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Custom House

  •   Custom House Square, Belfast

Two storey over basement, plus attic, Italian Renaissance Palazzo of Giffnock Sandstone on a deep battered plinth. Upper floors plain ashlar with diamond pointed quoin stones. On an E-shaped plan enclosing an elevated courtyard reached by a flight of stairs between a balustraded screen wall. River frontage has a central advanced bay and pediment with tympanum carving. Round headed windows on ground floor with pedimented ones above.

Stone Information

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  • Stonework Construction:
    Regular-coursed ashlar
  • Stonework Condition:
    Stonework is now in good condition, however this is due to the large amount of stone replacement carried out as part of restoration works in recent years.
  • 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.
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Architect Information

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  • Architect:
    Lanyon & Lynn
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