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Architectural Information
  • Building type: Residential Home
  • Date of construction: 1771
  • Architect: Robert Joy
  • Listing: A
  • HB/SMR Ref: HB26/49/001
  • 2nd Survey by EHS: No
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Belfast Charitable Institution, Clifton Street, Belfast

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Belfast Charitable Institution, Clifton Street, Belfast

Irish Georgian style group with central 2 storey pedimented red-brick block flanked by 1 storey wings with gabled end pavilions. Central tall octagonal stone tower and spire. Sash windows with stone cills and central pedimented entrance doorcase with attached Doric columns at head of stone steps. Robert Joy drew up plans after competition entries were rejected. Board member John Kennedy of Cultra offered free stone and sand from his estate quarry. Front range was extended to sides (1821 & 1825) and rear (1867 & 1871)

Building Stone Information

Stone Type Category: Buff-Pink Sandstone
Primary Stone Type: Dungannon Sandstone
Secondary Stone Type: Scrabo Sandstone
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Stonework Construction: Brick with sandstone dressing
Stonework Condition: Sandstone blockwork is in reasonable condition but with evidence on all fa├žades of surface roughening with examples of individual blocks showing evidence of surface deterioration and loss of definition.
Condition Assessment (QUB): 2


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