Listed Status and Listability of O'Connell Avenue Buildings

Listed Status and Listability of O'Connell Avenue Buildings

Postby teak » Tue Apr 20, 2010 12:56 pm

Does anyone know what the status of O'Connell Avenue is as regards listed buildings ?
If it is all as yet unlisted, what are the criteria for obtaining listed status ?
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Re: Listed Status and Listability of O'Connell Avenue Buildings

Postby goneill » Tue Apr 20, 2010 2:00 pm

Write to LA outlining why building should be listed under one or more of eight criteria listed in para 2.5.4 of Architectural Heritage Protection Guidelines for Local Authorities (DoEHLG). Then wait. Where is O'Connell Avenue?
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Re: Listed Status and Listability of O'Connell Avenue Buildings

Postby teak » Tue Apr 20, 2010 2:15 pm

Can't wait on this !
Is there an available register in every LA planning office giving details of all listed/special conservation vale buildings ?

O'Connell Avenue = Between The Crescent and Punch's Bar en route from city centre to Regional Hospital.
Has Georgian, Victorian and Edwardian era houses.
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Re: Listed Status and Listability of O'Connell Avenue Buildings

Postby Canus » Tue Apr 20, 2010 2:22 pm

While groups of the better late 19th. C houses would merit scheduling as Protected Structures, Architectural Conservation Area status would be most appropriate means of protecting what is the fine overall quality of O Connell Avenure.
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Re: Listed Status and Listability of O'Connell Avenue Buildings

Postby saintleger » Tue Apr 20, 2010 3:38 pm

teak wrote:Can't wait on this !
Is there an available register in every LA planning office giving details of all listed/special conservation vale buildings ?

O'Connell Avenue = Between The Crescent and Punch's Bar en route from city centre to Regional Hospital.
Has Georgian, Victorian and Edwardian era houses.


Yes, is the short answer. Local Authorities are responsible for making and maintaining/updating the RPS. It's usually an appendix to the development plan. The structures are sometimes shown on the development plan maps, sometimes on a separate map.

Edit - check out appendix 2 of the Limerick City Draft Development Plan on the website - it has a list of existing protected structures, proposed deletions, and proposed additions.

http://limerickcity.ie/Planning/PDF%20DDP%20MASTER%2008.12.09%205pm.pdf
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Re: Listed Status and Listability of O'Connell Avenue Buildings

Postby CologneMike » Tue Apr 20, 2010 3:44 pm

teak wrote:Does anyone know what the status of O'Connell Avenue is as regards listed buildings ?
If it is all as yet unlisted, what are the criteria for obtaining listed status ?


Uniform Victorian / Edwardian Terraces

Alongside the general poverty in nineteenth-century Limerick there were success stories and the middle class continued to grow. Terraces and a few detached and semi-detached villas were built on roads leading out of the city such as O'Connell Avenue, South Circular Road, Ennis Road and Mulgrave Street. Usually built of brick sometimes with arched or bay windows, with brick detailing around doorcases, often with long front gardens, and usually with elaborate cast-iron railings, they displayed some of the new domestic fashions from England. However, Georgian features and un-Victorian restraint in the form of flat windows, fine joinery detailing and conservative plasterwork, remained longer in Ireland. One of the most exuberant houses, dated to 1880, is Boru House, the childhood home of the writer Kate O'Brien. It has polychromatic brick and slates, a bay window, decorative timber gates, very unusual fretwork balusters to the staircase and the sculptured O'Brien emblem - a raised arm brandishing a sword - on the front gable. In terms of style the Edwardian period, from 1890 to 1914, is a distinctive episode that is moderately well represented in Limerick. Applied to speculative housing or one-off suburban houses, the Edwardian style gave a new flavour to Victorian building types. Edwardian suburban houses on O'Connell Avenue, Ennis Road and Shelbourne Road were of broadly two types. There were those, which at three storeys and sporting an assortment of balconies, oculi, porches and timbered gables, were brashly confident and almost without direct historical reference beyond the Victorian terrace. Others with horizontal mullioned windows, steeper and sometimes multiple roofs and prominent chimneys owed much to the Arts and Crafts style with its domestic medieval roots, and appear more subtly confident. Most were large houses for the middle class, but there were enclaves of smaller houses such as the simple, symmetrically conceived Verona Esplanade off O'Connell Avenue. View Buildings

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Re: Listed Status and Listability of O'Connell Avenue Buildings

Postby teak » Tue Apr 20, 2010 4:23 pm

Thanks, folks.
Plenty to peruse there on the ACAs :) .

Perfect job that Draft Dev Plan, St Leg.
All the ammunition needed there.
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