Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

English sculptor, who carved symbolic devices on the nave columns and corbels of St Anne's CI Cathedral, Belfast, 1925-1937.(1) Morris Harding, who, according to the 1911 census of England, was born in Stevenage, Hertfordshire, in 1874 or 1875, was based in London during the first three decades of the twentieth century but, perhaps as a result of the St Anne's commission, moved to Holywood, Co. Down, in 1928 or 1929. He exhibited at the Royal Academy between 1907 and 1930 and at the Royal Hibernian Academy, of which he was a member, every year from 1929 until 1953 excepting 1951.

Addresses: 1B Greville Place, London NW, 1907-1912; Studios, Portsdown Place, Maida Vale, London NW, 1915-1928; St Brigid's Studios, Holywood, Co. Down, 1929-1948; 104 Church Road, Holywood, Co. Down, 1949-1953.

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References

All information in this entry not otherwise accounted for is from Royal Academy Exhibitors 1905-1970 (1985), II, 254-5, and RHA Index, II, 54-55.

(1) Larmour, 71, no. 159.


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Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, DONEGALL STREET, ST ANNE'S CATHEDRAL (CI)
Date: 1925-1937
Nature: Carving on nave capitals, responds, corbels, 1927-29.  Also figure of soldier with bowed head on military memorial.
Refs: John Frederick MacNeice, The Church of Ireland in Belfast (Belfast, 1931), 92-93;  Paul Larmour, Belfast: an illustrated architectural guide (1987), 71 (no. 159); www.belfastcathedral.org.

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, ANTRIM ROAD, CHURCH OF ST PETER (CI)
Date: 1932
Nature: Side chapel reredos, 'The Ascension'.
Refs: Paul Larmour, Belfast: an illustrated architectural guide (1987), 63 (no. 143)

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, CROMAC STREET (& MAY STREET), NO. 001-15 (TELEPHONE HOUSE)
Date: 1933ca
Nature: Carved royal coat of arms over door.
Refs: Paul Larmour, Belfast: an illustrated architectural guide (1987), 88 (no. 204)

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, UNIVERSITY ROAD, QUEEN'S UNIVERSITY, SIR WILLIAM WHITLA HALL
Date: 1938ca?
Nature: Carvings designed by Gilbert Bayes, London, and executed by MH.
Refs: Paul Larmour, Belfast: an illustrated architectural guide (1987), 93 (no. 218)

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, CRUMLIN ROAD, MASONIC HALL
Date: 1939ca
Nature: Carved design over door.
Refs: Carved model exh. RHA 1941 (no. 373); Paul Larmour, Belfast: an illustrated architectural guide (1987), 92 (no. 217)