12 Galtrim Road, Bray

12 Galtrim Rd
Modern picture of 9 Galtrim Rd
Galtrim Rd


Plan of 9 Galtrim Rd in 2007    

We were offered the use of 12 Galtrim Road, Bray, as the Rev Boyd, whom we knew, was going on a year long world trip. We agreed to pay the very reasonable rent suggested, and we took up residence there on 1st October 1919, and we later bought the house from the owners.

Terraced two-bay two-storey house, built in 1907 as part of a uniform row of thirteen properties. To the front elevation there is a full-height square bay topped with a gable. The façade is finished in brick to the ground floor level, unpainted roughcast to the upper level, and mock timber framing to the bay. The tiled pitched roof has a slight overhang with exposed rafter ends and plain bargeboards, decorative ridge tiles and a shared brick chimneystack with corbelling. The entrance consists of a semi-circular headed opening with moulded archivolt, which fronts a recessed porch, within which is a part glazed timber door screen. The windows are flat-headed and have mullioned and transomed timber frames, with casement and top-hung openings. The upper lights of the frames are filled with small panes, some leaded. Cast-iron rainwater goods. The building has a street frontage, but is separated from the street by a garden which is enclosed by a rendered and brick wall, and a decorative wrought-iron gate which has square brick piers with cement-rendered, pediment-like caps.

Well preserved Edwardian house, which forms part of one of Bray's most complete and most attractive terraces.

Charles William Grant