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Architectural Information
  • Building type: Offices
  • Date of construction: 1830/1858
  • Architect: Thomas Turner
  • Listing: B+
  • HB/SMR Ref: HB26/13/014
  • 2nd Survey by EHS: No
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Stormont Castle, Stormont Estate, Upper Newtownards Road, Belfast

Belfast City

Stormont Castle, Stormont Estate, Upper Newtownards Road, Belfast

Scottish Baronial style castle which is an 1858 re-working of the original castle. 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

Building Stone Information

Stone Type Category: Buff-Pink Sandstone
Primary Stone Type: Scrabo Sandstone
Secondary Stone Type:
Other Stone Type:
Replacement Stone Type: Stanton Moor Sandstone
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): 2

 

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