Survey Data

Reg No

50020117


Rating

Regional


Categories of Special Interest

Architectural Artistic Social


Original Use

Shop/retail outlet


In Use As

Office


Date

1870 - 1890


Coordinates

-1, -1


Date Recorded

24/03/2015


Date Updated

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Description

Attached gable-fronted two-bay four-storey former house and shop, built c.1880, having oriel window and original timber shop front to front (west) elevation. Now in use as offices. Pitched slate roof, hipped to rear (east) elevation, having red brick parapet wall with dressed granite coping, and cast-iron rainwater goods. Red brick, laid in Flemish bond to wall to front. Square-headed window openings having granite sills, and timber casement windows to second and third floors. Oriel window with fixed pane windows having panelled aprons, and eaves course with carved modillions to flat roof. Carved timber shopfront comprising panelled pilasters on plinth blocks supporting fascia and cornice having fluted corbel brackets, flanking square-headed display windows over tripartite, twelve-pane fixed windows with carved architraves. Square-headed door opening with part-glazed timber panelled door with plan transom and limestone threshold. Granite paving and kerb stones to front site. Situated to east side and south of Eustace Street.

Appraisal

The carved oriel window and fine timber shop front are excellent examples of decorative Tudor-Revival architectural detailing. The gable-fronted façade echoes the early eighteenth-century typology found elsewhere on the street, but reinvented in a competent Victorian idiom. While Eustace Street began as an early-Georgian development on lands formerly owned by Sir Maurice Eustace in the seventeenth century, this building is a reminder of the continual development of the street.