Hammond Lane / Church Street, Dublin

Hammond Lane / Church Street, Dublin

Postby DailyWalker » Mon Dec 29, 2008 9:24 pm

Hi, I'm doing a thesis on my walk to college each day and am wondering does anyone know what's planned for the large site on Hammond Lane/Church Street alongside the Luas? OPW workers told me the Land Registry were originally supposed to go there but now I see they're planning a new building in Roscommon. Any help would be much appreciated please!
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Re: Hammond Lane / Church Street, Dublin

Postby Pot Noodle » Mon Jan 19, 2009 7:32 pm

I dunno but its idle for a long time like the site facing St Michans The archeologist i think have something to do with it
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Re: Hammond Lane / Church Street, Dublin

Postby phil » Tue Jan 20, 2009 9:55 am

If you go to http://www.dublincity.ie and then go to 'planning' and do a planning search with 'hammond lane' as the search title it will give you details of various planning applications for the area. The one at the bottom of the list gives details of an archaeological dig:

I tried to paste the direct link here, but it doesn't seem to work.
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Re: Hammond Lane / Church Street, Dublin

Postby DailyWalker » Wed Jan 21, 2009 1:11 pm

Thanks a lot Phil and Pot Noodle - the dig finished at least two years ago so I suppose it'll just lie idle now like the new building at May Lane. I'll keep watching anyway. Someone put curtains on the cut-out in the hoarding the other day!
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Re: Hammond Lane / Church Street, Dublin

Postby jdivision » Wed Jan 21, 2009 1:48 pm

I think Liam Carroll might own that site. Not 100% though
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Re: Hammond Lane / Church Street, Dublin

Postby PTB » Wed Jan 21, 2009 2:22 pm

Didn't even hem the damn thing.:mad:

If you're gonna be putting up street art curtains you may as well stitch up the hem. I don't mind them not putting up a curtain rail or a valence but the hem is what matters. Sheer bloody laziness is what it is.

Makes me mad so it does...
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Re: Hammond Lane / Church Street, Dublin

Postby GrahamH » Wed Jan 21, 2009 4:07 pm

Oh doesn’t it just lift the spirits when there’s a meeting of minds, PTB? I couldn’t agree more: the glossy fabric an affront to the streetscape aesthetic, the achingly self-conscious tie-backs plucked from Arnotts’ 1983 summer collection, and the frayed edging crass beyond comprehension. Truly, the mind boggles.
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Re: Hammond Lane / Church Street, Dublin

Postby ctesiphon » Wed Jan 21, 2009 7:33 pm

PTB wrote:If you're gonna be putting up street art curtains you may as well stitch up the hem. I don't mind them not putting up a curtain rail or a valence but the hem is what matters. Sheer bloody laziness is what it is.


So true, so true! What do they teach the youth in these so-called 'art schools' these days? There's simply no appreciation of craft any more... :(

*le sigh*
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Re: Hammond Lane / Church Street, Dublin

Postby europhile » Sun Oct 11, 2009 7:30 pm

Bump.

The remaing derelict buildings on Hammond Lane have finally been demolished. So was just wondering if anybody knew what was going in there.
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Re: Hammond Lane / Church Street, Dublin

Postby DailyWalker » Sun Oct 11, 2009 11:48 pm

Yes, I was very sad to see a pile of rubble there on Friday - I've been watching that house and site for the last few years and got some interesting info about it from the 1911 Census. It was in a bad state from drug addicts apparently and the OPW were very eager to demolish it.

The OPW applied for Planning 20 Mar 2009 as follows:
Demolition and removal of a dilapidated three storey building (no. 2 Hammond Lane), its supporting structure and the surrounding boundary walls. It also includes the excavation for the purpose of research and discovery, a site of archaeological and historic interest and a system of secant piling along the boundary on Hammond Lane and Church Street. A new quality wooden fence will be erected on the site boundary along the street line of Hammond Lane and Church Street. It will match in height and specification the existing fencing.
http://www.dublincity.ie/Search/Results.aspx?k=Hammond%20Lane
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Re: Hammond Lane / Church Street, Dublin

Postby jesus_o_murchu » Mon Oct 12, 2009 8:24 pm

Hope this pic uploads ok (demolition commencing on the sunken site, taken the other day).

Trying to find out what might become of this pivotal site is a very difficult task; just shows how poor DCC are at communicating the interests of property developers at key sites to the public (until its too late for the public to take an active role in any potential development)
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Re: Hammond Lane / Church Street, Dublin

Postby Dan McGrath » Tue Jan 26, 2010 3:04 pm

The remaining area is being excavated at the moment. Archaeologists have found a Viking Type 1 house which was built over a wattle-lined ditch.
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Re: Hammond Lane / Church Street, Dublin

Postby DailyWalker » Tue Jan 26, 2010 3:36 pm

Thanks Dan, that's interesting. There are no 'windows' in the hoarding any more so I can't see in these days. Do you know where I can get more info on the dig?
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Re: Hammond Lane / Church Street, Dublin

Postby StephenC » Tue Jan 26, 2010 3:50 pm

Margaret Gowan is doing the dig. Her office is on Merrion Square.
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Re: Hammond Lane / Church Street, Dublin

Postby DailyWalker » Tue Jan 26, 2010 4:00 pm

Thanks Stephen.
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Re: Hammond Lane / Church Street, Dublin

Postby btdolan » Wed Jan 27, 2010 4:17 pm

more info on the excavation and links to news reports etc here.
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Re: Hammond Lane / Church Street, Dublin

Postby DailyWalker » Wed Jan 27, 2010 11:28 pm

That's brilliant, btdolan, thanks! Great blog too btw.
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Re: Hammond Lane / Church Street, Dublin

Postby dermot_trellis » Thu Jan 28, 2010 12:52 am

DailyWalker wrote:Hi, I'm doing a thesis on my walk to college each day


Fair play, that's one hell of a workrate, I only managed one thesis in a whole year! ;)
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Re: Hammond Lane / Church Street, Dublin

Postby DailyWalker » Thu Jan 28, 2010 1:27 am

Pretty good alright! :D
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