A COMPLEX OF OLD LANES NORTH ANNES STREET – CUCKOO LANE – GEORGE’S HILL
ome strange graffiti in this area.
Here is a very interesting history of the area https://comeheretome.com/2013/04/25/the-ancient-passage-linking-christchurch-and-st-saviours-priory/
Located at this junction is George’s Hill Long Term Supported Housing.
This former school is one of a cluster of associated buildings accommodating a school, convent, chapel and orphanage. The school was designed by John Burke, a Dublin architect who worked on a vast body of religious buildings. Its extension was designed by W. H. Byrne. Its recent (1992) adaptation to supported housing has successfully maintained its character including the generous timber sash windows. The window openings respond to the building form by emphasising the front gables with round arches and distinguishing between ground and first floor windows. The high level of the ground floor windows is typical of nineteenth-century school buildings ensuring ample daylight within while maintaining privacy and eliminating distracting views to outside. Together this cluster of buildings have an important social significance in the local area.