Survey Data

Reg No

50120251


Rating

Regional


Categories of Special Interest

Architectural, Artistic


Original Use

House


In Use As

Apartment/flat (converted)


Date

1860 - 1900


Coordinates

316774, 235648


Date Recorded

15/11/2017


Date Updated

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Description

Terraced three-bay two-storey former house over raised basement, built c. 1880 as one of four, having attic, gable-fronted porch to front (northwest) elevation, window over entrance bay stepped down from other first floor windows, and with return to rear. Now in use as apartments. Pitched slate roof with cogged brick eaves course, gabled dormer window to front roof slope with leaded cornice and decorative timber barges, shared flat-roof dormer to rear, brick chimneystack to southwest party wall with corbelled top and clay pots, and replacement uPVC rainwater goods. Porch has slate roof, timber bargeboards, battened panel and cast-iron rainwater goods. Red brick walling to front, laid in Flemish bond over rendered basement walling, and yellow brick walling to rear, laid in English garden wall bond. Square-headed window openings, triple-light with timber surround to attic to front, concrete sills to floors below, and replacement uPVC frames throughout. Square-headed doorway to porch, with carved timber cornice, replacement uPVC overlight and sidelights on red brick wall over granite plinth, and replacement door. Entrance approached by flight of nine granite steps and platform, shared with neighbour to south, having wrought-iron handrails. Cast-iron railings to basement area with decorative wrought-iron details on cut granite plinth wall, with matching gate.

Appraisal

This attractive house retains much of its original form and character and is greatly enhanced by the survival of decorative timberwork, which exhibits skilled artisanship, to the dormers and porch. These details are shared with its neighbours and help create a pleasantly cohesive terrace. The survival of the wrought-ironwork to the railings contributes to the residential character of the streetscape and provides a sense of enclosure marking the private space belonging to each house. Tall, well-detailed chimneystacks, and dormer windows, add interest to the roof line. Moulded brick detailing is used to good effect to subtly enliven the fa├žade, and places this building within a late nineteenth-century context.