Survey Data

Reg No

50020328


Rating

Regional


Categories of Special Interest

Architectural


Original Use

House


Historical Use

Shop/retail outlet


Date

1815 - 1825


Coordinates

-1, -1


Date Recorded

12/03/2015


Date Updated

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Description

Attached terraced two-bay three-storey former house, built c.1820, having shopfront to front (south) elevation, now disused. M-profile pitched slate roof, hipped to west, partly hidden behind brown brick parapet with granite coping, and with rendered chimneystack having clay pots and terracotta ridge tiles. Brown brick wall, laid in Flemish bond to front (south) elevation. Square-headed window openings, with raised render reveals, masonry sills and one-over-one pane timber sliding sash windows. Square-headed door and window openings to recent shopfront. 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 house is part of a terrace built along the north side of Great Brunswick Street, which share a parapet height and detailing, contributing positively to the continuity of the streetscape. It was used for a number of commercial purposes, including a butcher's and a cigar shop, and, notably, was the address of the noted church architect J.J. McCarthy between 1846 and 1855. This building retains much of its original form and character. The regular fenestration to the front creates a pleasingly balanced fa├žade, making a positive contribution to the streetscape.