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Architect: Sir Edward Lovett Pearce
The lower yard of Dublin Castle is built on a steep incline leading up to the upper yard. This posed problems for building so that the Chapel Royal to the south has a large undercroft and the range to the north is built on a terrace. The north range of offices for the first purpose built offices in the city of Dublin and used by the Revenue Commissioners. Treated as separate houses, each has a doorway and staircase.
While renovating during the 1980s it was deemed necessary to rebuilt the foundations Underneath one they found the remains of the city wall, city gate and one of the original castle towers. They also found the junction where the Poddle river (now subterranean) which was used to feed the castle moat run under the castle walls. The linkage block between the two yards containing three coach arches in the center allowing access between the courtyards although both had entrances to the city.