Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Architect to the Belfast Corporation Education Committee from 1923 or 1924 until 1926. Davies, who was born in 1888 and was working in Bradford in 1914, came to Ireland from the Essex County Architect's Department in 1923 or 1924 to take up the post of architect to the Belfast Education Committee.(1) The position was a new one, created as a result of the 1923 Education Act, which gave the Corporation responsibility for elementary education in the city. He resigned early in 1926 on being appointed architect to Sheffield Corporation.(2) The His place was taken by REGINALD SHARMAN WILSHERE REGINALD SHARMAN WILSHERE , who had also been working in the Essex County Architect's Department.

RIBA: associate before 1923.(3)
Society of Architects: member.

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References



(1) Who's Who in Architecture (1923), 73. The Education Act of 1923 gave Belfast Corporation resonsibility for elementary education in the city.
(2) IB 68, 6 Feb 1926, 88.
(3) See note 1, above.


12 work entries listed in chronological order for DAVIES, WILLIAM GEORGE #


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Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, BELMONT CHURCH ROAD, HOUSES (004)
Date: 1925
Nature: 4 villas.
Refs: IB 67, 7 Mar 1925, 189

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, CRUMLIN ROAD (AT ARDOYNE ROAD), PUBLIC ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Date: 1925
Nature: New.
Refs: IB 67, 13 Jun,5 Sep 1925, 478,730

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, EVERTON (FAIRFAX ST?), SCHOOL
Date: 1925
Nature: New. Builder: W. McVicar. £27,150.
Refs: IB 67, 5 Sep 1925, 734

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, LEITRIM STREET, MCQUISTON INSTITUTE
Date: 1925
Nature: Alterations.
Refs: IB 67, 10 Jan 1925, 26

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, OLD CAVEHILL ROAD, SCHOOL
Date: 1925
Nature: Addition.
Refs: IB 67, 8 Aug 1925, 649; 68, 17 Apr 1926, 310

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, KNOCKBREDA ROAD, NO. 021-23 (ROSETTA PRIMARY SCHOOL)
Date: 1925
Nature: Addition. Builder: Copeland & Sons. £17,800.
Refs: IB 67, 30 May,5 Sep 1925, 442,734

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, ROSLYN STREET, SCHOOL
Date: 1925
Nature: Addition.
Refs: IB 67, 17 Oct 1925, 857; 68, 17 Apr 1926, 310

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, SANS SOUCI PARK, HOUSES (002)
Date: 1925
Nature: 2 villas.
Refs: IB 67, 7 Mar 1925, 189

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, STRANDBURN STREET, SCHOOL
Date: 1925
Nature: Addition.
Refs: IB 67, 21 Feb 1925, 147

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, TEMPLEMORE AVENUE, SCHOOL
Date: 1925
Nature: -
Refs: IB 67, 10 Jan 1925, 26

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, EUSTON STREET, PUBLIC ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Date: 1925-26.
Nature: New school incorporating Brown Memorial School. Double quad plan. FS laid 21 Jan 1925. School officially opened 2 Jul 1926
Refs: Bill of quantities, Oct 1924, in PRONI, D2000/4 (see PRONI e-catalogue); IB 67, 10 Jan,7 Mar 1925, 26,189; 70, 28 Apr 1928, 363-4(illus.); http://proni.nics.gov.uk/schoo/euston.htm

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, RAVENHILL ROAD, PARK PARADE PUBLIC ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Date: 1925-28
Nature: New. Completed under R.S. Wilshere.
Refs: IB 67, 5 Sep 1925, 730; 70, 24 Nov 1928, 992,994,996(illus.)