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Parliament House

  •   Upper Newtownards Road, Belfast

Large, Neo-Classical, 4 storey plus attic and basement, building, oblong in plan. Central full height portico with attic storey rising above portico. Ground floor has square rusticated columns supporting 6 giant Ionic columns and pediment. First floor forms a balcony with balustrade between the Ionic columns. Ground floor generally is in rusticated stonework. Symmetrical in design with side entrances in East and West elevations. Set on granite plinth.

Stone Information

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  • Stonework Construction:
    Regular-coursed plain ashlar
  • Stonework Condition:
    Limestone is in reasonably good condition with some mild surface dissolution and occasional pitting.
  • 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:
    Arnold Thornley
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