Survey Data

Reg No

50060494


Rating

Regional


Categories of Special Interest

Architectural


Original Use

House


In Use As

Apartment/flat (converted)


Date

1700 - 1920


Coordinates

315324, 234617


Date Recorded

02/09/2014


Date Updated

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Description

Terraced three-bay four-storey former red brick house, built c.1715 and refaced c.1900, with shopfront to ground floor and apartments above. Roof concealed behind brick parapet with masonry coping. Replacement uPVC rainwater goods. Red brick walling laid to English bond to upper floors. Diminishing square-headed window openings with brick voussoirs, plain reveals and granite sills, and having replacement uPVC windows throughout. Shopfront modern, although with signs of historic panelled pilasters. Separate doorway leading to flats, with four-panelled door in modern opening.

Appraisal

Dublin Civic Trust's, 'Survey of gable-fronted and other early buildings of Dublin', (2012) states 'The Victorian tenement-like appearance of this building conceals a substantial former townhouse of probable early eighteenth-century date. This is evidenced by the former angled chimneybreast in the shop unit, a closet return structure to the rear and a plan correlation with the house on Rocque’s map of 1756 - all of which suggest a formerly gable-fronted house.' A significant early building, it contributes to the historic built form of Capel Street ACA.