Building Spotlight


Here the UAHS features a number of buildings of historic and architectural interest chosen to relate to a particularly topical issue, it could be under some threat, or it might simply be a lesser spotted feature of the Ulster countryside. In every case we hope that the article will be of wider interest and would encourage suggestions from the public for future buildings - see our contact details.

The first building to be featured in February 2009 was Ormiston House in east Belfast, followed by Lisnaskea Workhouse in County Fermanagh along with a further industrial building Herdmans' Mill in Sion Mills, County Tyrone. Our chosen school building of great interest, not least for nurturing the skills of one George Best, is Nettlefield Primary School on Radnor Street, east Belfast.

Religous buildings also feature strongly with Portaferry Presbyterian Church in County Down, St. Malachy's Roman Catholic Church on Alfred Street, Belfast and Moyallon Friends Meeting House, Gilford, County Down.

Former buildings of policing and justice are Armagh Gaol and the Crumlin Road Courthouse whilst not forgeting buildings of and for artistic pleasure the Vogue Cinema, Kilkeel, County Down and Bendhu, Ballintoy, County Antrim.

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