Survey Data

Reg No

50100538


Rating

Regional


Categories of Special Interest

Architectural, Artistic


Original Use

House


In Use As

Office


Date

1800 - 1820


Coordinates

316815, 233392


Date Recorded

31/05/2016


Date Updated

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Description

Attached three-bay four-storey former house over basement, built c. 1810 as one of pair with No. 1, having recent single and two-storey returns to rear, latter shared with No. 3. Now in office use. Pitched artificial slate roof, having rendered shared chimneystacks with octagonal yellow clay pots, roof concealed by parapet with masonry coping, parapet gutters with shared cast-iron downpipe and hopper, and with replacement uPVC rainwater goods to rear. Brown brick Flemish bond walling on painted masonry plinth course over painted ruled-and-lined rendered basement walling; smooth rendered walling to mainly blank rear elevation. Square-headed window openings with painted masonry sills, patent reveals and brick voussoirs. Timber sliding sash windows, diminishing in height to upper floors, six-over-six pane replacements with horns to ground second floors, six-over-six pane hornless to second floor, nine-over-six pane hornless to first floor, recent bipartite timber casements to top floor and replacement uPVC to basement with painted wrought-iron grille. Replacement three-over-three pane timber sliding sash windows to top floor at rear. Round-headed doorcase with moulded surround, slender panelled pilasters flanking square-headed door opening with foliate console brackets, diamond leaded sidelights over panelled stall-risers, plain frieze and cornice, decorative cobweb fanlight and replacement timber panelled door. Paved granite entrance platform with one step to street. Basement area enclosed by wrought-iron railings with decorative cast-iron posts on moulded granite plinth.

Appraisal

A late Georgian row house, built as one of a group of four. The front elevations of the terrace exhibit well-balanced proportions and fenestration grading typical of the period, while the restrained fa├žades are enlivened by cast-iron balconettes, intact setting features and good doorcases. This house has a relatively modest doorcase with a fine cobweb fanlight. It makes a strong contribution to the cohesive character of Mount Street Upper and the wider architectural heritage of south Dublin city. The street was built 1790-1834, the variations in the streetscape are indicative of the piecemeal nature of its construction, the north side being notably less grand than the south. The east end of the street is effectively terminated by St. Stephen's Church, creating an interesting centrepiece and terminating one of the key vistas of Georgian Dublin.