Survey Data

Reg No

50060449


Rating

Local


Categories of Special Interest

Architectural


Original Use

House


In Use As

House


Date

1810 - 1830


Coordinates

316437, 235519


Date Recorded

02/09/2014


Date Updated

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Description

Terrace of nine two-bay two-storey houses over basements, built c.1820, with integral carriage arch to No. 17 leading to Summer Arch. M-profile pitched and hipped slate and tile roofs with terracotta ridge tiles, and with brick and smooth-rendered chimneystacks with clay chimney pots over party walls. Roofs set behind parapet walls with granite coping. Some parapets rebuilt. Brick facades, laid in Flemish bond, with smooth-rendered plinth courses to some houses. Facade to No. 18 has been stained and facade of No. 16 rebuilt at first floor level. Smooth render to facade of No. 17 and ruled-and-lined render to No. 19. Smooth-rendered quoins to No. 19. Square-headed window openings with painted granite sills, timber sliding sash and replacement timber and uPVC windows. Segmental-headed door openings with rendered reveals, timber doorcases, panelled doors and plain or replacement fanlights. Acanthus-leaf console brackets to doorcases of Nos 17, 18 and 19. Cobweb fanlight and wrought-iron boot-scraper to No. 19. Round cast-iron coal-hole covers to terrace are situated in road. Square-shaped coal-hole cover to exterior of No. 12. Granite kerbstones to concrete pavement. Steel gates and timber soffit to square-headed integral carriage-arch opening. Concrete block boundary walls with gate openings bound sites to laneway at rear.

Appraisal

This group of nine terraced houses forms an historic streetscape along the north side of Summer Street North. The houses were built to a standard design, comprising two bays and two storeys over basements. Although many have lost original features, a number of good doorcases and timber sash windows survive along the terrace. The end house, No. 19, is a particularly notable example. This rendered house has six-over-six pane timber sliding sash windows and a segmental-headed door opening with an attractive lead cobweb fanlight and decorative doorcase. The houses of the terrace retain their cast-iron coal covers which unusually, are set within the roadway rather than the pavement. That of No. 12 is a very rare example within Dublin City of a square-shaped cover. The terrace still makes an important contribution to the scale and character of the street.