LISTED ‘PINEY RIDGE’ DEMOLISHED WITHOUT CONSENT
B1 listed ‘Piney Ridge’ was demolished without consent around Easter 2008.
The house is described in the UAHS publication on The Architectural Heritage of Malone and Stranmillis as:
“A very crisp late Arts and Crafts design on an angled plan. Rather chunky roughcast walls with small leaded panes in dark stained casement windows, and with Lutyenesque tile–hung double height bays under big overhanging Westmoreland slate roofs. Very stylish.
The Society called upon the DoE to act swiftly to punish this offence using the full force of its enforcement powers to help ensure that others are deterred from pursuing the same course of action. Unfortunately the magistrate decided that the offence merited a fine of a mere £150. The Society will continue to ask that the Department insist upon accurate reinstatement of the house on the site, based on the drawings held by NIEA: Historic Building Unit. Such a condition means that the owner will be suitably punished through costly replication and that a local heritage asset (though not authentic) will be replaced. This action would send out a robust message that is diffcult to ignore.
Write to the Minister asking that the building be accurately reinstated based on the original drawings held by DoE.