Survey Data

Reg No




Categories of Special Interest

Architectural, Artistic

Original Use


In Use As



1810 - 1830


316621, 233167

Date Recorded


Date Updated



Terraced two-bay four-storey over basement townhouse, built c. 1820. Now in use as offices. M-profile pitched slate roof set behind parapet wall with moulded granite coping. Shouldered brick chimneystacks with lipped clay pots to the south. Buff brick walls laid in Flemish bond with cement pointing, rebuilt in red brick on rear third floor. Painted moulded granite plinth course over painted ruled-and-lined rendered basement wall. Gauged brick square-headed window openings, single round-headed to second floor rear, with painted granite sills, patent reveals and replacement timber sash windows; three-over-three to the third floor, six-over-six to the remainder; two-over-two and eight-over-eight to rear. Decorative cast-iron balconettes to the first floor and glazed door opening to the former basement window opening with sliding metal grille affixed. Gauged brick round-headed door opening with painted masonry Ionic portico comprising square-headed door opening with flat-roofed dentilled entablature supported on two pairs of Ionic columns sharing bases and original spoked timber fanlight over. Replacement timber panelled door opening onto sandstone paved platform and granite steps. Platform and basement enclosed by original wrought and cast-iron railings set on painted granite plinth wall with steel steps providing access to the basement, modern casements to wall beneath platform. Forming part of a continuous terrace of former townhouses lining the west side of Fitzwilliam Street Upper. Three-storey flat-roof extension and steel fire escape abutting to rear elevation.


A handsome terraced early-nineteenth century former townhouse retaining its original façade composition and much historic external fabric, including well-executed ironwork. The granite dressings contrast with the mellow brick, adding colour and textural interest. The portico doorcase is an unusual feature on the street. The house forms part of a long terrace of former residences and contributes significantly to the coherent appearance of the streetscape in the heart of the south Georgian core.