Survey Data

Reg No

50020325


Rating

Regional


Categories of Special Interest

Architectural Social


Original Use

House


In Use As

Hotel


Date

1815 - 1825


Coordinates

-1, -1


Date Recorded

11/03/2015


Date Updated

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Description

Terraced two-bay three-storey over basement former house, built c.1820, having recent single-storey projecting shopfront to front (south) elevation. Now part of hotel. Shared M-profile pitched slate roof, hipped to east, hidden behind rebuilt red brick parapet with granite coping, brown brick chimneystack having clay pots, cast-iron rainwater goods. Red brick, laid in Flemish bond to front. Square-headed window openings throughout with raised render reveals, granite sills, replacement six-over-six pane timber sliding sash windows. Timber panelled fascia over square-headed display windows having overlights, central double-leaf glazed timber panelled doors to shop. Located towards west end and north side of Pearse Street.

Appraisal

Pearse Street, formerly Great Brunswick Street, was laid out by the Wide Street Commission in the early nineteenth century. This houses is one of a terrace of four, with shared detailing, which were constructed by 1823. These buildings served many uses, including solicitor's offices, a hotel, and a tailor's amongst others, testifying to the versatility of these buildings and the mix of businesses located on Pearse Street. Despite the addition of a projecting shopfront and recent renovation, it retains much of its form and character. The uniformity of the upper levels of the terrace, with a shared parapet height and fenestration pattern, contributes to the continuity of the streetscape.