Survey Data

Reg No

50020142


Rating

Regional


Categories of Special Interest

Architectural Social


Original Use

Building misc


In Use As

Shop/retail outlet


Date

1870 - 1890


Coordinates

-1, -1


Date Recorded

24/02/2015


Date Updated

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Description

Attached four-bay two-storey commercial premises, built c.1880, now in use as beauty clinic. Hipped roof hidden behind red brick parapet with render coping, having stepped red brick chimneystack with clay pots. Red brick walls, laid in Flemish bond, having masonry plinth course. Square-headed and segmental-headed window openings with masonry sills and six-over-six pane timber sliding sash windows. Square-headed door opening having recent glazed timber framed door and overlight. Located to west side of Crow Street to north of junction with Dame Street.

Appraisal

This classically restrained building was constructed to infill a vacant plot on the west side of Crow Street in the second half of the nineteenth century. The well-balanced and unadorned fa├žade is enhanced by the retention of timber sliding sash windows, which add a patina of age, while the tall ornamental chimneystack is particularly eye-catching. Crow Street was named after William Crowe who held land the area in the early seventeenth century and built a house called the 'Crowes Nest'. The street it was laid out in 1731 on land which is shown as undeveloped on Charles Brooking's map of Dublin dating to 1728. The area was fully developed by the middle of the eighteenth century and became a mixed residential and commercial quarter.