Survey Data

Reg No

50020107


Rating

Regional


Categories of Special Interest

Architectural Artistic Social


Original Use

House


In Use As

Office


Date

1810 - 1830


Coordinates

-1, -1


Date Recorded

18/03/2015


Date Updated

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Description

Attached four-bay four-storey former house, built c.1820, now in use as offices and art gallery. Pitched slate roof, with rendered chimneystacks, cast-iron rainwater goods, and red brick parapet with granite coping. Red brick, laid in Flemish bond to wall to front (west) elevation over render plinth course having carved granite capping and cast-iron tie bolts. Smooth rendered wall to north elevation. Square-headed window openings with granite sills, raised render reveals and timber sliding sash windows, three-over-three pane to third floor, six-over-six pane to ground, first and second floors. Some timber panelled shutters to interior. Round-headed door opening having moulded masonry surround, doorcase comprising carved stone engaged Ionic columns on plinth blocks, supporting fluted entablature and webbed fanlight over timber panelled door with granite steps. Granite kerb stones to front. Situated to east side and north of Eustace Street.

Appraisal

This building is one of the few relatively intact late-Georgian houses on Eustace Street. It retains an elegant principal elevation with its original fenestration pattern, brickwork, and fine Neoclassical doorcase, despite its multiple occupancy since the mid-nineteenth century. Carved granite detailing adds subtle textural contrast to the red brick fa├žade. The substantial, four-bay frontage is an impressive presence, and it is an interesting addition to the predominantly eighteenth century streetscape.