Survey Data

Reg No

50930235


Rating

Regional


Categories of Special Interest

Architectural, Artistic


Original Use

House


In Use As

Apartment/flat (converted)


Date

1820 - 1830


Coordinates

316358, 232995


Date Recorded

16/09/2015


Date Updated

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Description

Terraced two-bay four-storey over basement former townhouse, built c. 1825, with two-stage return to rear (south). Now in use as flats. M-profiled roof, hipped to east of rear span, concealed by brick parapet with granite coping, replacement brick chimneystacks with lipped clay pots to west party wall. Parapet gutters and cast-iron downpipe to west-end of principal elevation (north). Refaced red-brick walling laid in Flemish bond over ruled-and-lined rendered basement, beneath granite stringcourse. Smooth rendered walls to rear (south). Square-headed window openings with brick voussoirs, patent reveals and granite sills. Generally original six-over-six sliding timber sash windows, three-over-three to third floor and ten-over-ten to basement. Round-headed door opening to principal elevation with moulded reveals, brick voussoirs and engaged Ionic columns supporting fluted frieze and cornice surmounted by plain fanlight with historic glass, over ten-panelled timber door. Granite entrance platform with cast-iron boot scraper approached by six granite steps, flanked by cast-iron railings with decorative corner posts over granite plinth, enclosing basement well to west of principal elevation (north). Coal-hole cover to pavement. Masonry steps to basement level. Possible original mews building to rear plot addressing Pembroke Place.

Appraisal

Laid out c. 1820, Pembroke Street Upper is characterised by well-proportioned late-Georgian red brick terraces which have restrained detailing and classically-styled doorcases. Despite the refacing of the principal (north) elevation, which sets it apart from the other terraces, this former townhouse retains its original fa├žade composition, historic windows and a good Neo-classical doorcase. Forming part of a terrace of similar townhouses, the building makes a positive contribution to the streetscape of Pembroke Street Upper and constitutes part of the historic Georgian core of south Dublin.