J3474 : Britannia, the Custom House, Belfast

taken 7 years ago, near to Belfast County Borough, Shankill, Ballymacarret, Cliftonville and Skegoneill, Northern Ireland

Britannia, the Custom House, Belfast
Britannia, the Custom House, Belfast
Britannia, carved by Thomas Fitzpatrick, in the pediment on the eastern side of the Custom House, facing Donegall Quay.
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, 13 July, 2014   (more nearby)
Sunday, 13 July, 2014
Geographical Context
Public buildings and spaces 
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Subject Location
Irish: geotagged! J 343 745 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:36.1011N 5:55.3547W
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Irish: geotagged! J 343 746
View Direction
West-southwest (about 247 degrees)
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Custom House  Pediment  Architectural Detail  Thomas Fitzpatrick (Sculptor)  Britannia  Lanyon  WH Lynn (Architect)  Donegall Quay 

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