Survey Data

Reg No

50060289


Rating

Regional


Categories of Special Interest

Architectural Artistic


Original Use

House


In Use As

Apartment/flat (converted)


Date

1845 - 1855


Coordinates

315722, 235731


Date Recorded

06/08/2014


Date Updated

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Description

Attached two-bay three-storey former house over basement, built c.1850, now in use as flats. Single-span pitched artificial slate roof, hidden behind brick parapet with granite coping. Brick chimneystack with yellow clay pots and replacement uPVC rainwater goods to east end. Brown brick laid in Flemish bond to first and second floors with channelled granite quoins to west end, granite string course over ruled-and-lined render to ground floor, granite plinth over rendered walls to basement. Square-headed windows openings with brick voussoirs and rendered reveals, with granite sills to second floor, continuous granite sills to first floor, and replacement uPVC windows. Elliptical-headed door opening with rendered reveals, panelled timber door, engaged Ionic columns on block bases supporting plain frieze and cornice and plain fanlight. Granite platform. Wrought-iron railings on moulded granite plinth to basement area. Cast-iron coal-hole cover set in granite flag to footpath to front.

Appraisal

Synnott Place was part of the residential development undertaken by Gardiner family in the northeastern sector of the city. It retains a terrace of fine three-storey and four-storey houses over basements, forming a pocket of grand architectural character at the edge of the city. It was part of a scheme of streets leading to a proposed circus on the site of the present Mater Hospital. The street was laid out in the 1790s as the westward continuation of Gardiner Street and the houses are typically Georgian in character, although some later infill is evident. From map evidence it appears that Nos. 4, 5 and 6 are later infills. The fa├žade of No.6 is classically restrained with ornamentation limited to the raised quoins, the rendered ground floor and elaborate doorcase with Ionic columns and elegant fanlight.