Survey Data

Reg No

50020086


Rating

Regional


Categories of Special Interest

Architectural Social


Original Use

House


In Use As

Restaurant


Date

1740 - 1760


Coordinates

-1, -1


Date Recorded

10/03/2015


Date Updated

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Description

Attached two-bay four-storey over basement former house, built c.1750, now in use as restaurant with recent shopfront to front (south) elevation. M-profile pitched slate roof, hipped to east, having rendered chimneystacks with clay pots, and red brick parapet having granite coping. Red brick, laid in English garden wall bond, to front. Square-headed window openings with masonry sills, raised render reveals, six-over-six pane timber sliding sash windows and replacement uPVC windows. Recent battened timber shopfront and recent timber panelled door to east. Cellar lights in pavement to front with stamped inscription, "Maclean & Co - Makers - Glasgow."

Appraisal

The tall first floor windows create a pleasingly balanced façade, which, together with the red brick, add to the historic character of the streetscape. The cellar lights inset in the pavement betray the existence of the historic basement. Dame Street was named after a dam which powered a mill on the River Poddle, and became a principal street in the city during the eighteenth century, providing a thoroughfare between the Parliament House (now Bank of Ireland) and the Castle. It was remodelled and widened by the Wide Street Commissioners in the latter part of the eighteenth century.