J3474 : The Custom House, Belfast (detail)

taken 14 years ago, near to Shankill, Belfast County Borough, Ballymacarret, Cliftonville and Skegoneill, Northern Ireland

The Custom House, Belfast (detail)
The Custom House, Belfast (detail)
The Custom House was built in 1854-57 to a design by Charles Lanyon. The area is not noted for its bearing qualities and substantial work was undertaken recently to secure the building. This pediment (on the Donegall Quay side) to a design by Thomas Fitzpatrick, depicts Britannia flanked by a lion and unicorn with Neptune and Mercury and includes symbols of trade. It is protected, against the attentions of pigeons and starlings, by a fine mesh.
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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Sunday, 28 January, 2007   (more nearby)
Sunday, 28 January, 2007
Offices > Offices   (more nearby)
Subject Location
Irish: geotagged! J 343 746 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:36.1116N 5:55.3356W
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Irish: geotagged! J 343 746
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WEST (about 270 degrees)
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