Survey Data

Reg No

50020511


Rating

Regional


Categories of Special Interest

Architectural Social


Original Use

House


Historical Use

Shop/retail outlet


In Use As

Public house


Date

1830 - 1850


Coordinates

-1, -1


Date Recorded

15/03/2015


Date Updated

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Description

Attached two-bay four-storey former house, built c.1840, having recent shopfront to front (north-west) elevation. Now in use as public house with hotel to upper floors. M-profile pitched roof, hipped to north-east, hidden behind red brick parapet having cut granite coping, red brick stepped chimneystack with terracotta pots. Red brick walls laid in Flemish bond. Square-headed window openings having cut granite sills and six-over-six pane timber sliding sash windows. Square-headed window and door openings, fluted pilaster to recent shopfront. Situated on south side and west end of Essex Gate.

Appraisal

This building retains some traditional features and fabric, such as the brickwork and timber sash windows which add to its historic character. It shares proportions and scale with its neighbours to the east, resulting in some coherence to the streetscape. The diminishing fenestration to the upper floor openings attributes a hierarchy to each floor and creates a pleasantly balanced fa├žade, typical of the period.