Just a reminder that the Frawley's decision is due tomorrow. With any luck it will not be deferred.
Other bits n bobs on Thomas Street. The exposed gable wall of The Clock pub has been freshly coated in what appears to be a breathable lime render, on foot of the demolition of the protected Georgian building which stood on the adjacent site up to a couple of months ago. Looks like it may be like this for the long haul...
Remarkably, an application has also been lodged for the demolition of the Georgian-type building right next door to SS. Augustine and John! (no pic at present). Although its coating in a lurid layer of purple paint, atop an equally unattractive layer of render, does the building no favours, it forms part of the critcal setting of the adjacent church and the wider historic ensemble of Thomas Street. Oddly, there are no details online other than an archaeologist's report (deep breath gunter) outlining the procedures to be followed 'should the application be granted permission'. Significantly of course, the hospital and church of St. John the Baptist covered all of this general area on the north side of the street.
Meanwhile, the corner building at No. 29 next door to St. Catherine's Church is in something of a state of undress, exposing a huge Victorian timber beam above its shopfront.
When also supporting floor joists, this is not something you want getting wet.
You can also see inside one of the poor 1830s houses next to Crane Lane at the moment.
And down at No. 81, works on this Regency-era building finally appear to have resumed, after months, if not over a year, of little movement. Alas it seems large parts of the second and third floor facade require reconstruction.
This building has one of the finest domestic merchant interiors on Thomas Street, with marvellously chunky plasterwork at first floor level.
Finally, a nasty recent addition to one of the last surviving Victorian shopfronts in the entire area. Oh dear.
(and yes, the building is otherwise a complete rebuild). The foliate detailing is also sadly lost with that paint scheme.