Survey Data

Reg No

50070185


Rating

Regional


Categories of Special Interest

Architectural Social


Original Use

House


In Use As

Public house


Date

1840 - 1880


Coordinates

314429, 234776


Date Recorded

13/10/2012


Date Updated

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Description

Attached four-bay three-storey house, built c.1860, having shopfront to ground floor, now in use as public house. M-profile pitched slate roof with terracotta ridge tiles, red brick end chimneystacks, raised red brick parapet wall having granite coping and red brick cornice to front (west) elevation. Cast-iron rainwater goods. Red brick walls laid in Flemish bond, red brick string course. Segmental-arched window openings, granite sills, red brick voussoirs and replacement uPVC windows. Red brick sill course to second floor. Shopfront comprising carved cornice and name fascia with gilt lettering, flanked by decorative scrolled consoles, with later pilasters flanking square-headed window and door openings.

Appraisal

The subtle window placement on this building gives a pleasing rhythm to the façade, enlivened by brick string courses and cornice. The brightly coloured brick contrasts pleasingly with the handmade bricks of the older building to the south. Although it has lost its original windows, the building retains its original form, and the pubfront indicates its commercial character. Stoneybatter was one of the principle routes to Smithfield Market in the nineteenth century, and in 1862 this was one of several grocers, spirit dealers and provision dealers on the street.