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116 St James's Street - Probably Guinness owned

116 St James's Street - Probably Guinness owned



Ornate arch and gateway, Charlemont House, Parnell Square North, Dublin - Catalogue description..Todays shot looks more like the entrance to a Spanish Grandee's dwelling in Madrid than Dublins North side with the ornate arch and coat of arms overhead. ..We got that wrong in the cataloguing department, Not Parnell Square but St James's Street to be exact. The location was identified by O Mac ( /photos/91549360@N03/ ) in jig time. He then linked us to the buildingsofireland record ( http://www.buildingsofireland.ie/niah/search.jsp?type=record&county=DU®no=50080315 ) of the gate - as follows:..Description .Freestanding pedimented gateway, erected c.1865, comprising round-arched opening with carved voussoirs and dropped keystone, flanked by rusticated cut granite piers, with double-leaf steel gate having spoked cast-iron panel over. Scrolled consoles supporting carved granite cornice over carved inlaid plaque with military symbols. Scrolled volutes over plain pilasters to east and west elevations. Cast-iron wheel-guards to piers bases. Flanked by later steel railings...Appraisal.Several sites south of James's Street and Thomas Street were acquired by Guinness in the late nineteenth century to expand the brewing enterprise, and were mainly used for cooperage, racking and dispatching. This gateway is one of a number attached to the Guinness brewery site in the Thomas Street and James's Street area. It displays fine stone cutting in its construction and detailing, notably in its consoles and cornice, and provides an interesting focal point on the streetscape. The carved plaque provides artistic interest...How did beachcomberaustralia ( /photos/beachcomberaustralia/ ) identify the vehicle from the slight glimpse available in this photo? You guys are amazing!..Photographer: Elinor Wiltshire ( http://catalogue.nli.ie/Collection/vtls000046408 ) ..Date: 1966..NLI Ref: WIL 20[10] ( http://catalogue.nli.ie/Record/vtls000047955 ) ..You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie ( http://catalogue.nli.ie )



1870 - 1930




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