The house on Plantation Road which is the
subject of a Building Preservation Notice.
A HOUSE on the Co. Down side of Lisburn
dating from the mid-18th century has been made the subject of a
Building Preservation Notice by the Northern Ireland Environment
The former mill-owner's dwelling at 50-52
Plantation Road was recently advertised for sale, the site being
described as having potential for 18 apartments.
The Agency served the notice, often referred
to as 'spot listing, because the building fulfilled two
- It was felt to be of special architectural and historic
- It appeared to be in danger of demolition or alteration
in such a way as to affect its character as a building of
During the coming months officials will carry
out detailed research and consultation. A decision on whether
the structure should be permanently listed will be given at the
end of the period.
Environment Minister Sammy Wilson said people
must look forward and plan for the future but added it was
important not to ignore what has shaped us.
"Our built heritage provides a tangible
connection to our shared past and we should protect its best
features. I commend the NIEA for taking action to save this
building," he concluded.
The Plantation Road dwelling is one of four
recently made the subject of Building Preservation Notices.
Two of the others are located at 2 and 4
Station Road, Sydenham in East Belfast.
These estate lodges were once part of the
estate of Gustav Wilhelm Wolff, one of the founders of Harland
Templepatrick Railway Station, a late Victorian structure
designed by John Lanyon, has also been spot listed.