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Main Library, Queen’s University Belfast

  •   University Square, BT7 1LS

Gothic style library with church type detailing e.g. gargoyles for waterspouts, rose windows, mixed with classical columns on lower windows. Brick construction with limestone used on window surrounds, doors and gables. Sandstone lower string course/plinth. Giffnock Sandstone also on some windows/string courses. Plinth changes from Scrabo to basalt. String course above plinth is red sandstone (Scottish?). Other string courses, window surrounds, and carved detail are in English Lower Jurassic Limestone.

Stone Information

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  • Stonework Construction:
    Plain ashlar
  • Stonework Condition:
    Stonework is in good general condition with minimal evidence of deterioration through some surface roughening of isolated sandstone blocks. Weathering of some decorative stonework has resulted in 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:
    Lanyon, Lynn & Lanyon
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