Survey Data

Reg No

50020279


Rating

Regional


Categories of Special Interest

Architectural Social


Original Use

House


In Use As

Shop/retail outlet


Date

1810 - 1830


Coordinates

-1, -1


Date Recorded

30/03/2015


Date Updated

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Description

Terraced two-bay four-storey over basement house over shop, built c.1820, having recent shopfront to front (north) elevation. Now in use as shop. Pitched slate roof, hidden behind rebuilt yellow brick parapet with granite coping, having rendered and red brick chimneystack with clay pots. Brown brick laid in Flemish bond to walls. Square-headed window openings having raised render reveals, masonry sills, masonry sill course to first floor, three-over-three pane timber sliding sash windows to third floor, replacement uPVC windows to first and second floors. Square-headed window and door openings to shopfront, recent fittings. Square-headed door opening to east with plain overlight and timber panelled door. Located towards west end of Burgh Quay.

Appraisal

In the early nineteenth century the Wide Street Commission created a continuous street along the south side of the river fronting onto the newly built quays. The buildings on this street were built to a uniform design, and served a variety of functions mostly associated with the port trade. As well as a residence in the upper floors, this building served as offices for merchants in corn, coal and tobacco in the later nineteenth century when ships still docked at the nearby quays. Although it has lost some of its original fabric, it retains its early form and character, with the decreasing scale of fenestration, which was characteristic of early nineteenth-century townhouses, creating a pleasingly balanced fa├žade.