J3474 : Portico, the Custom House, Belfast

taken 12 years ago, near to Belfast County Borough, Shankill, Ballymacarret, Cliftonville and Skegoneill, Northern Ireland

Portico, the Custom House, Belfast
Portico, the Custom House, Belfast
See J3474 : The Custom House, Belfast. Described by Charlie Brett as “Belfast’s finest public building and the peak of Lanyon’s achievement . . . . the portico is a fairly plain but an enormously dignified composition centred on three great round-headed windows”. The material is Glasgow freestone. J3474 : Portico, the Custom House, Belfast (2) shows a floodlit view.
The Custom House, Belfast

The Custom House was built in 1854/7 to a design by Charles Lanyon and WH Lynn. The building is rich in detail and features several ornamental heads as well as figures (designed by the architects and carved by Thomas Fitzpatrick) of Britannia flanked by Neptune and Mercury.

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Date Taken
Sunday, 31 May, 2009   (more nearby)
Monday, 1 June, 2009
Customs House   (more nearby)
Subject Location
Irish: geotagged! J 343 745 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:36.1010N 5:55.3454W
Camera Location
Irish: geotagged! J 342 745
View Direction
East-northeast (about 67 degrees)
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