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Architectural Information
  • Building type: Offices
  • Date of construction: 1874
  • Architect: William Hastings
  • Listing: B1
  • HB/SMR Ref: HB26/50/059
  • 2nd Survey by EHS: No
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News Letter Office, 55-59 Donegall Street, Belfast

Belfast City

News Letter Office, 55-59 Donegall Street, Belfast

High Victorian Gothic style, 7 bay, 3 storey plus attic building. Shouldered doorway in centre with narrow Corinthian columns and balcony above (with pointed arch window and surround). Shouldered windows on ground floor with narrow Corinthian pilasters between. Pointed arch windows on first floor with Y-tracery and Corinthian columns, carved head plaques above windows. Small octagonal tower in centre of roof, dormer either side with pointed arch double windows

Building Stone Information

Stone Type Category: Buff-Pink Sandstone
Primary Stone Type: Giffnock Sandstone
Secondary Stone Type:
Other Stone Type: Polished Black Granite
Replacement Stone Type:
Stonework Construction: Coursed 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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