Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Architect, of Derry City. William James Doherty, who was born in 1887, was articled to EDWARD J. TOYE  EDWARD J. TOYE of Derry before working for two years as an assistant in the office of W.H. BYRNE & BYRNE & amp; SON in Dublin. In Dublin he attended classes at the Architectural Association of Ireland. He had returned to Derry by the time of the 1911 census, when he was living with his widowed mother in Bishop Street.   He set up his own architectural practice in Derry in 1914, working exclusively in the city and the adjacent counties, chiefly in Co. Donegal, where he was engineer to the County Board of Health from 1928 or earlier.(1) In 1948 he entered into partnership with BERNARD RHATIGAN  BERNARD RHATIGAN of Sligo. He died in April 1951.(2) The firm of Rhatigan & Doherty continued to practise for some time after his death.

Doherty's pupils and assistants included CHARLES VINCENT MCLAUGHLIN CHARLES VINCENT MCLAUGHLIN . During the 1930s and 1940s there may be some confusion between him and the engineer WILLIAM JOHN BERNARD DOHERTY  WILLIAM JOHN BERNARD DOHERTY of Carndonagh, Co. Donegal.

The Irish Architectural Archive holds four drawings by Doherty for improvements to the Donegal District Hospital, with related correspondence, 1928-1930, in the Workhouse Buildings Collection, Acc. 85/138/96.

RIAI: came first in first exam held for students and won Council prize for good answering, 1913;(3) elected member, 1915.(4)
RIBA: passed preliminary examinatin to qualify for registration as probationer, June 1909.(5)
RSUA: elected associate member, 30 January 1914;(6) member by 1942.(7)

Addresses: Work: 12 Castle Street, Derry, 1914 until death.(8)
Home: 10 Sunbeam Terrace, Derry, <=1909;(9) 51 Bishop Street, Derry, 1911.

See WORKS.



References

All information in this entry not otherwise attributed is from the entry on Doherty in Directory of British Architects 1834-1914 (RIBA 2001),which is based on information from Who's Who in Architecture (1914).

(1) IB 70, 18 Feb 1928, 130.
(2) RIAI Year Book 1951-2, 16.
(3) IB 55, 26 Apr 1913, 265,284; JRIAI (1913), 3.
(4) JRIAI (1916), 9.
(5) RIBAJ 16 (1908-9). 639.
(6) IB 56, 14 Feb 1914, 92.
(7) List of members in Thom's Directory (1942), 413.
(8) IB 56, 17 Jan 1914, 48 (where address is given as 12-14 Castle St) and RIAI membership lists.
(9) See note 5, above.


104 work entries listed in chronological order for DOHERTY, WILLIAM JAMES [2]


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Building: CO. DONEGAL, CARNDONAGH, JOHN COLGAN HALL
Date: 1914
Nature: New parochial hall cum technical school. Contr: Michael Sweeney.
Refs: IB 56, 17 Jan,10,24 Oct 1914, 48,577,590(illus.); 57, 25 Sep 1915, 425.

Building: CO. DERRY, DERRY, SHOPS
Date: 1915
Nature: For Charles Magee, Derry. Contr: Robert Colhoun.
Refs: IB 57, 27 Feb 1915, 106

Building: CO. DERRY, DERRY, RICHMOND STREET (CORNER OF LINENHALL STREET), PREMISES
Date: 1915
Nature: Rebuilding.
Refs: IB 57, 30 Jan 1915, 58

Building: CO. DONEGAL, CARNDONAGH, WORKHOUSE INFIRMARY
Date: 1916
Nature: Adds. for Board of Guardians. Contr: James Kelly, Carndonagh. £415.
Refs: IB 58, 2 Sep 1916, 428

Building: CO. DERRY, DERRY, BUTCHER STREET, DRAPERY PREMISES (ALEXANDER BYRNE)
Date: 1917
Nature: Reconstruction, for Alexander Byrne. Contr: H. Gallagher, Bishop St
Refs: IB 59, 3 Mar 1917, 112

Building: CO. DERRY, DERRY, WILLIAM STREET, PREMISES (GEORGE DOHERTY)
Date: 1918
Nature: Alts. for George Doherty.
Refs: IB 60, 6 Jul 1918, 338

Building: CO. DERRY, DERRY, RIALTO PICTURE HOUSE
Date: 1918
Nature: For London Motion Picture Co. Fibrous plasterwork by M. Creedon, Dublin.
Refs: IB 60, 13 Apr 1918, 208

Building: CO. DERRY, DERRY, DIAMOND, COOPER'S CORNER, THE ARCADE
Date: 1919
Nature: Described in IB.
Refs: IB 61, 8 Nov 1919, 507

Building: CO. DONEGAL, ARDARA, NESBITT ARMS HOTEL
Date: 1919
Nature: Rebuilding.
Refs: IB 61, 31 May 1919, 275

Building: CO. DERRY, DERRY, WATERSIDE, DUKE STREET, DRAPERY SHOP (J. MORRISON)
Date: 1920
Nature: Alts. & adds.
Refs: IB 62, 24 Apr 1920, 298

Building: CO. DONEGAL, BUNCRANA, MAIN STREET, BUSINESS PREMISES & HOUSE
Date: 1920
Nature: For M. McDaid.
Refs: IB 62, 14 Feb 1920, 103

Building: CO. DERRY, DERRY, ARTILLERY STREET, PREMISES
Date: 1920
Nature: Rebuilding, for Battisti & Co.
Refs: IB 62, 17 Jan 1920, 47

Building: CO. DERRY, DERRY, FERRYQUAY STREET, BATTISTI & CO.
Date: 1920
Nature: For Battisti & Co. Contr: Robert Colhoun. £3840.
Refs: IB 62, 17 Jan,14 Feb 1920, 47,103

Building: CO. DONEGAL, BUNCRANA, ST MARY'S HALL
Date: 1921
Nature: Alts.
Refs: IB 63, 17 Dec 1921, 810

Building: CO. DERRY, DERRY, TERMONBACCA HOUSE
Date: 1921
Nature: Building works & new drainage, for Sisters of Nazareth.
Refs: IB 63, 2 Jul 1921, 458

Building: CO. DONEGAL, INVER, INVER CREAMERY & CO-OPERATIVE STORES
Date: 1921
Nature: Rebuilding.
Refs: IB 63, 9 Apr 1921, 234

Building: CO. DONEGAL, LETTERKENNY, DISTRICT HOSPITAL
Date: 1924
Nature: Adds. & alts. Contr: Holmes Bros. £1010.
Refs: IB 66, 6 Sep 1924, 781

Building: CO. DONEGAL, DONEGAL, COUNTY INFIRMARY
Date: 1924
Nature: Adds; painting.
Refs: IB 66, 6 Sep 1924, 778

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BALLYMONEY, CHURCH (RC)
Date: 1924
Nature: -
Refs: IB 66, 19 Apr 1924, 353

Building: CO. DERRY, DERRY, FOYLE STREET, CRITERION HOTEL
Date: 1925
Nature: Reconstruction after destruction by fire 3 years earlier.
Refs: IB 67, 31 Oct 1925, 893

Building: CO. DONEGAL, CARNDONAGH, COURT HOUSE
Date: 1925
Nature: Reconstruction.
Refs: IB 67, 3,17 Oct 1925, 817,861

Building: CO. DONEGAL, DONEGAL, COURT HOUSE
Date: 1925
Nature: Reconstruction.
Refs: IB 67, 3 Oct 1925, 817

Building: CO. DONEGAL, BUNCRANA, COURT HOUSE
Date: 1925
Nature: Reconstruction.
Refs: IB 67, 3 Oct 1925, 817

Building: CO. DONEGAL, KILLYGORDON, PAROCHIAL HOUSE & CURATE'S RESIDENCE
Date: 1925
Nature: -
Refs: IB 67, 7 Mar 1925, 190

Building: CO. DERRY, CRAGH, CHURCH OF THE SACRED HEART (RC)
Date: 1926
Nature: Tenders invited for providing and installing heating.
Refs: IB 68, 4 Sep 1926, 691

Building: CO. DERRY, STRAW (DRAPERSTOWN), CHURCH OF ST COLUMBKILLE (RC)
Date: 1926
Nature: Tenders invited for carrying out structural imps. for Very Rev. J. McGlenchey, May 1926..
Refs: IB 68, 15 May 1926, 397; Alistair Rowan, The Buildings of Ireland: North West Ulster (1979), 249.

Building: CO. DERRY, ENAGH, SCHOOL
Date: 1926
Nature: Tenders invited for erection of same.
Refs: IB 68, 6 Feb,30 Oct 1926, 101,825

Building: CO. DERRY, ENAGH, SCHOOL
Date: 1926
Nature: Tenders invited for erection of same.
Refs: IB 68, 6 Feb 1926, 101

Building: CO. DONEGAL, ENAGH, PUBLIC ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Date: 1926
Nature: New school for Very Rev. W.B. MacFeely, PP.
Refs: Architect 115, 5 Feb 1926, 118

Building: CO. DONEGAL, LETTERKENNY, DISTRICT HOSPITAL
Date: 1927
Nature: Repairs to superintendent's office, for Co. Donegal Board of Health. Tenders invited.
Refs: IB 69, 16 Apr 1927, 281

Building: CO. DONEGAL, STRANORLAR, FEVER HOSPITAL
Date: 1927
Nature: Alts. in forming a fever hospital, for Co. Donegal Board of Health. Tenders invited.
Refs: IB 69, 17 Apr 1927, 281

Building: CO. DONEGAL, LETTERKENNY, FEVER HOSPITAL
Date: 1927
Nature: Reconstruction of building as fever hospital, for Co. Donegal Board of Health. Tenders invited.
Refs: IB 69, 16 Apr 1927, 281

Building: CO. DONEGAL, GLENTIES, TECHNICAL INSTITUTE & TEACHER'S RESIDENCE
Date: 1927
Nature: Additions. Tenders invited.
Refs: IB 69, 22 Jan 1927, 52

Building: CO. DONEGAL, GLENTIES, DISTRICT HOSPITAL
Date: 1927
Nature: Alts. & adds., for Co. Donegal Board of Health. Tenders first invited, May 1927.
Refs: IB 69, 14,28 May,11 Jun,12 Nov 1927, 358,403,437,841

Building: CO. DONEGAL, STRANORLAR, WATERWORKS
Date: 1928
Nature: With J.J.S. Barnhill, MICE.
Refs: IB 70, 18 Feb 1928, 159

Building: CO. DONEGAL, BALLYBOFEY, WATERWORKS
Date: 1928
Nature: With J.J.S. Barnhill, MICE.
Refs: IB 70, 18 Feb 1928, 159

Building: CO. DONEGAL, DUNGLOE, WATER SUPPLY
Date: 1928
Nature: -
Refs: IB 70, 12 May 1928, 428

Building: CO. TYRONE, AGHYARAN, CHURCH OF ST PATRICK (RC)
Date: 1928
Nature: Consecrated, 9 Dec 1928 (after works at?). Contr: M. Sweeney Ltd, Derry.
Refs: IB 70, 22 Dec 1928, 1080 (but see also Alistair Rowan, The Buildings of Ireland: North West Ulster (1979), 331)

Building: CO. DONEGAL, KINCASSLAGH, CHURCH (RC)
Date: 1928
Nature: Reconstruction.
Refs: IB 70, 26 May 1928, 465

Building: CO. DONEGAL, BUNCRANA, CHURCH (RC)
Date: 1928
Nature: New church.
Refs: IB 70, 12 May,23 Jun 1928, 422,550; 71, 19 Jan 1929, 75

Building: CO. DONEGAL, DUNGLOE, SEWERS
Date: 1928
Nature: -
Refs: IB 70, 12 May 1928, 428

Building: CO. DONEGAL, DONEGAL, WATER SUPPLY & SEWERS
Date: 1928
Nature: Improvements to waterworks.
Refs: IB 70, 18 Feb,12 May 1928, 130,159,428

Building: CO. DONEGAL, LETTERKENNY, DISTRICT HOSPITAL
Date: 1928
Nature: Improvements.
Refs: IB 70, 14 Apr 1928, 332

Building: CO. DONEGAL, BALLYSHANNON, DISTRICT HOSPITAL
Date: 1928
Nature: Repairs.
Refs: IB 70, 14 Apr 1928, 332

Building: CO. DONEGAL, LIFFORD, COUNTY HOSPITAL
Date: 1928;1930
Nature: Improvements; repairs.
Refs: IB 70, 17 Mar 1928, 224; 73, 4 Jul 1931, 606

Building: CO. DONEGAL, DONEGAL, DISTRICT HOSPITAL
Date: 1928;1931
Nature: Improvements, for Co. Donegal (Tirconaill) Board of Health Tuberculosis Scheme.
Refs: 4 drawings for proposed improvements, 1928-1930, with correspondence in IAA, Workhouse Drawings Collection, Acc. 85/138/96;  IB 70, 17 Mar 1928, 224; 73, 4 Jul 1931, 606.

Building: CO. DONEGAL, STRANORLAR, COUNTY HOME
Date: 1928;1934
Nature: Sewerage works; laundry & cooking equipment.
Refs: IB 70, 14 Apr 1928, 332; 76, 10 Mar 1934, 176

Building: CO. DONEGAL, CARNDONAGH, WATERWORKS
Date: 1929
Nature: -
Refs: IB 71, 14 Sep 1929, 831

Building: CO. DONEGAL, STRANORLAR, HOUSE
Date: 1929
Nature: -
Refs: IB 71, 22 Jun 1929, 579

Building: CO. DONEGAL, LIFFORD, COUNTY COUNCIL OFFICES
Date: 1929
Nature: Reconstruction.
Refs: IB 71, 5 Jan 1929, 26

Building: CO. DONEGAL, BUNCRANA, SEWERAGE
Date: 1929
Nature: For Donegal Co Board of Health.
Refs: IB 71, 19 Jan 1929, 75

Building: CO. DONEGAL, BALLYSHANNON, CHURCH OF ST PATRICK (RC)
Date: 1929-1930
Nature: Improvements; heating.
Refs: IB 71, 25 May 1929, 466; 72, 1 Feb 1930, 111

Building: CO. TYRONE, STRABANE, TOWN HALL STREET, IRISH NATIONAL FORESTERS' PREMISES
Date: 1930
Nature: Improvements.
Refs: IB 72, 27 Sep 1930, 871

Building: CO. DONEGAL, KNOCKFOLA, SCHOOL
Date: 1930
Nature: New.
Refs: IB 72, 13 Sep 1930, 821

Building: CO. DONEGAL, MEENACROSS (DUNGLOE), CHURCH (RC)
Date: 1930
Nature: New.
Refs: IB 72, 7 Jun 1930, 520

Building: CO. ANTRIM, GREENLOUGH, CHURCH (RC)
Date: 1930
Nature: Repairs.
Refs: Architect & Building News 124, 4 Jul 1930, 28

Building: CO. DONEGAL, LIFFORD, COURT HOUSE
Date: 1931
Nature: Improvements.
Refs: IB 73, 24 Oct 1931, 929

Building: CO. DONEGAL, LETTERKENNY, MUNSTER & LEINSTER BANK
Date: 1931
Nature: Renovation of premises.
Refs: IB 73, 28 Feb 1931, 186

Building: CO. DONEGAL, INISHOWEN, HOUSES (110)
Date: 1932
Nature: For County Board of Health.
Refs: IB 74, 3 Dec 1932, 1092

Building: CO. DONEGAL, MILFORD, HOUSES (070)
Date: 1932
Nature: For County Board of Health.
Refs: IB 74, 3 Dec 1932, 1092

Building: CO. DONEGAL, DONEGAL, HOUSES (090)
Date: 1932
Nature: For County Board of Health.
Refs: IB 74, 3 Dec 1932, 1092

Building: CO. DONEGAL, BALLYSHANNON, HOUSES
Date: 1932
Nature: For County Board of Health.
Refs: IB 74, 3 Dec 1932, 1092

Building: CO. DONEGAL, CARRICKANAGH (BALLYBOFEY), HOUSES
Date: 1932
Nature: For Mrs K. McLaughlin.
Refs: IB 74, 13 Aug 1932, 740

Building: CO. DONEGAL, BALLYSHANNON, SHEIL HOSPITAL
Date: 1932
Nature: Works, under Charitable Hospitals Acts 1930 & 1931.
Refs: IB 74, 2 Jul 1932, 611

Building: CO. DONEGAL, CARNDONAGH, DISTRICT HOSPITAL
Date: 1932
Nature: Water supply.
Refs: IB 74, 16 Jan 1932, 79

Building: CO. DONEGAL, CARNAMUGGAGH, RESERVOIR
Date: 1933
Nature: Improvements.
Refs: IB 75, 7 Oct 1933, 866; 76, 27 Jan 1934, 64

Building: CO. DONEGAL, MULLANS (DONEGAL), HOUSES (008)
Date: 1933
Nature: 8 labourers' cottages, for County Board of Health.
Refs: IB 75, 15 Jul 1933, 612

Building: CO. DONEGAL, BUNDORAN, HOUSES (012)
Date: 1933
Nature: 12 working-class houses, for Bundoran UDC.
Refs: IB 75, 8 Apr 1933, 294

Building: CO. DONEGAL, BALLYSHANNON, HOUSES (020)
Date: 1933-34
Nature: 20 labourers' cottages. For County Board of Health.
Refs: IB 75, 2,16 Dec 1933, 1043,1086; 76, 10 Mar 1934, 196

Building: CO. DONEGAL, KERRYKEEL, WATER SUPPLY
Date: 1934
Nature: -
Refs: IB 76, 10 Feb 1934, 118

Building: CO. DONEGAL, ARDARA, SEWER EXTENSION
Date: 1934
Nature: -
Refs: IB 76, 15 Dec 1934, 1090

Building: CO. DONEGAL, DONEGAL, HOUSES (020)
Date: 1934
Nature: 20 labourers' cottages
Refs: IB 76, 10 Mar 1934, 196

Building: CO. DONEGAL, KERRYKEEL, WATER SUPPLY
Date: 1934
Nature: -
Refs: IB 76, 10 Feb 1934, 118

Building: CO. DONEGAL, KILLYBEGS, WATER SUPPLY
Date: 1934
Nature: -
Refs: IB 76, 10 Feb,10 Mar 1934, 118,205

Building: CO. DONEGAL, DONEGAL, SEWERS
Date: 1935
Nature: -
Refs: IB 77, 9 Feb 1935, 117

Building: CO. DONEGAL, LETTERKENNY, COUNTY HOSPITAL (PROPOSED)
Date: 1936
Nature: Proposed new hospital, with C.V. McLaughlin.
Refs: IB 78, 2,16 May 1936, 362,433; 79, 6 Mar 1937, 217; 80, 30 Apr 1938, 366; 81, 15 Apr 1939, 322

Building: CO. DONEGAL, BALLYSHANNON, SEWERAGE SCHEME
Date: 1936-37
Nature: Laying of sewers and construction of pumping station.
Refs: IB 78, 7 Mar 1936, 212; 79, 21 Aug 1937, 757

Building: CO. DONEGAL, BALLINTRA, WATER SUPPLY
Date: 1937
Nature: -
Refs: IB 79, 15 May 1937, 453

Building: CO. TYRONE, LECKPATRICK, CHURCH (RC)
Date: 1937-39
Nature: New. Builder: James Maguire, Irvinestown. Dedicated Sep 1939.
Refs: IB 79, 1 May,10 Jul 1937, 405,624; 81, 30 Sep 1939, 834

Building: CO. TYRONE, BALLYMONGAN, PUBLIC ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS
Date: 1938
Nature: New.
Refs: IB 80, 5 Mar 1938, 198

Building: CO. DONEGAL, STRANORLAR, COUNTY HOME
Date: 1939
Nature: Gate house.
Refs: IB 81, 9 Dec 1939, 999

Building: CO. DONEGAL, LOUGH SALT, WATER SCHEME
Date: 1939
Nature: Execution by WJD.
Refs: IB 81, 11 Nov 1939, 936

Building: CO. FERMANAGH, GARRISON, PAROCHIAL HALL
Date: 1939
Nature: -
Refs: IB 81, 15 Apr 1939, 324

Building: CO. DONEGAL, LETTERKENNY, DISTRICT HOSPITAL
Date: 1940
Nature: Improvements.
Refs: IB 82, 9 Nov 1940, 682

Building: CO. DONEGAL, BALLYSHANNON, HOUSES (020)
Date: 1940
Nature: 20 labourers' cottages.
Refs: IB 82, 17 Aug 1940, 521

Building: CO. DONEGAL, NARAN (PORTNOO), WATERWORKS
Date: 1941
Nature: -
Refs: IB 83, 19 Jul 1941, 353

Building: CO. DONEGAL, ROSNAKILL, HOUSES (001 OR 2)
Date: 1941
Nature: 1 or 2 labourers' cottages
Refs: IB 83, 13 Sep 1941, 434

Building: CO. DONEGAL, CROAGHAN, HOUSES (001 OR 2)
Date: 1941
Nature: 1 or 2 labourers' cottages.
Refs: IB 83, 13 Sep 1941, 434

Building: CO. DONEGAL, KILLYBEGS, SEWERAGE SCHEME
Date: 1941
Nature: -
Refs: IB 83, 8 Nov 1941, 517

Building: CO. TYRONE, AUGHABRACK, CHURCH OF ST MARY (RC)
Date: 1941
Nature: Reconstruction.
Refs: Alistair Rowan, The Buildings of Ireland: North West Ulster (1979), 454

Building: CO. DONEGAL, BUNCRANA, PUBLIC LAVATORY
Date: 1943
Nature: -
Refs: IB 85, 31 Jul 1943, 296

Building: CO. DONEGAL, BUNCRANA, WATER SUPPLY
Date: 1943
Nature: Improvements.
Refs: IB 85, 3 Jul 1943, 261

Building: CO. DONEGAL, BALLYBOFEY, CURATE'S HOUSE
Date: 1944
Nature: -
Refs: IB 84, 22 Apr 1944, 171

Building: CO. DERRY, DERRY, HOUSE
Date: 1945
Nature: -
Refs: IB 87, 1 Dec 1945, 642

Building: CO. DONEGAL, BUNCRANA, SHIRT FACTORY
Date: 1945
Nature: -
Refs: IB 87, 14 Jul 1945, 338

Building: CO. DONEGAL, BUNCRANA, COCKHILL ROAD, CASTLEFIELD ESTATE, HOUSES (48,16)
Date: 1945-46;1948
Nature: -
Refs: IB 87, 1 Dec 1945, 640,646; 88, 24 Aug 1946, 538; 90, 30 Oct 1948, 888

Building: CO. DONEGAL, MOVILLE, HOUSES (028)
Date: 1948
Nature: 28 single-storey labourers' cottages. For Donegal County Council.
Refs: IB 90, 15 May 1948, 390

Building: CO. DONEGAL, DUNKINEELY, HOUSES (006)
Date: 1948
Nature: 6 2-storey labourers' cottages for Donegal County Council.
Refs: IB 90, 15 May 1948, 390

Building: CO. DONEGAL, RAMELTON, HOUSES (018)
Date: 1948-49
Nature: Labourers' cottage, for for Donegal County Council.
Refs: IB 90, 15 May,30 Oct 1948, 390,890; 91, 5 Feb 1949, 128

Building: CO. DONEGAL, NEWTOWNHAMILTON, HOUSES (004)
Date: 1949
Nature: 4 2-storey, 2-roomed labourers' cottages, for Donegal County Council.
Refs: IB 91, 10 Dec 1949, 1172

Building: CO. DONEGAL, CARNDONAGH, FEVER HOSPITAL
Date: 1949
Nature: Extensive alts. & adds., with C.V. McLaughlin, for Donegal County Council.
Refs: IB 91, 16 Apr 1949, 356

Building: CO. DONEGAL, GORTAHORK, CHURCH OF CHRIST THE KING (RC)
Date: 1949-1954
Nature: New. For Ven. Archdeacon P. Kerr, PP. £80,000. Principal contractor: O'Connor & Bailey, Dublin.
Refs: IB 91, 14 May 1949, 458; 92, 29 Apr 1950, 444; 96, 11 Sep 1954, 879,880(illus.); Alistair Rowan, The Buildings of Ireland: North West Ulster (1979), 310

Building: CO. DONEGAL, BUNCRANA, CASTLE AVENUE, HOUSES (008) & ROAD
Date: 1953
Nature: With W.J. Doherty, BE, for Buncrana UDC.
Refs: IB 95, 28 Feb 1953, 222

Building: CO. DONEGAL, TULLYARVAN (BUNCRANA), CORN & MAIZE MILL
Date: ?
Nature: New.
Refs: IB (vol, date &c. omitted by Jones)