Enter your search into one or more of the boxes below:
You can refine your search by selecting from any of the options below:
A History of the Town of Belfast: From the Earliest Times to the Close of the Eighteenth Century
Foyalty 91

A History of the Town of Belfast: From the Earliest Times to the Close of the Eighteenth Century (Paperback)

To Order. Estimated despatch in 1-3 weeks.
Email me when back in stock


First published in 1877, George Benn's seminal A History of the Town of Belfast continues to be very much in demand.

With information on the topography of Belfast city; the history of the Presbyterian church; tenant rights; trade, industry and communications; water supplies; contemporary demographics; educational institutions; and, notable individuals and families, Benn's lively, accessible and sometimes quirky approach to history makes this book an essential text for students, academics, genealogists and local historians, as well as anyone with an interest in Irish History up to the Victorian era.

This facsimile edition reproduces the original text, maps and illustrations, and includes new supplementary material, such as a preface, a list of corrections and a revised index.

History & PoliticsLocal interest, family history & nostalgiaLocal historyHistory & PoliticsMilitary HistoryEnglish Civil WarHistory & PoliticsRegional & national historyHistory & PoliticsRegional & national historyEuropean historyBritish & Irish history Publisher: Colourpoint Books Publication Date: 01/09/2008 ISBN-13: 9780856408328  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
Availability: To Order. Estimated despatch in 1-3 weeks.  

George Benn was born in Tandragee, County Armagh, in 1801 and educated in Belfast. A celebrated scholar and philanthropist, he wrote numerous papers on Belfast history, culminating in the magisterial A History of the Town of Belfast. Benn and his brother, Edward, also ran a distillery in County Down and an iron-ore mine in County Antrim. Their charitable donations were instrumental in establishing a church on York Street and three Belfast hospitals. Volume I of A History of the Town of Belfast was published in 1877 by Marcus Ward & Company, Belfast. Volume II followed in 1880. George Benn died just two years later in 1882.

More books by George E. Benn

Leave Review


Delivery Options

All delivery times quoted are the average, and cannot be guaranteed. These should be added to the availability message time, to determine when the goods will arrive. During checkout we will give you a cumulative estimated date for delivery.

Location 1st Book Each additional book Average Delivery Time
UK Standard Delivery FREE FREE 3-5 Days
UK First Class £4.50 £1.00 1-2 Days
UK Courier £7.00 £1.00 1-2 Days
Western Europe** Courier £17.00 £3.00 2-3 Days
Western Europe** Airmail £5.00 £1.50 4-14 Days
USA / Canada Courier £20.00 £3.00 2-4 Days
USA / Canada Airmail £7.00 £3.00 4-14 Days
Rest of World Courier £22.50 £3.00 3-6 Days
Rest of World Airmail £8.00 £3.00 7-21 Days

** Includes Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Irish Republic, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland.

Delivery Help & FAQs

Returns Information

If you are not completely satisfied with your purchase*, you may return it to us in its original condition with in 30 days of receiving your delivery or collection notification email for a refund. Except for damaged items or delivery issues the cost of return postage is borne by the buyer. Your statutory rights are not affected.

* For Exclusions and terms on damaged or delivery issues see Returns Help & FAQs

You might also like

Shoplifting in Eighteenth-Century...
Shelley Tickell
Corpus of Anglo-Saxon Stone ...
Jane Hawkes; Philip C. Sidebottom
The Life and Career of Archbishop...
Ciara Boylan
Nineteenth-Century Emigration in...
Fariha Shaikh
© W&G Foyle Ltd
Foyles uses cookies to help ensure your experience on our site is the best possible. Click here if you’d like to find out more about the types of cookies we use.
Accept and Close