PTB wrote:Just as a matter of interest, does anyone know what the oldest building in the city is?
Other than the city walls or anything of course.
No. 20 on Kyle Street (building immediately west of the dunnes stores delivery entrance) is supposedly 17th century although you wouldnt know it with all the PVC stuffed into it. This is the opinion of the former city archaelogist and supposedly there is (was) a very early staircase within but i remember passing sometime during the summer and there was work carrying on inside. i'm betting it may no longer be there.
The Christchurch crypt would be 15th century in date and its true, parts of the vision centre are 17th century but i would say the earliest complete building is probably skiddys almshouse (beside St. Ann's) from 1718 followed by a number of buildings in the 1720s such as Christchurch, St. Peter and Paul's, St. Ann's and the former custom house (Crawford gallery)