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Get The Buildings of Armagh, Central Belfast: An Historical Gazetteer, and City of Derry: An Historical Gazetteer to the Buildings of Londonderry, for only £30! The three books together are a great guide to three cities of Northern Ireland, and are a fantastic resource for anyone interested in architecture or local history.
The Buildings of Armagh (SB)
The Buildings of Armagh follows the popular gazetteer format. Going through Armagh street by street, this book is packed full of fantastic information on the built heritage and architectural details found within the historic city.
Central Belfast: An Historical Gazetteer 2nd Edition (SB)
In the course of the course of the 19th century, Belfast grew from a small port to the largest and most prosperous city in Ireland: during that period its population increased at a rate faster than that of any other city in the British Isles, and it became arguably the most completely Victorian city as a result. Despite an appalling rate of attrition of this legacy during recent decades, as a result of roads blight, planning policies, short-sighted redevelopment and terrorism, a significant heritage of fine buildings still survives and is increasingly appreciated.
Bluebell Entry and Pepper-Hill Court may have gone (just as well, from the point of view of their inhabitants), and recent years have seen the demolition of the Grand Central Hotel, the Kitchen Bar and the Ulster Club, but the Grand Opera House and the Crown Bar remain to dazzle the Belfast sightseer, while many linen warehouses and commercial buildings of the late Victorian period demonstrate the vigour and determination of this remarkable city.
This extensively enlarged and updated edition of the book covers the city centre in detail, street by street and often building by building, describing not only what is there now but also, tantalisingly, what has gone. This is a fascinating and often amusing tour of the social history and architecture of Belfast.
City of Derry: An Historical Gazetteer to the Buildings of Londonderry (SB)
City of Derry: An Historical Gazetteer to the Buildings of Londonderry, will make an important contribution to the enjoyment of all those visit and who live in the area.
The author of the gazetteer, Daniel Calley, writes: ‘The greatest inspiration for this volume is the city itself. Its many steep streets, usually with Foyle views, walls, mixture of styles and periods and use of native materials, notably the beautiful combination of schist and Dungiven sandstone create a unique setting of international importance. This precious legacy is a fragile one. Every time a building is demolishes, a plastic framed window inserted, a cast iron lamp–post cut from the ground, or a garden is built upon, a tiny unique thread is rent from the city’s fabric, forever lost.’
In all, this is a fascinating and often amusing tour of the social history and architecture of Derry/Londonderry which celebrates its status as the ‘City of Culture’ in 2013.
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