Survey Data

Reg No

50020085


Rating

Regional


Categories of Special Interest

Architectural


Original Use

House


In Use As

Restaurant


Date

1800 - 1820


Coordinates

-1, -1


Date Recorded

09/03/2015


Date Updated

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Description

Attached two-bay four-storey over basement former house, built c.1810, now in use as restaurant and offices with recent shopfront to front (south) elevation. M-profile pitched slate roof and additional hipped slate roof to rear, with rendered chimneystacks having clay pots and yellow brick parapet with granite coping. Yellow brick, laid in Flemish bond, to wall to front. Square-headed window openings with granite sills, raised render reveals and six-over-three pane and six-over-six pane timber sliding sash windows. Recent metal and glazed shopfront with recent aluminium-clad door to east.

Appraisal

This building makes a subtle but positive contribution to the streetscape. The yellow brick facade in traditional Flemish bond is of good quality, and along with historic timber sliding sash windows, contributes to the patina of age evident in the building and to the Georgian character of the north side of Dame Street. The graduated fenestration pattern is also characteristic of its period. The upper floors retain a stately and refined appearance in keeping with the street's historical civic importance, as the former main thoroughfare between the former House of Parliament and Dublin Castle. Dame Street, which derives its name from a dam which powered a mill on the River Poddle, was one of the principal streets in the city by the eighteenth century, and in the latter decades of the century was significantly widened and remodelled by the Wide Streets Commissioners.