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In Use As
1845 - 1865
Terraced two-bay two-storey former house over raised basement, built c. 1855, as one of terrace of eleven. Return to rear. Now in use as apartments. Pitched slate roof, with brick chimneystacks having terracotta pots, partly concealed behind parapet with cut granite coping. Shared cast-iron rainwater goods. Brown brick, laid in Flemish bond, to wall to front (south) elevation, having cut granite plinth course over coursed rubble limestone wall to basement. Square-headed window openings with granite sills, rendered reveals and replacement windows. Elliptical-headed door opening having moulded render surround. Timber doorcase comprising Corinthian columns supporting stepped cornice. Leaded cobweb fanlight. Timber panelled door with brass details. Granite platform and nosed steps flanked by cast-iron railings on cut granite plinth walls. Square-headed door opening having recent door to basement.
A well-proportioned house retaining historic features including a well-executed doorcase and granite dressings. Its fine railings are testament to the quality of Victorian mass-produced ironwork, and add to both the setting of the house and the character to the streetscape. Built for the growing middle class, its classically-influenced style denoted respectability. Up to the early 1840s the area that now comprises Grantham Street was still largely greenfield. However suburb development soon followed, and P. Monks was building on the street in the late 1850s. In 1862, Thom's Almanac noted that a number of houses were still being built on the street at the time. It also listed a broad range of residents including a professor of music, secretary of Army Medical Board, toothbrush maker, manufacturer, and curate.