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Architectural Information
  • Building type: Offices
  • Date of construction: 1854
  • Architect: Lanyon, Lynn & Lanyon
  • Listing: A
  • HB/SMR Ref: HB26/50/062
  • 2nd Survey by EHS: No
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Custom House, Custom House Square, Belfast

Belfast City

Custom House, Custom House Square, Belfast

Two storey over basement, plus attic, Italian Renaissance Palazzo of Giffnock Sandstone on a deep battered plinth. Upper floors plain ashlar with diamond pointed quoin stones. On an E-shaped plan enclosing an elevated courtyard reached by a flight of stairs between a balustraded screen wall. River frontage has a central advanced bay and pediment with tympanum carving. Round headed windows on ground floor with pedimented ones above

Building Stone Information

Stone Type Category: Buff-Pink Sandstone
Primary Stone Type: Giffnock Sandstone
Secondary Stone Type: Newry Granodiorite
Other Stone Type:
Replacement Stone Type: Dunhouse Sandstone
Stonework Construction: Regular-coursed ashlar
Stonework Condition: Stonework is now in good condition, however this is due to the large amount of stone replacement carried out as part of restoration works in recent years
Condition Assessment (QUB): 1


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