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Architectural Information
  • Building type: Parliament Building
  • Date of construction: 1927
  • Architect: Arnold Thornley
  • Listing: B+
  • HB/SMR Ref: HB26/13/013
  • 2nd Survey by EHS: No
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Parliament House, Upper Newtownards Road, Belfast

Belfast City

Parliament House, Upper Newtownards Road, Belfast

Large, Neo-Classical, 4 storey plus attic and basement, building, oblong in plan. Central full height portico with attic storey rising above portico. Ground floor has square rusticated columns supporting 6 giant Ionic columns and pediment. First floor forms a balcony with balustrade between the Ionic columns. Ground floor generally is in rusticated stonework. Symmetrical in design with side entrances in East and West elevations. Set on granite plinth

Building Stone Information

Stone Type Category: Limestone
Primary Stone Type: Portland Limestone
Secondary Stone Type: Mourne Granite
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Stonework Construction: Regular-coursed plain ashlar
Stonework Condition: Limestone is in reasonably good condition with some mild surface dissolution and occasional pitting
Condition Assessment (QUB): 1


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