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Stormont Castle

  •   Stormont Estate, Upper Newtownards Road, Belfast

Scottish Baronial style castle which is an 1858 re-working of original. Main face 3 storeys high and 8 bays wide. Centre of main face has a 2 storey canted bay window, rest of windows square-topped sashes, with bartizan turrets at either end. Taller tower at East end with large door surround and balustrade on top, turrets on tower corners, crow-stepped castellation and 3 rounded arch windows at top. Gryphons holding shields at either side of the main staircase.

Stone Information

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  • Stonework Construction:
    Un-coursed rock-faced
  • Stonework Condition:
    Sandstone blockwork is in reasonable condition but with some evidence of isolated stone block deterioration and surface loss through scaling, flaking and granular disintegration.
  • 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:
    Thomas Turner (LA)
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