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News Letter Office

  •   55-59 Donegall Street, Belfast

High Victorian Gothic style, 7 bay, 3 storey plus attic building. Shouldered doorway in centre with narrow Corinthian columns and balcony above (with pointed arch window and surround). Shouldered windows on ground floor with narrow Corinthian pilasters between. Pointed arch windows on first floor with Y-tracery and Corinthian columns, carved head plaques above windows. Small octagonal tower in centre of roof, dormer either side with pointed arch double windows.

Stone Information

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  • Stonework Construction:
    Coursed plain ashlar
  • 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.
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Architect Information

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  • Architect:
    William Hastings
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