J3372 : The old library, Queen's University, Belfast (1)

taken 12 years ago, near to Beal Feirste, Shankill, Belfast County Borough, Windsor and Stranmillis, Northern Ireland

The old library, Queen's University, Belfast (1)
The old library, Queen's University, Belfast (1)
See J3372 : The Old Library, Queen's University. A building of two phases. The first from Lanyon’s practice of Lanyon, Lynn and Lanyon in 1865-8 and the second in 1911-14 by WH Lynn (who was still in practice at the age of 82). Designed and built as a library, it has been described as being in “ecclesiform Gothic” ie it looks like a church.

This view is reinforced by the detail on the southern side (University Square is behind). Points to note (in this, the extension) are the elaborately-detailed chimney, the turret cum ventilator with finial (possibly intended as a lightning rod), the traceried rose window and the crosses on the apexes. Continue to J3372 : The old library, Queen's University, Belfast (2).
New School of Law, Queen's University, Belfast

The former Main Library (1967 – architect John MacGeagh) has been unused since the opening of the McClay Library J3372 : New library, Queen's University, Belfast. The proposal is that it and the Old Library will be renovated and restored as part of a new School of Law. The following is the application for planning permission “Z/2014/0013/F 23/12/2013 Queen's University Library Stack and Peter Froggatt Centre University Road/University Square BT7 1NN Queen's University Belfast main site tower redevelopment to provide a new School of Law and student cafe/amenity area incorporating the partial demolition, extension and remodelling of the former Library Stack, the recladding of the Peter Froggartt Centre, the linking of the two buildings to each other and to the Lanyon Building, associated landscaping and revised access arrangements”.
All photographs submitted by me appear as a matter of geographical and historical record only and should not be interpreted as expressing any opinion, for or against the application.

University Square,Belfast

A collection of photographs showing some of the architectural highlights of University Square, Belfast. The street, built in the mid 19th century, is on the northern side of Queen’s University.

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Sunday, 13 September, 2009   (more nearby)
Monday, 14 September, 2009
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Irish: geotagged! J 335 727 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:35.1159N 5:56.0638W
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Irish: geotagged! J 336 727
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North-northwest (about 337 degrees)
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