Survey Data

Reg No

50020020


Rating

Regional


Categories of Special Interest

Architectural


Original Use

House


In Use As

Apartment/flat (converted)


Date

1870 - 1890


Coordinates

-1, -1


Date Recorded

22/03/2015


Date Updated

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Description

Attached two-bay four-storey former house, built c.1880, having recent shopfront to front (south) elevation. Now in use as restaurant with offices and apartments above. Flat roof behind recent red brick parapet having render coping, and cast-iron rainwater goods. Red brick walls laid in Flemish bond with moulded brick string courses and carved stone cornice to ground floor. Square-headed window openings having cut stone sills and one-over-one pane timber sliding sash windows. Mild steel balconettes to first floor windows. Situated on north side and centre of Cork Hill.

Appraisal

This building shares a parapet height and material character with its neighbours, lending a sense of continuity to the streetscape. Effective use has been made of moulded brick detailing to enliven the fa├žade, attesting to the artisanship involved in the manufacture of bricks at the time of its construction. Cork Hill is a significant historic thoroughfare having some fine eighteenth-century buildings, early stone paving, and as the principle entrance to Dublin Castle it has been the backdrop to many important historical events. It is at the centre of two major urban interventions, Dame Street which was laid out by the Wide Street Commissioners in 1778 and Lord Edward Street which was created in in 1886 to connect Cork Hill to Christ Church Cathedral.