Survey Data

Reg No

50060490


Rating

Regional


Categories of Special Interest

Architectural Archaeological


Original Use

House


In Use As

Apartment/flat (converted)


Date

1690 - 1730


Coordinates

315251, 234765


Date Recorded

14/10/2014


Date Updated

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Description

Terraced two-bay four-storey former house, possibly built c.1710. Refaced c.1960, with apartments to upper floors and commercial use to ground floor, with replacement timber shopfront. Replacement hipped slate roof with angled ridge and hip tiles, concealed by rendered parapet with granite coping. Parapet gutters. Unpainted rendered walling to upper floors. Square-headed window openings, diminishing in size to top floor, with plain reveals, granite sills, and replacement tripartite six-over-six pane timber sliding sash windows with two-over-two sidelights. Ground floor has square-headed entrance doorway, having moulded reconstituted stone surround with decorative key block, and replacement panelled timber door. Known from a 1995 survey to have retained a closed string staircase of c.1730 with square newels, barley sugar balusters and moulded timber handrail. Neoclassical decoration of c.1790 to arched window.

Appraisal

Dublin Civic Trust's 'Survey of Gable-Fronted and Other Early Buildings of Dublin' states, 'Despite the unassuming mid twentieth-century appearance of this building, the fa├žade is documented to conceal an important early eighteenth-century house behind, likely the large plot depicted by Rocque in 1756.' Together with the neighbouring building, the pair is an interesting addition to the street's historic character.