Survey Data

Reg No

50020135


Rating

Regional


Categories of Special Interest

Architectural Social


Original Use

Shop/retail outlet


In Use As

College


Date

1880 - 1885


Coordinates

-1, -1


Date Recorded

15/04/2015


Date Updated

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Description

Attached two-bay three-storey commercial building, built 1881, as a pair with building to north. Now in use as restaurant and school. Pitched slate roof and chimneystack, hidden behind red brick parapet having granite coping. Red brick, laid in Flemish bond, to upper floor walls to front (west) elevation, with masonry cornice over smooth rendered walls having plinth course and rusticated quoins to ground floor, with rusticated quoins to ground floor. Segmental-headed window openings with granite sills to upper floors, two-over-two pane timber sliding sash windows and steel bars to first floor windows. Square-headed opening to elongated ground floor shop window having moulded masonry surround, recent fittings and timber battened aprons. Square-headed door opening with timber battened door and plain transom, flanked by panelled pilasters having acanthus leaf console brackets and carved cornice, with granite steps. Granite paving and kerb stones to front. Situated to east side and north of Temple Lane South.

Appraisal

In 1881 this building and the adjoining building to the north replaced earlier structures on site, and together form a robust and substantial frontage. The red brick creates a pleasing tonal contrast with the brown brick and render which dominates the area. The segmental-headed windows, timber windows and granite dressings contribute to the historic character of both the pair and the streetscape. The street became more commercialised in the nineteenth century, as is apparent by this building's use as a grocers and workshop.