Survey Data

Reg No

50020100


Rating

Regional


Categories of Special Interest

Architectural Social


Original Use

House


In Use As

Restaurant


Date

1870 - 1890


Coordinates

-1, -1


Date Recorded

14/04/2015


Date Updated

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Description

Attached three-bay three-storey former house, built c.1820, rebuilt c.1880, having recent shopfront to front (south) elevation. Pitched slate roof having recent rooflights to front, behind rebuilt yellow brick parapet with render coping, brown brick chimneystacks. Brown brick walls, laid in Flemish bond. Square-headed window openings having cut granite sills and six-over-six pane timber sliding sash windows. Square-headed door opening with timber panelled door and overlight. Recent timber shopfront having square-headed openings and recent fittings. Situated on north side and east end of Essex Street East.

Appraisal

The restrained façade of the upper floors of this building shares some proportions and material characteristics with its neighbours, lending a sense of continuity to the streetscape. Although it has lost some of its original fabric, it retains its traditional form and character. The building is listed in Thom's Directory in 1862 in use as tenements, indicating that it may have been rebuilt in the latter decades of the nineteenth century. Essex Street opened in 1674 and was divided into east and west in the 1760s, with the opening of Parliament Street. The street was largely rebuilt in late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.