Categories of Special Interest
In Use As
1835 - 1845
Terraced two-bay four-storey former townhouse over basement, built c. 1840, with return to rear. Now in use as offices. Mansard-style hipped roof (remodelled) with terracotta ridge tiles, velux windows and gabled dormer to south, concealed by ashlar granite parapet with moulded cornice and coping. Pair of brick chimneys to north party wall with clay pots, parapet gutters and cast-iron rainwater goods to rear. Red brick walls in Flemish bond, rusticated granite walling to ground floor level over rendered basement with offset granite stringcourse. Square-headed window openings with brick voussoirs, patent reveals, projecting granite sills, and six-over-six timber sashes with horns. Cast-iron guard rails affixed to sills of second floor openings, decorative balconettes to surrounds of first floor openings. Metal grille affixed to reveals of basement window and replacement one-over-one timber sash. Round-headed opening to principal (east) elevation with pole-moulded rendered reveals, projecting di-style Doric columned entablature, decorative leaded glass fanlight and six-panelled timber beaded muntin door with brass furniture. Granite entrance platform accessed via five steps. Original cast-iron railings to basement well affixed to granite plinth, replacement steel steps to basement level. Coal-hole cover to pavement. Attached gable-fronted three-bay two-storey former mews building to rear (west), on Kingram Place, acting as central focus of mews terrace, extensively remodelled and extended during the twentieth-century (or rebuilt entirely).
This Georgian-style terraced townhouse was built as one of a pair with No. 41 (50930206) to the south. Characterised by restrained detailing, vertical massing and well-balanced proportions, it forms an integral part of Fitzwilliam Place. The retention of the boundary cast-iron railings and curved granite steps serve to enrich and further enhance the street setting. The appearance of the terrace has been largely retained, despite the loss of historic fabric, including some original windows and fanlights. Although the streetscape is largely cohesive in appearance, slight variations between the groups of terraces on Fitzwilliam Place is illustrative of the incremental nature of speculative development during this period. The integrity of the rear boundary walls and mews buildings has been degraded across some of the terrace, through a combination of incremental alterations and recent interventions.