Went back into the piaware-config.txt and saw the default gateway was not pointing to my address. I'd set the static ip to the correct address but overlooked the one default (wired-gateway) that was not matched to my system. Changed that and rebooted, Now reconnected and all appears to be well.
It's usually some small pesky detail one overlooks. A second set of eyes or poster can be invaluable.
We have all been there, done that (or will soon), got the t-shirt stained.