Survey Data

Reg No




Categories of Special Interest

Architectural, Artistic, Technical

Previous Name

Altinure Terrace

Original Use


In Use As

Apartment/flat (converted)


1850 - 1870


314417, 235900

Date Recorded


Date Updated



Semi-detached two-bay two-storey former house over raised basement, built c.1860. Now converted to multiple occupancy. Full height canted bay to front (south) elevation and return to rear (north) elevation. M-profile pitched roof hidden behind brick parapet wall with granite coping, hipped to east end and gabled to west end. Brick chimneystacks to end wall. Red brick laid in Flemish bond to ground and first floors of front elevation. Terracotta name plaque to ground floor. Granite plinth course over ruled and lined rendered wall to basement. Yellow brick wall laid in English garden wall bond with red brick quoins to west elevation. Square-headed window openings to ground and first floors with brick voussoirs and brick reveals, granite sills and replacement casement windows. Square-headed window openings with replacement casement windows having iron window guards to basement. Round-headed door opening with brick voussoirs and moulded surround. Timber two-panelled door flanked by timber panelled pilasters with carved foliate console brackets supporting timber frieze and cornice with plain fanlight. Granite platform with cast-iron bootscraper. Nosed granite steps with cast-iron balusters and wrought-iron handrail. Cast-iron railings on red brick plinth wall with moulded granite coping to front and cast-iron pedestrian gate.


This house is one of a pair of imposing semi-detached mid-nineteenth-century houses located on the north side of Cabra Road. The pair maintains a coherent architectural form with matched canted bays, doorcases and building lines. The form is characteristic of the houses that were constructed on the outskirts of the city in the second half of the nineteenth century to house middle class families. Of particular interest are the ornate cast-iron handrails to the granite entrance steps and the boundary railings, the work of a skilled artisan.