and full-height stepped pilasters with moulded string course over second floor. Gauged brick flat-arched window openings with moulded masonry sills and replacement timber sliding sash windows. Second floor tripartite window flanked by recessed brick panels. Tripartite oriel window to first floor with lead-clad hood and replacement timber sliding sash windows. Replacement timber shopfront spanning ground floor with cast-iron post and steel roller shutters.

Appraisal

This early twentieth-century building was destroyed by fire during the 1990s with only the façade retained in the recent redevelopment of the site. While the loss of the building is unfortunate, the decorative façade has been retained and adds a decorative element to this short terrace. The street was in a very poor state for much of the latter part of the twentieth century but now forms part of a revitalised stretch of buildings that spans three centuries of development and adds to the variety and visual character of the streetscape.