Survey Data

Reg No




Categories of Special Interest

Architectural, Artistic

Original Use


In Use As

Apartment/flat (converted)


1890 - 1890


316045, 236302

Date Recorded


Date Updated



Corner-sited end-of-terrace two-bay three-storey house, built c. 1895, having canted single-storey bay to front (east) elevation and single-storey return to rear with enclosed yard. Now in use as apartments. U-plan pitched slate roof with angled black ridge tiles, two red brick chimneystacks to south elevation with yellow clay pots, and half-round cast-iron rainwater goods supported on cogged yellow and black brick eaves course. Red brick walling, laid in Flemish bond, over granite plinth course. Segmental-headed window openings with polychrome brick voussoirs, granite sills (continuous to canted-bay) and replacement uPVC windows. Round-headed doorway with polychrome brick voussoirs, timber doorcase comprising panelled pilasters with replacement drop brackets, timber cornice, plain fanlight, and timber bolection-moulded four-panel door with beaded muntin and brass furniture. One nosed granite step accessed by concrete path with rope-moulded concrete edging set back behind gravelled front garden, latter bounded by wrought-iron railings with cast-iron finials on cut granite plinth, with cast-iron pedestrian gate. Located on tree-lined section of Drumcondra Road.


This well-built end-of-terrace house is part of a group of late nineteenth-century houses on the west side of Drumcondra Road set back behind a tree-lined buffer that separates them from the busy main thoroughfare. The terrace steps along the slight rise in topography and is distinguished by an attractive street frontage ornamented by a lively palette of red, yellow and black brick, and good-quality gauged brick detailing. The group was laid out in the late nineteenth century as part of the suburban expansion of Drumcondra and is typical of the development that characterizes the area, driven by speculative development by builders who often constructed small groups of terraced houses, resulting in subtle variety of proportions, materials and detailing. This group presents similar characteristics to buildings on t Alphonsus Road, suggesting the same developer was responsible.