J3374 : The Black Man, Belfast

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

The Black Man, Belfast
The Black Man, Belfast
This statue, which stands just in front of Inst in College Square East, is of Dr Henry Cooke (1788-1868) a clergyman who became involved in politics. It is commonly known as “The Black Man” although, strictly speaking, this nickname belongs to the previous statue (of the Marquis of Belfast) on the site J3374 : Statue, Belfast City Hall. See also J3473 : Henry Cooke plaque, Belfast, J3374 : The "Black Man", Belfast (2) and J3665 : Carryduff Presbyterian church (1).
May Street Presbyterian church, Belfast :: J3473


May Street Presbyterian church was built in 1828/29 to a design by one W Smith. The minister was the Rev Henry Cooke J3374 : The Black Man, Belfast. Charlie Brett described it as “a really handsome Palladian example of the Presbyterian taste for the solidly classical. . . the memorial doorway to Dr Cooke, for whom the church was built is uncommonly good of its period, was designed in 1872 by John Boyd”. Another source describes it thus “A fine classical church of red brick with stucco dressings” but puts the doorway at 1870.

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Sunday, 13 May, 2007   (more nearby)
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Sunday, 13 May, 2007
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Subject Location
Irish: geotagged! J 33 74 [1000m precision]
WGS84: 54:36.0654N 5:56.0993W
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Irish: geotagged! J 33 74
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WEST (about 270 degrees)
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