Georgian Belfast, 1750-1850

Maps, Buildings and Trades

By C.E.B. Brett, Raymond Gillespie, William A. Maguire

Edited by: Raymond Gillespie

In 1850, a set of maps was prepared and printed for Belfast for the purpose of sales through the Incumbered Estates Court. Over a century later, C.E.B. Brett laboriously transferred in pencil the basic information contained in the leases of the Donegall family onto the printed maps. The annotated plans trace the history of individual plots, providing an unprecedented visual record of the buildings and trades of Belfast people through the Georgian period. This source has been known to scholars for some time but not extensively used. Georgian Belfast, 1750-1850 reproduces each of the twenty-eight sheets in large format and color, drawing attention to this unique documentation of the town.

76 pages

Publication Date: 12/31/2004
Format: Cloth
ISBN: 9781904890027

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