UNUSUAL DOOR 47 MIDDLE ABBEY STREET DUBLIN

UNUSUAL DOOR 47 MIDDLE ABBEY STREET DUBLIN

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Abbey Street Middle suffered much destruction during the 1916 Rising with this early Georgian house being one of a handful of survivors, now set among largely early twentieth-century commercial buildings. Retaining a wealth of interesting original fabric and a very good Doric doorcase, this house has added significance for being a reminder of the early Georgian residential character of the Abbey Street area, which has mostly been lost. The house adds to the variety of building types that make up this historic streetscape.

The door is described as follows: Round-headed door opening with painted stone pedimented Doric doorcase. Original timber door with six raised-and-fielded panels and applied metal door furniture. Door flanked by Doric pilasters on raised plinth blocks supporting pulvinated entablature to open pediment housing fanlight on lintel cornice with later webbed ironwork. Door opens onto tiled platform and two tiled steps enclosed to east by replacement iron railing. Basement area to west enclosed by original wrought-iron railing on granite plinth wall.

UNUSUAL DOOR ON MIDDLE ABBEY STREET
UNUSUAL DOOR ON MIDDLE ABBEY STREET

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