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Belfast Charitable Institution

  •   Clifton Street, Belfast

Irish Georgian style group with central 2 storey pedimented red-brick block flanked by single storey wings with gabled end pavilions. Central tall octagonal stone tower and spire. Sash windows with stone cills and central pedimented entrance doorcase with attached Doric columns at head of stone steps. Robert Joy drew up plans after competition entries were rejected. Board member John Kennedy of Cultra offered free stone and sand from his estate quarry. Front range was extended to sides (1821 & 1825) and rear (1867 & 1871).

Stone Information

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  • Stonework Construction:
    Brick with sandstone dressing
  • Stonework Condition:
    Sandstone blockwork is in reasonable condition but with evidence on all façades of surface roughening with examples of individual blocks showing evidence of surface deterioration and loss of definition.
  • Condition Assessment (QUB):
    Stage 2 – Section specific remedial action is required but the extent of intervention should be limited because of the lack of distant involvement within façade boundaries.
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Architect Information

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  • Architect:
    Robert Joy
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