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Ross’s Auction Rooms

  •   22 May Street/37-39 Montgomery Street, Belfast

Classical style, 2 storey, 10 bay building with basement, built in red-brick with stone dressings. Central shouldered doorway with light and flower shaped window above in large stone surround with pilasters (Venetian capitals) and balustrade. Square-topped windows in basement, lightly rounded on ground floor, and paired rounded windows on first floor. Pediment on gable centre with burning bush carving and “ardens sed virens”, giving a hint of original use as Presbyterian offices and assembly rooms.

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    Coursed plain ashlar
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    Sandstone is generally in good condition but deterioration is present at the corners and edges of blocks due to the use of hard cement mortar.
  • 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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