Survey Data

Reg No




Categories of Special Interest

Architectural, Social

Historical Use


In Use As



1900 - 1910


314187, 233954

Date Recorded


Date Updated



Detached five-bay four-storey house over basement, built c.1905, having full-height return with full-height bowed bay to rear (north) elevation. Now in use as offices. Pitched roof with red brick chimneystacks having clay chimney pots, raised parapet, granite cornice to front (south) elevation and cast-iron rainwater goods. Red brick walls laid in Flemish bond with carved granite platband to front and east elevations, set over rusticated render to ground floor to front, and render plinth course over rusticated render to basement level. Rendered wall to upper floor to east elevation, lined-and-ruled render to lower floors to west elevation. Carved brick string course to west elevation. Square-headed window openings with painted masonry sills, raised render reveals and timber sash windows, three-over-three pane to third floor, six-over-six pane to first and second floors. Round-headed window openings to ground floor with rusticated render voussoirs, painted masonry sills and ten-over-six pane timber sash windows. Square-headed window openings with steel grilles to basement. Elliptical-headed door opening with painted masonry doorcase comprising Tuscan columns supporting triangular pediment, surrounding square-headed door opening with timber panelled door approached by nosed granite steps. Sidelights having timber-framed windows with decorative render sills and risers. Wrought-iron railings on carved granite plinth walls flanking steps and enclosing basement area to front, with matching gates to basement area.


Thom’s Directory indicates that this building was constructed or renovated in the early years of the twentieth century, replacing an earlier building on the site, as part of the ongoing expansion of the Guinness Brewery. Many of the features of its neighbour to the west are repeated here, providing a pleasing sense of uniformity to the streetscape. Its regularity of design and proportion enhances the symmetry of the façade, with a well-executed central doorcase providing a decorative focus. Rusticated render at ground floor level adds interest to the façade, providing textural and visual variation.