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Architectural Information
  • Building type: Commercial
  • Date of construction: 1869
  • Architect: Lanyon, Lynn & Lanyon
  • Listing: A
  • HB/SMR Ref: HB26/50/015
  • 2nd Survey by EHS: No
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Former Water Office (Marks & Spencer), 1 Donegall Square North, Belfast, BT1 5GB

Belfast City

Former Water Office (Marks & Spencer), 1 Donegall Square North, Belfast, BT1 5GB

Italian Gothic style 4 storey building with side tower on East façade. Tooled ashlar sandstone quoins and details on doors/windows, stone cornice. Originally had steep pitched roof with dormers and large stone chimneys, all lost in 1941 blitz. Originally Richardson Sons and Owden’s warehouse, later the Water Office and now Marks and Spencers

Building Stone Information

Stone Type Category: Red Sandstone
Primary Stone Type: Ballochmoyle Sandstone
Secondary Stone Type: Newry Granodiorite
Other Stone Type:
Replacement Stone Type: Locharbriggs Sandstone
Stonework Construction: Regular-coursed tooled & 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): 1


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