Sunday, July 9, 2017

Ballinrobe's Market House and Court House

The current, prominently sited Market House, was rebuilt c 1752, and has a Sapper’s mark on the exterior, and also has a Victorian post box, now over painted in green.   The original post-box would have been painted red and still retains Queen Victoria’s 1819-1901 crest.   The District Courtroom was housed upstairs until recently.   The lower storey would have been open to the elements with windows only being inserted at a later date.
According to Mayo County Councils listed building register no 10, this is a “good example of a large two story building with five bays and a small pediment with a Diocletian window and clock.   Although the building has been converted into a public house, it has successfully retained much of its character, with such features as the original slated roof complete with lead ridges and louvered topknot.”  The Courthouse was upstairs with the market held at the open loggia on the ground floor.
(Courtesy of the Historical Ballinrobe website)


18 comments:

  1. I like the black and white image of the building. Have a wonderful weekend!

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  2. Hi Bill.

    Beautiful building Bill.
    Looks well maintained.
    Nice to show you in black and white.

    Groettie van Patricia.

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  3. Looks good but a pity it isn't open on the ground floor anymore for an open air market.

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  4. I like it. And I usually do not like black and white photos. It gives another dimension to the building, I think.
    Well done!!
    : )

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  5. Mooi Bill dat dit historisch gerechtsgebouw is blijven bestaan en weinig van zijn oorspronkelijke vorm is verloren. Goed van je dat het in zwart-wit vertoont wordt, hoort echt bij deze foto.
    Groet kees.

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  6. Buildings like your old Market House are such a pleasure to see Bill, even more so when they're looked after and used! c1752.. blimey that's old!

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  7. It's a very handsome building with quite a long history. It's interesting learning all the uses buildings like this have had over the years.

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  8. Great photo, Bill, and it is lovely in Black and White! Nice history here, too! Thank you so much for sharing.

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  9. Very nice, Bill. And great choice for B&W.

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  10. Great old building! Black and white was a great choice.

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  11. We've been through Ballinrobe but I don't remember this. Nowhere else in Ireland has the wild beauty of Mayo.

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  12. That's a grand building and the pedestrians add interest.

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  13. I like this grand building. I also like it in b/w.

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  14. Quite a building. Curious that a section would have been left open to the elements back in the day.

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