High Street and its environs contain a rich architectural heritage. Budding sleuths will appreciate the St. George's Building (1881), one-time home of the Ulster Overcoat Company, makers of Sherlock Holmes' famous overcoat. By way of comparison, see Transport House (1959) for its austere modern style.
Cross over to Custom House Square, past the Albert Memorial Clock (1869) and survey the Custom House (1857). There are stunning views in all directions from the Lagan Lookout and the path beside the river will lead you to Corporate Square, with the Belfast Harbour Office (1854) and Sinclair Seamen's Presbyterian Church (1857). Beyond lies Clarendon Dock, where Belfast's two original dry docks (1796) can be found.
There is a rich ecclesiastical heritage within easy reach of High Street. St. George's Church (1816) is the starting point. It stands on an ancient ecclesiastical site that dates back over 1,000 years and the present building is a delight for the eyes, as well as the soul.
A short distance away, on Rosemary Street, is the First (Non-subscribing) Presbyterian Church (1783), Belfast's oldest surviving place of worship. Just
St. Anne's Cathedral (1899) and St. Patrick's Church (1877) on Donegall Street; St Peter's Catholic Cathedral (1866) off Albert Street and St. Malachy's Church (1844) on Alfred Street are all important centres of faith.
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• Belfast Harbour Office
• St. George's Church
• Clarendon Dock
Erected by the City of Belfast.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Architecture • Churches & Religion • Man-Made Features.
Location. 54° 36.034′ N, 5° 55.497′ W. Marker is in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Marker is at the intersection of High Street and Victoria Street, on the left when traveling west on High Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 105 High Street, Belfast, Northern Ireland BT1 2AG, United Kingdom. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. St. George's Church (a few steps from this marker); Albert Clock (within shouting distance of this marker); James Holmes (about 120 meters away, measured in a direct line); Custom House Square (about 120 meters away); Anthony Trollope
Also see . . . Visit Belfast. (Submitted on June 10, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 10, 2019. It was originally submitted on June 10, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 103 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on June 10, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. 4. submitted on June 10, 2019.