Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Carpenter and speculative builder of Belfast, active from the 1770s until the 1790s. Hugh Dunlap was employed in the erection of the Belfast Poorhouse in the early 1770s. In 1773 he proposed a cupola as an alternative to the spire on the Belfast Poorhouse, making a model for the committee to consider.(1)  A lease of 1785 in PRONI  PRONI records the lease by Dunlap from Francis Turnly of Newtownards of land on the east side of Forest Lane, Belfast, with the obligation to build a house;  in an attached assignment of 1799 his widow Jane assigns the lease to James Dunlap of Bangor, shoemaker.(2)  In 1794 Hugh Dunlap and ROGER MULHOLLAND  ROGER MULHOLLAND were asked to suggest improvements to the safety of the theatre in Belfast, which were duly carried out.(3)  Dunlap  died in February 1798.(4)



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(1) C.E.B.Brett, Buildings of Belfast (2nd edition, 1967), 5; R.W.M. Strain, Belfast and its Charitable Society (1961), 42, 43.
(2) PRONI, D971/42/A/14/2,3 (see PRONI E-catalogue).
(3) Belfast News Letter, 28 Nov - 1 Dec 1794.
(4) Belfast News Letter, 26 Feb 1798.


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Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, NORTH QUEEN STREET, CLIFTON HOUSE (BELFAST CHARITABLE SOCIETY)
Date: 1771ca
Nature: HD employed on construction; proposes cupola as alternative to spire.
Refs: Brett, 4-5