Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Town surveyor of Portrush, Co. Antrim.   According to the 1911 census, Albert Clarke was born in Co. Down in 1880 or 1881.  He served his apprenticeship in Belfast with WILLIAM JOHN WATERMAN ROOME WILLIAM JOHN WATERMAN ROOME . He was a winner of the Sir Charles Lanyon Memorial Travelling Studentship awarded by the Belfast School of Art and spent two years of study in England before becoming first a draughtsman to WILLIAM WRIGHT LARMOR  WILLIAM WRIGHT LARMOR of Banbridge, then assistant to SAMUEL JOHN MCFADDEN SAMUEL JOHN MCFADDEN , civil engineer of Coleraine, with whom he spent three years. In 1907 he was appointed to the surveyorship of Portrush, a post which he held until at least 1940.(1) His workmens' houses erected at Portrush in 1911 were commended by PETER CHALMERS COWAN PETER CHALMERS COWAN , chief engineering inspector for the Local Government Board, as the finest cottages he had inspected in Ireland, and the recreation grounds which he laid out on Ramore Hill in 1920-23 were described in glowing terms in a full-page article in the Irish Builder of 23 July 1923.

Clarke, described as a man of 'alarming energy', married his wife, Margaret, circa 1910 and had three sons, all of whom were in the British forces in 1940, when the second son, an airman, was reported missing.(2)

Clarke's pupils and assistants included WILLIAM WYLIE HOUSTON.  WILLIAM WYLIE HOUSTON.

Addresses:(3) 5 Salisbury Terrace, Portrush, 1909;(4) 2 Craigvara Terrace, Portrush, <=1911->=1912; Eglinton Terrace, Portrush, 1913; Strandmore Villa, Portrush, 1919-20;  11 Kerr Street, Portrush, 1923-1925.

See WORKS.



References

All information in this entry not otherwise attributed is from a brief biography of Clarke included in the article on Portrush recreation grounds in IB 65, 28 Jul 1923, 577, where there is also a photograph of him.

(1) IB 82, 22 Jun 1940, 409.
(2) See note 1, above.
(3) Addresses taken from various notices of works in IB unless otherwise stated; for full references to these see WORKS.
(4) B 96, 27 Feb 1909, 257.


57 work entries listed in chronological order for CLARKE, ALBERT JOHN HAMILTON


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Building: CO. ANTRIM, PORTRUSH, CROC NA MAC ROAD, HOUSES (002)
Date:
Nature: 2 proposed terrace houses, for Mssrs. Murphy and Lundy.
Refs: Plans and elevations, 1925, in PRONI, D2977/37/1/1/4 (see PRONI e-catalogue).

Building: CO. ANTRIM, PORTRUSH, CROC NA MAC ROAD, HOUSE
Date:
Nature: New house, for Mrs Logan.
Refs: Plans and elevations, 1925ca?, in PRONI, D2977/37/1/1/10 (see PRONI e-catalogue).

Building: CO. ANTRIM, PORTRUSH, BALLYWILLAN ROAD, HOUSE
Date:
Nature: Proposed new house, for C.J. Charlton, Esq.
Refs: Plans, sections and elevation, 1925ca, in PRONI, D2977/37/1/2/35 (see PRONI e-catalogue).

Building: CO. ANTRIM, PORTRUSH, GOLF TERRACE, HOUSE
Date: 1835
Nature: Proposed new house, for Mrs Thomas McMullan
Refs: Plans, elevations and sections, 1935, in PRONI, D2977/37/1/2/63 (see PRONI e-catalogue).

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BALLINTOY, HOTEL
Date: 1909
Nature: Tenders invited for erecting same. For Mr Alexander Dixon.
Refs: B 96, 27 Feb 1909, 257

Building: CO. ANTRIM, PORTRUSH, EGLINTON STREET, TEMPERANCE HOTEL
Date: 1911
Nature: For Mr W. Marklind
Refs: IB 53, 16 Sep 1911, 630

Building: CO. ANTRIM, PORTRUSH, HOUSES (012)
Date: 1911
Nature: 3-bedroomed brick houses
Refs: IB 53, 18 Feb 1911, 113; 65, 28 Jul 1923, 577

Building: CO. ANTRIM, PORTRUSH, MAIN STREET, NO. 25, CAFÉ
Date: 1911-1912
Nature: For Hugh A.G. Black. Originally called Bamford's.
Refs: IB 54, 7 Dec 1912, 700; UAHS North Antrim list, 9,12(illus)

Building: CO. ANTRIM, PORTRUSH, HOUSE
Date: 1912
Nature: For Mr A. Lee
Refs: IB 54, 31 Aug 1912, 515

Building: CO. ANTRIM, PORTRUSH, EGLINTON STREET, SHOP & HOUSE
Date: 1913
Nature: New shop and house, for Mssrs McGrath Bros, Coleraine
Refs: Plans and elevation, n.d., in PRONI, D2977/37/1/2/33 (see PRONI e-catalogue); IB 55, 11 Oct 1913, 656.

Building: CO. ANTRIM, PORTRUSH, LANSDOWNE CRESCENT, SKERRY BHAN
Date: 1919
Nature: Additions, for James MacFarlane, JP
Refs: IB 61, 25 Oct 1919, 484

Building: CO. ANTRIM, PORTRUSH, MAIN STREET, LONDONDERRY HOTEL
Date: 1919
Nature: Alts & adds
Refs: IB 61, 22 Nov 1919, 539

Building: CO. ANTRIM, PORTRUSH, DUNLUCE STRAND GENERATING STATION
Date: 1920
Nature: For UDC
Refs: IB 62, 18 Dec 1920, 777

Building: CO. ANTRIM, PORTRUSH, RAMORE HILL, RECREATION GROUNDS
Date: 1920-1923
Nature: Tennis courts, bowling greens, putting greens, greenkeeper's house, ladies lavatories &c.
Refs: IB 62, 14 Aug 1920, 536; 65, 24 Feb,14 Aug 1923, 137,536

Building: CO. ANTRIM, PORTRUSH, MAIN STREET, PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
Date: 1922-4
Nature: Enlargement
Refs: IB 64, 26 Aug 1922, 585; W.D. Girvan, North Antrim (UAHS 1972), 9.

Building: CO. ANTRIM, PORTRUSH, CAUSEWAY STREET, SHOP
Date: 1923
Nature: Alterations
Refs: IB 65, 24 Feb 1923, 138

Building: CO. ANTRIM, PORTRUSH, CROC NA MAC ROAD, HOUSES (002)
Date: 1923
Nature: 2 semi-detached villas.
Refs: IB 62, 21 Apr 1923, 302

Building: CO. ANTRIM, PORTRUSH, MASONIC HALL
Date: 1923
Nature: Tenders invited for erecting new hall, Aug 1923.
Refs: IB 65, 11 Aug,6 Oct 1923, 625,754; B 125, 24 Aug 1923, 305

Building: CO. ANTRIM, PORTRUSH, HOUSING SCHEME
Date: 1924
Nature: -
Refs: IB 66, 20 Sep 1924, 826(illus.)

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BUSHMILLS, ORANGE HALL
Date: 1925
Nature: -
Refs: IB 67, 22 Aug 1925, 697

Building: CO. ANTRIM, PORTRUSH, ARCADIA
Date: 1925
Nature: Alts & adds
Refs: IB 67, 7 Feb 1925, 106

Building: CO. ANTRIM, PORTRUSH, CROC NA MAC ROAD, HOUSE
Date: 1925
Nature: Proposed new house, for R.S. MacGregor, Esq.
Refs: Plans and elevations, 1925, in PRONI, D2977/37/1/1/6 (see PRONI e-catalogue).

Building: CO. ANTRIM, PORTRUSH, CROC NA MAC ROAD, HOUSE
Date: 1925
Nature: Proposed new house, for Miss A. Allison.
Refs: Plans and elevations, 1925, in PRONI, D2977/37/1/1/5 (see PRONI e-catalogue).

Building: CO. ANTRIM, PORTRUSH, CROC NA MAC ROAD, HOUSES
Date: 1925ca
Nature: Orioised semi-detached house.
Refs: Plans, section and elevations, 1925ca, in PRONI, D2977/37/1/2/37 (see PRONI e-catalogue).

Building: CO. ANTRIM, PORTRUSH, KERR STREET, PUBLIC LAVATORIES
Date: 1925ca
Nature: New? public lavatories.
Refs: Ground plan, 1925ca, in PRONI, D2977/37/1/2/34 (see PRONI e-catalogue).

Building: CO. ANTRIM, PORTRUSH, CROC NA MAC ROAD, HOUSE
Date: 1925ca?
Nature: New house, for J. Smith, Esq.
Refs: Plans and elevations, n.d [1925ca?] in PRONI, D2977/37/1/1/9 (see PRONI e-catalogue).

Building: CO. ANTRIM, PORTRUSH, CROC NA MAC ROAD, HOUSE
Date: 1925ca?
Nature: New house, for John Gibson, Esq.
Refs: Plans and elevations, n.d. [1925ca?] in PRONI, D2977/37/1/1/8 (see PRONI e-catalogue).

Building: CO. ANTRIM, PORTRUSH, CROC NA MAC ROAD, HOUSE
Date: 1925ca?
Nature: New house, for T. McCandless.
Refs: Plans and elevations, n.d.[1925ca?] in PRONI, D2977/37/1/1/7 (see PRONI e-catalogue).

Building: CO. ANTRIM, PORTRUSH, CROC NA MAC ROAD, HOUSES
Date: 1926
Nature: Houses, for Robert C. Henderson, Esq.
Refs: Plans and elevations, 1926, in PRONI, D2977/37/1/1/14 (see PRONI e-catalogue).

Building: CO. ANTRIM, PORTRUSH, CROC NA MAC ROAD, HOUSE
Date: 1926
Nature: New house, for Miss M. Adams.
Refs: Plans and elevations, 1926, in PRONI, D2977/37/1/1/13 (see PRONI e-catalogue).

Building: CO. ANTRIM, PORTRUSH, CROC NA MAC ROAD, GARAGE
Date: 1926
Nature: Proposed new garage, for D. Sturrock, Esq.
Refs: Plans and elevations, 1926, in PRONI, D2977/37/1/1/12 (see PRONI e-catalogue).

Building: CO. ANTRIM, PORTRUSH, CROC NA MAC ROAD, HOUSE
Date: 1926ca
Nature: New house, for Henry Gamble, Esq.
Refs: Plans and elevations, 1926ca, in PRONI, D2977/37/1/1/20 (see PRONI e-catalogue).

Building: CO. ANTRIM, PORTRUSH, CROC NA MAC ROAD, HOUSE
Date: 1927
Nature: Proposed new house, for R. Fulton, Esq.
Refs: Plans and elevations, 1927, in PRONI, D2977/37/1/1/19 (see PRONI e-catalogue).

Building: CO. ANTRIM, PORTRUSH, HOSPITAL ROAD, HOUSE
Date: 1927
Nature: Proposed new house, for J. McCrory, Esq.
Refs: Plans and elevations, 1927, in D2977/37/1/1/18 (see PRONI e-catalogue0.

Building: CO. ANTRIM, PORTRUSH, HOSPITAL ROAD, HOUSE
Date: 1927
Nature: Proposed new house, for Miss I. Ross.
Refs: Plans and elevations, 1927, in PRONI, D2977/37/1/1/17 (see PRONI e-catalogue).

Building: CO. ANTRIM, PORTRUSH, HOSPITAL ROAD, HOUSE
Date: 1927
Nature: Proposed new house, for Joseph Seery, Esq.
Refs: Plans and elevations, 1927, in PRONI, D2977/37/1/1/16 (see PRONI e-catalogue).

Building: CO. ANTRIM, PORTRUSH, HOSPITAL ROAD, HOUSE
Date: 1927ca
Nature: New house, for W. Elliott, Esq.
Refs: Plans and elevations, 1927ca, in PRONI, D2977/37/1/2/43 (see PRONI e-catalogue).

Building: CO. ANTRIM, PORTRUSH, HOPEFIELD AVENUE, GARAGE
Date: 1927ca
Nature: Proposed garage, for J.H. Seery, Esq.
Refs: Plans and elevations, 1927ca, in PRONI, D2977/37/1/2/42 (see PRONI e-catalogue).

Building: CO. ANTRIM, PORTRUSH, CROC NA MAC ROAD, HOUSE
Date: 1927ca
Nature: New house, for A. Johnston, Esq.
Refs: Plans and elevations, 1927ca, in PRONI, D2977/37/1/1/26 (see PRONI e-catalogue).

Building: CO. ANTRIM, PORTRUSH, CROC NA MAC ROAD, HOUSE
Date: 1927ca
Nature: New house, for Mrs S. Johnston.
Refs: Plans and elevations, 1927ca, in PRONI, D2977/37/1/1/25 (see PRONI e-catalogue).

Building: CO. ANTRIM, PORTRUSH, CROC NA MAC ROAD, HOUSE
Date: 1927ca
Nature: New house, for Miss McLaughlin.
Refs: Plans and elevations, 1927ca, in PRONI, D2977/37/1/1/24 (see PRONI e-catalogue).

Building: CO. ANTRIM, PORTRUSH, CROC NA MAC ROAD, HOUSE
Date: 1927ca
Nature: New house, for W.A. Johnston, Esq.
Refs: Plans and levations, 1927ca, in PRONI, D2977/37/1/1/23 (see PRONI e-catalogue).

Building: CO. ANTRIM, PORTRUSH, HOSPITAL ROAD, HOUSE
Date: 1927ca
Nature: New house, for R. Carton, Esq.
Refs: Plans and elevations, 1927ca, in PRONI, D2977/37/1/1/22 (see PRONI e-catalogue).

Building: CO. ANTRIM, PORTRUSH, HOSPITAL ROAD, HOUSE
Date: 1927ca
Nature: New house, for W. Elliott.
Refs: Plans and elevations, 1927ca, in PRONI, D2977/37/1/1/21 (see PRONI e-catalogue).

Building: CO. ANTRIM, PORTRUSH, HOSPITAL ROAD, HOUSE
Date: 1927ca
Nature: New house, for the Misses Bradley.
Refs: Plans and elevations, 1927ca, in PRONI, D2977/37/1/1/20 (see PRONI e-catalogue).

Building: CO. ANTRIM, PORTRUSH, WEST STRAND, SEWERAGE
Date: 1928
Nature: Improvement
Refs: IB 70, 26 May 1928, 451

Building: CO. ANTRIM, PORTRUSH, HOSPITAL ROAD, HOUSE
Date: 1928
Nature: New house, for Miss Macartney.
Refs: Plans and elevations, 1928, in PRONI, D2977/37/1/1/29 (see PRONI e-catalogue).

Building: CO. ANTRIM, PORTRUSH, HOPEFIELD ROAD, HOUSE
Date: 1928
Nature: New house, for G. Macartney, Esq.
Refs: Plans and elevations, 1928, in D2977/37/1/1/28 (see PRONI e-catalogue).

Building: CO. ANTRIM, PORTRUSH, BUS STATION
Date: 1930
Nature: -
Refs: IB 72, 30 Aug 1930, 756

Building: CO. ANTRIM, PORTRUSH, TECHNICAL SCHOOL
Date: 1930
Nature: -
Refs: IB 72, 1 Feb 1930, 111

Building: CO. ANTRIM, PORTRUSH, TOWN HALL
Date: 1930
Nature: Alts & adds
Refs: IB 72, 5 Jul 1930, 596

Building: CO. ANTRIM, PORTRUSH, HOPEFIELD AVENUE, HOUSE
Date: 1930
Nature: New house, for Miss Emma McCotter.
Refs: Plans and elevations, 1930, in PRONI, D2977/37/1/1/32 (see PRONI e-catalogue).


Building: CO. ANTRIM, PORTRUSH, PRINCESS TERRACE, HOUSE
Date: 1930ca
Nature: New house, for Rev. Robert Crozier.
Refs: Plans and elevations, 1930ca, in PRONI, D2977/37/1/1/44 (see PRONI e-catalogue).

Building: CO. ANTRIM, PORTRUSH, HOSPITAL ROAD, HOUSE
Date: 1930ca
Nature: Semi-detached house(s?) for David Sturrock, Esq.
Refs: Plans and levations of semi-detached house, 1930ca, in PRONI, D2977/37/1/1/42 (see PRONI e-catalogue).

Building: CO. ANTRIM, PORTRUSH, GLENMANUS, HOUSES
Date: 1935
Nature: 3 blocks of semi-detached houses for workmen.
Refs: IB 77, 19 Oct 1935, 965

Building: CO. ANTRIM, PORTRUSH, PROMENADE
Date: 1937
Nature: Scheme
Refs: IB 79, 20 Mar 1937, 247

Building: CO. ANTRIM, PORTRUSH, CROC NA MAC ROAD, NO. 014
Date: 1938
Nature: Proposed outbuildings.
Refs: Plans and elevations, 1938, in PRONI, D2977/37/1/2/70 (see PRONI e-catalgoue).