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Belfast Castle

  •   Antrim Road, Belfast

Scottish Baronial style castle, 3 storey plus basement and attic. Scrabo Sandstone with Giffnock dressings and a rock-faced basalt plinth. 1894 Italian style serpentine staircase to garden front. NW corner has substantial 5 storey plus attic ‘tower house’ with corner turrets, machicolation and stepped gables.

Stone Information

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  • Stonework Construction:
    Un-coursed rock-faced rubble
  • Stonework Condition:
    Sandstone blockwork is in reasonable condition but with some evidence of isolated stone block deterioration and surface loss through flaking and granular disintegration.
  • Condition Assessment (QUB):
    Stage 1 – A façade in this condition will only require localised remedial treatment concentrating on individual blocks. Stage 1 classification may also indicate that no intervention is needed with only periodic re-assessment of the façade is recommended.

Architect Information

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  • Architect:
    John Lanyon
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  • HB/SMR Ref:
    HB26/51/001 A
  • 2nd survey by EHS: