Survey Data

Reg No

50910184


Rating

Regional


Categories of Special Interest

Architectural


Original Use

House


Historical Use

Shop/retail outlet


In Use As

Shop/retail outlet


Date

1790 - 1830


Coordinates

315978, 234031


Date Recorded

24/09/2015


Date Updated

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Description

Attached three-bay four-storey former house, built c. 1810, with irregular plan reflecting location at bend in street line, and having recent shopfront to ground floor. Now in retail use. M-profile roof, concealed behind brick parapet with masonry coping, and having concealed rainwater goods, and buff brick chimneystack to northwest party wall with lipped yellow clay pots. Red brick walling, laid in Flemish bond, over rendered plinth, with pattress plates to upper floors. Square-headed window openings, diminishing to upper floors, with mainly granite and some concrete sills, patent reveals, brick voussoirs and replacement one-over-one pane timber sliding sash windows with ogee horns. Ground floor interior modernized.

Appraisal

Likely a house that was modified for commercial use (at least on the ground floor) around the early to mid-nineteenth century. Despite refacing work and the insertion of a replacement shopfront, the original domestic plot size and fenestration pattern are retained. The restrained fa├žade and balanced proportions provide a contrast with the eclecticism of nearby buildings, erected around the turn of the twentieth century, serving to diversify the streetscape within this architectural conservation area. The retention of timber sash windows enhances this building, which stands opposite the side of Trinity College.