Survey Data

Reg No

50081108


Rating

Regional


Categories of Special Interest

Architectural


Original Use

House


In Use As

Shop/retail outlet


Date

1720 - 1760


Coordinates

314672, 233761


Date Recorded

25/07/2016


Date Updated

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Description

Attached two-bay three-storey with dormer attic former house, built c. 1740, refaced c. 1890. Now in use as retail outlet and apartments. Hipped artificial slate roof, having ridge perpendicular to front and with dormer to front. Red brick parapet with granite coping and cast-iron rainwater goods. Red brick walls laid in English garden wall bond. Square-headed openings to upper floors with brick voussoirs, stone sills and uPVC windows. Full-width shopfront to ground floor, with separate access to upper floors.

Appraisal

Dublin Civic Trust's 'Survey of Gable-Fronted and Other Early Buildings of Dublin City,' 2012, states 'Laid out in the 1690s lined with terraces of probably gable-fronted houses, Meath Street was substantially rebuilt during the late nineteenth and early twentieth-centuries. This former townhouse remains as one of the few possible survivors from this early period. Although refaced during the late nineteenth-century, the building retains the diminutive proportions and fa├žade composition of a former gabled house, as well as a relatively steeply pitched roof and rear elevation fenestration characteristic of the early eighteenth-century.'