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Architectural Information
  • Building type: Castle
  • Date of construction: 1868
  • Architect: John Lanyon
  • Listing: B+
  • HB/SMR Ref: HB26/51/001
  • 2nd Survey by EHS: No
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Belfast Castle, Antrim Road, Belfast

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Belfast Castle, Antrim Road, Belfast

Scottish Baronial style castle, 3 storey plus basement and attic. Scrabo Sandstone with Giffnock dressings and a rock-faced basalt plinth. 1894 Italian style serpentine staircase to garden front. NW corner has substantial 5 storey plus attic ‘tower house’ with corner turrets, machicolation and stepped gables

Building Stone Information

Stone Type Category: Buff-Pink Sandstone
Primary Stone Type: Scrabo Sandstone
Secondary Stone Type: Giffnock Sandstone
Other Stone Type: Basalt
Replacement Stone Type: Blaxter Sandstone
Stonework Construction: Un-coursed rock-faced rubble
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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