Survey Data

Reg No




Categories of Special Interest

Architectural, Artistic

Original Use


In Use As



1830 - 1850


316941, 233125

Date Recorded


Date Updated



Attached two-bay four-storey former house over basement, built c. 1840 as one of pair (Nos. 19-20) within longer row of similar houses, with two and three-storey return to north end of rear. Now in commercial office use. M-profile roof, hipped to north end, having rebuilt brick parapet with masonry coping and parapet gutters. Shouldered brick chimneystacks to south. Shared aluminium downpipe. Flemish bond red brick walling, with wigged pointing, on painted granite plinth course over painted ruled-and-lined rendered basement walling. Square-headed window openings, diminishing in height to upper floors, with masonry sills, painted rendered reveals and brick voussoirs. Timber sliding sashes, three-over-three pane to top floor, six-over-six pane to second floor and ten-over-ten pane to basement, all having simple convex horns, and one-over-one pane to middle floors with profiled horns. Decorative cast-iron balconettes to first floor and wrought-iron window-guards to second and top floors. Timber sash windows to rear, three-over-three pane to top floor, south bay having eight-over-eight pane window to second floor and tripartite six-over-six pane below. Round-headed doorway with painted moulded surround and masonry doorcase comprising pro-style Ionic columns supporting plain entablature with peacock's tail fanlight and six-panel timber door with beaded muntin and brass furniture. Granite entrance platform with remnants of decorative cast-iron boot-scrape and four bull-nosed granite steps. Decorative cast-iron railings on moulded granite plinth enclosing basement area. Cast-iron gate and concrete steps lead down to basement. Yard to rear, with modernized two-storey rubble stone mews building to rear of plot.


A mid-nineteenth-century row house built in the Georgian style, displaying well-balanced proportions and the graded fenestration pattern, typical of the period. The house, along with the wider terrace and row, is attractive and relatively well-retained with original features, including a good Ionic doorcase and fanlight. The decorative balconettes further enhance the facade. The intact setting, with decorative railings and boot-scrape, contributes to the character of the streetscape and also to the wider historic core of south Dublin city. Linking Mount Street Crescent to Lower Baggot Street, this street was laid out by Sydney Herbert from the early 1830s.