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Georgian Townhouses

The type of building which most characterises the Georgian period is the townhouse, joined end to end to create terraces, as seen all over Dublin. It is the marching urban terrace and its various derivatives that is the Georgian period’s greatest contribution to the street architecture of Dublin. Often designed to last only the length of a lease of 99 years, with wall depths of little more than a brick and a half deep, it is remarkable that so many of these houses have survived into the 21st century and have retained their appeal as the most desirable period residences in the city.

The distinctive, repeating house module of mellowed brick, airy sash windows, heavy panelled door and delicately glazed semicircular fanlight has become characteristic of Dublin.