Ravings From The Bog

Hidden Belfast – Belfast’s Smallest House
August 22, 2008, 10:51 pm
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One of Belfast’s more curious attractions is this small house in Great Victoria Street. It is sandwiched between the Baptist Church and a new building which, I believe, houses some offices and studios of BBC Northern Ireland. It has a claim to be the smallest house as there is no through door between it and the church. I’m not sure of the date when it was built but certainly looks to be contemporary with the church.

More recently, anti-shatter tape had been added to the top window. I think this dates from 1940 and the Belfast Blitz as it looks too old to be a result of the 1969-1994 Troubles.

Worth a visit!

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The house was built for the caretaker of the Church about 1895. It is in fact quite deceptive as some of the bedroom accommodation was built into the roofspace of the church. It was occupied until 1950; it now provides cloakroom/ toilet facilities for the church.

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