Re: Re: ‘Dutch Billys’
Gunter, I browsed through Sean Curtinâ€™s books â€œa Stroll down Memory Laneâ€ and came across in volume 1 a 1950 photo of the Locke Bar (Curtinâ€™s Pub) which would show that the right hand house (with the flat parapet) was in fact the site of the bar. Interestingly enough it had been fully intact up until then. To the left next door, all that remains of the classical Billy was just the ground floor wall.
Another image revealed that the Moll Darby site had four (3-storey) Georgian buildings on it. Hopefully a 1900 picture might crop up sometime and reveal a bit more of Georgeâ€™s Quay, like this one a little further down on Merchantâ€™s Quay.
I must also correct this from above where I misquoted . . .
For instance, the 1707 Building Act insisted that a party wall parapet should not stand eighteen inches above the roof line.
Of course it should have been . . .
For instance, the 1707 Building Act insisted that a party wall parapet should stand eighteen inches above the roof line.