J3474 : Former Ulster Bank, Belfast (detail)

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

Former Ulster Bank, Belfast  (detail)
Former Ulster Bank, Belfast (detail)
The head office of the Ulster Bank, at the corner of Waring Street and Skipper Street, was completed in 1860 to the design of James Hamilton of Glasgow. It is, unfortunately, next to impossible to photograph unless using a camera with movements. This is the pediment showing Britannia attended by Justice and Commerce. The bank has moved to new offices J3374 : Former Methodist church, Belfast more in keeping with the 21st century. The building is now a hotel. Continue to J3474 : Ornamental ironwork, Belfast.
Former Ulster Bank head office, Belfast

The Victorian era saw an enormous growth in many aspects of Belfast life population, housing, linen, shipbuilding, engineering, financial services and education all of which were of great benefit to the local architects. Many must have been fair scunnered when the Glasgow architect James Hamilton was commissioned to design the new Ulster Bank head office in Waring Street. His design epitomises the extravagance typical of that period.
It was completed in 1860 but unfortunately on a cramped site in one of the original streets of what had once been Belfast dockland. Now a hotel.
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Wednesday, 25 April, 2007   (more nearby)
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Irish: geotagged! J 341 745 [100m precision]
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