J3474 : Wall protection, Belfast

near to Shankill, Belfast County Borough, Cliftonville, Skegoneill and Ballymacarret, Ireland

Wall protection, Belfast
Wall protection, Belfast
Some Victorian Belfast buildings, with gated yards, have fixtures similar (but of a different shape) to this. Iíll guess that they were intended to protect the wall from damage by the wheels of horse-drawn carts. This one is on a former warehouse (now offices) in Hill Street (Henry Street on the Google map). Continue to J3374 : Wall protection, Belfast (2).
Corner, wall and gate protection,Northern Ireland

Usually metal attachments, often conical or spherical, dating mainly from the era of the horse cart and the early motor lorry. Many cast by local foundries.
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Sunday, 12 July, 2009   (more nearby)
Sunday, 12 July, 2009
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Irish: geotagged! J 340 747 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:36.1701N 5:55.6019W
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Irish: geotagged! J 340 747
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