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Project Name:

St George's Church, Belfast


High Street

Architect / Designer: 

Leighton Johnston Architects

Completion Date:




St George’s, situated at the bottom of High Street close to the Albert Clock is the oldest Church of Ireland (Anglican) church in Ireland. Designed by John Bowden of Dublin it was opened in 1816 and today stands as an excellent example of the classical style of architecture fashionable in the opening decades of the 19th Century complete with it’s full height portico dating from 1788 and originally destined for Ballyscullion House, one of the then residences of the Earl Bishop Frederick Hervey.

The project completed in 2009 entailed a refurbishment to the Chancel and Altar floor areas. The Chancel had been installed in 1882 in a later, more ornate, high Victorian style of architecture, rich and colourful addition to the church with gothic wall panels reminiscent of Italian renaissance work and striking stained glass windows.

The new floor, which was designed by Leighton Johnston Architects and was manufactured and fitted by Armatile, is one of our most detailed floor specifications pieces to date. From the bespoke crafted limestone steps through the superbly detailed porcelain floor panels of the Chancel section to the rear steps and altar with text inscribed risers and fi nally to the interwoven pattern of the back altar. The overall effect is breathtaking.

All the work was manufactured and fi tted to this detailed specifi cation by Armatile Contracts.

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