Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Architect, of Newry and Belfast. William Barre was born in Newry in 1830 and, after working for a builder in Newry, was articled to THOMAS DUFF  THOMAS DUFF at the age of seventeen. On Duff's death in 1848, he went to Dublin to complete his training with EDWARD GRIBBON EDWARD GRIBBON . He returned to Newry at the end of 1850 and opened his own office at 2 Marcus Square.(1) In 1860 he moved his office to Belfast after winning the competition for the Ulster Hall in that city the previous year;  this was one of the many architectural competitions in which he participated throughout his career. His Belfast practice flourished but was short-lived; in August 1865, he caught a cold as the result of walking about in wet grass while measuring the site for a villa near Downpatrick.(2) A persistent sore throat was followed by the loss of his voice and the gradual onset of consumption; 'it was evident', Durham Dunlop observed in his Memoir of …William J. Barre (1868), 'that he possessed the bodily organization, mental endowments, and sensitive susceptibilities which are usually taken to indicate a phthisical tendency latent in the constitution'. In November 1866 Barre left Belfast to winter at Menton. He returned to Belfast the following March. A visit to Dr Barter's hydropathic establishment at Cork in July brought temporary relief, but he continued to weaken and died at his house in Fisherwick Place, Belfast, on 23 September 1867. He was buried at St Patrick's Church, Newry. He was unmarried, but was survived by a widowed mother. His pupils and assistants included CHARLES ACTON SHERRY.  CHARLES ACTON SHERRY.

GLFI: initiated into Lodge 23, Newry, 1851; master, 1852 and 1855; secretary, 1860; on return of members for 1860, but listed as an honorary member in 1863.(3)
RIAI: council member, 1863-4.(4)

Address: 2 Marcus Square, Newry, 1852;(5) 2 Clarence Place, Belfast, 1856.(6)

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References

All information in this entry not otherwise accounted for is from Durham Dunlop (ed.), A Memoir of the professional life of William J. Barre, Esq. member of the Royal Insitute of Architects Ireland: with photographic illustrations selected from his works (Belfast: James Magill, 1868). This forms the basis of the accounts of his life in Brett, 37-41, and Paul Larmour, 'The eclectic style of W.J.Barre', Perspective, Mar-Apr 1984, 63-64. The photograph of Barre which forms the frontispiece of the Memoir is reproduced by in Larmour's article. An obituary of Barre is in IB 9, 1 Oct 1867, 250.

(1) Larmour, op. cit., above.
(2) Identified by Larmour, op. cit. above, as Vianstown Cottage.
(3) GLFI archives; the returns for 1863 give his age in 1863 as 37.
(4) Typescript list of RIAI officers and council, 1849-1968, in IAA.
(5) Directory of Belfast and the Province of Ulster (1852), 609.
(6) RIAI list of members, 1866.


113 work entries listed in chronological order for BARRE, WILLIAM JOSEPH


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Building: CO. DOWN, NEWRY, HILL STREET, CATHEDRAL OF SS PATRICK & COLMAN (RC)
Date: 1851
Nature: Improvements.
Refs: Extract from Newry Telegraph, 20 Sep 1851, in Crossle MSS, NLI 2210, p. 377 (reference from Christine Casey)

Building: CO. DOWN, NEWRY, HILL STREET, UNITARIAN CHURCH
Date: 1852
Nature: FS laid Summer 1852.
Refs: B 10, 3 Jul 1852, 421; Durham Dunlop (ed.), A Memoir of the professional life of William J. Barre, Esq. member of the Royal Insitute of Architects Ireland: with photographic illustrations selected from his works (Belfast: James Magill, 1868), 5-7, Pl. 1.

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, LEINSTER LAWN, DUBLIN INDUSTRIAL EXHIBITION BUILDING
Date: 1852-53
Nature: Competition entrant.
Refs: Durham Dunlop (ed.), A Memoir of the professional life of William J. Barre, Esq. member of the Royal Insitute of Architects Ireland: with photographic illustrations selected from his works (Belfast: James Magill, 1868), 4-5

Building: CO. MONAGHAN, ROCKCORRY, CHURCH OF ST JAMES (CI)
Date: 1854-55
Nature: New church, for Richard Dawson, 3rd Baron Cremorne
Refs: 6 signed plans and elevations, dated Feb 1864, in PRONI, CR1/28/D/1-6 (see PRONI e-catalogue); B 12, 18 Feb 1854, 89; RHA 1861,No.618; Durham Dunlop (ed.), A Memoir of the professional life of William J. Barre, Esq. member of the Royal Insitute of Architects Ireland: with photographic illustrations selected from his works (Belfast: James Magill, 1868), 7, Pl. 2; illus. in Clergy of Clogher (Ulster Historical Foundation, 2006), Part 1, 84;  Kevin V. Mulligan, The Buildings of Ireland: South Ulster (2013), 522, Pl.84..

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, YORK STREET, UNITARIAN CHURCH
Date: 1855
Nature: Classical.
Refs: Durham Dunlop (ed.), A Memoir of the professional life of William J. Barre, Esq. member of the Royal Insitute of Architects Ireland: with photographic illustrations selected from his works (Belfast: James Magill, 1868), 7; Brett, 37; Marcus Patton, Central Belfast: an historical gazetteer (UAHS, 1993), 343

Building: CO. DOWN, GARGARY, DOLLY'S BRAE, CHURCH OF ST PATRICK (RC)
Date: 1855-1859ca
Nature: New Gothic church to accommodate 600 persons in Drumgooland Lower parish has been erected. Belfry with bell cast by Mr Murphy. Altar and tabernacle by Mssrs. Barff, Dublin. (Redecorated, 1912)
Refs: DB 2, 1 Feb 1860, 204; E. Campbell, Ecclesiastical Buildings of the Diocese of Dromore (1940), 12

Building: CO. DOWN, SCRABO HILL, LONDONDERRY MONUMENT
Date: 1856
Nature: Placed 1st  in competition, but commission given to Lanyon.
Refs: Freeman's Journal, 12 Mar 1856 (citing Newry Telegraph);  B 14, 15 Nov 1856, 631; Durham Dunlop (ed.), A Memoir of the professional life of William J. Barre, Esq. member of the Royal Insitute of Architects Ireland: with photographic illustrations selected from his works (Belfast: James Magill, 1868), 8-20; C.E.B. Brett, The Buildings of Belfast (2nd ed., 1985), 37-38.

Building: CO. MONAGHAN, MONAGHAN, CHURCH SQUARE, DAWSON MEMORIAL
Date: 1857
Nature: Winning competition entry.   Granite obelisk erected by Richard Dawson, 3rd Baron Cremorne (later 1st Earl of Dartrey) in memory of his brother  Lt. Col. Thomas Vesey Dawson, killed at Inkerman in 1854.
Refs: Durham Dunlop (ed.), A Memoir of the professional life of William J. Barre, Esq. member of the Royal Insitute of Architects Ireland: with photographic illustrations selected from his works (Belfast: James Magill, 1868), 20; C.E.B. Brett, Court Houses and Market Houses of the Province of Ulster (UAHS, 1973), 38; C.E.B. Brett, Historic Buildings…in the town of Monaghan (UAHS, 1970), 15;  Kevin V. Mulligan, The Buildings of Ireland: South Ulster (2013), 471-2.

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, WARING STREET, NO. 035-39 (ULSTER BANK)
Date: 1857
Nature: Competition entrant, placed 2nd.
Refs: Durham Dunlop (ed.), A Memoir of the professional life of William J. Barre, Esq. member of the Royal Insitute of Architects Ireland: with photographic illustrations selected from his works (Belfast: James Magill, 1868), 20; Brett, 38

Building: CO. ARMAGH, KEADY, PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH (2ND)
Date: 1857
Nature: Tenders invited for carrying out alts. & adds., Mar 1857. Church actually rebuilt?
Refs: Armagh Guardian, 20 Mar 1857;  Kevin V. Mulligan, The Buildings of Ireland: South Ulster (2013), 366;  Laurence Kirkpatrick, Presbyterians in Ireland: an illustrated history (Booklink, 2006),118(illus.)
 

Building: CO. DERRY, PORTSTEWART, HEATHMOUNT, ADAM CLARKE MEMORIAL METHODIST CHURCH
Date: 1857-1861
Nature: WJB wins competition. Gothic. FS laid Sep 1859. Builder: Joseph Johnston, Cookstown. Opened 4 Jul 1861.
Refs: B 15, 10 Oct 1857, 584; DB I, 1 Oct 1859, 133; 3, 15 May 1861, 507-8; RHA 1861, no.601; Durham Dunlop (ed.), A Memoir of the professional life of William J. Barre, Esq. member of the Royal Insitute of Architects Ireland: with photographic illustrations selected from his works (Belfast: James Magill, 1868), 22, Pl.4; W.D. Girvan, Historic Buildings…in North Antrim (UAHS, 1972), 34(illus),35; Paul Larmour, 'The eclectic style of W.J.Barre', Perspective, Mar-Apr 1984, 63

Building: CO. ARMAGH, ARMAGH, PALACE DEMESNE, ARCHBISHOP'S PALACE
Date: 1857-58
Nature: Improvements for Archbishop Beresford.
Refs: Durham Dunlop (ed.), A Memoir of the professional life of William J. Barre, Esq. member of the Royal Insitute of Architects Ireland: with photographic illustrations selected from his works (Belfast: James Magill, 1868), 21

Building: CO. DOWN, MAGHERAL, CHURCH OF ST MARY IMMACULATE (RC)
Date: 1857-58
Nature: New church adjacent to Mass House of 1807, with parochial hall behind, begun 1857. Dedicated 17 Oct 1858. (Renovated with new high altar, 1930.)
Refs: B 16, 6 Nov 1858, 751; E. Campbell, Ecclesiastical Buildings in the Diocese of Dromore (1940), 9

Building: CO. WICKLOW, KILCRONEY (BRAY), CHURCH OF ST BRIGID (CI, KILBRIDE BRAY PARISH)
Date: 1857-59
Nature: New chapel-of-ease on site given by Hon. Sidney Herbert.  14th century Gothic, with nave, chancel, vestry, belltower, spire and porch.  FS laid 1 Aug 1857. Consecrated 9 Jun 1859. Contractor: Thomas H. Lee, Drogheda.  Approx. cost, £2,600 (original estimated cost was £1,400 with extra £400 for internal furniture and fittings).
Refs: B 15, 8 Aug 1857, 449;  Irish Ecclesiastical Gazette 1, no. 17 (Aug 1857), 341; 'Consecration of Kilbride Church', Irish Times, 10 Jun 1859;  RHA 1861, No.618 (see DB 3, 15 May 1861, 508); Durham Dunlop (ed.), A Memoir of the professional life of William J. Barre, Esq. member of the Royal Institute of Architects Ireland: with photographic illustrations selected from his works (Belfast: James Magill, 1868), 22, Pl.3; B.H.Blacker, Sketches of Irish Churches; W. Garner, Bray Architectural Heritage (An Foras Forbatha, 1980), 74; Paul Larmour, 'The eclectic style of W.J.Barre', Perspective, Mar-Apr 1994, 63;  exterior illus. in Claude Costegalde & Brian Walker, The Church of Ireland: an illustrated history (2013), 303.

Building: CO. ANTRIM, PORTRUSH, ADAM CLARKE MEMORIAL OBELISK
Date: 1857-59
Nature: 45 ft high obelisk with statue of Adam Clarke in front of it 'on an elevated plot of ground on which the late Dr Clarke himself built a school house which is still standing and well attended'. FS of obelisk laid Oct 1857. Obelisk almost finished Oct 1858. Statue inaugurated Oct 1859. Builder: McLaughlin.
Refs: B 15, 10 Oct 1857, 584; 16, 16 Oct 1858, 699; DB 1, 1 Oct 1859, 133.

Building: CO. ARMAGH, ARMAGH, CATHEDRAL CLOSE, PRECENTOR'S HOUSE
Date: 1858
Nature: To be completely remodelled, existing wall round it removed and enclosure thrown into the road and carriageway at cathedral gate.
Refs: B 16, 30 Oct 1858, 731

Building: CO. MONAGHAN, CLONES, MONAGHAN STREET, PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
Date: 1858
Nature: New. (But see also Robert Young.)
Refs: Durham Dunlop (ed.), A Memoir of the professional life of William J. Barre, Esq. member of the Royal Insitute of Architects Ireland: with photographic illustrations selected from his works (Belfast: James Magill, 1868), list of works;  Kevin V. Mulligan, The Buildings of Ireland: South Ulster (2013), 273;  illus. in Laurence Kirkpatrick, Presbyterians in Ireland: an illustrated history (Booklink, 2006), 292.


Building: CO. WICKLOW, BRAY, QUINSBOROUGH ROAD, ST ANDREW'S PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
Date: 1858
Nature: New church, built during 1858 and opened 12 Sep 1858.
Refs: B 16, 7 Aug,11 Sep 1858, 539,622; Wicklow Newsletter, 18 Feb 1899;  Laurence Kirkpatrick, Presbyterians in Ireland: an illustrated history (Booklink, 2006), 247-8(illus.).

Building: CO. ARMAGH, PORTADOWN, PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH (1ST)
Date: 1858
Nature: New church, replacing one of 1822, opened Aug 1858. Contractor: Davidson, Lurgan.
Refs: B 16, 18 Sep 1858, 638; C.E.B. Brett, D., Dunleath, R. Oram & A.J. Rowan. Historic Buildings…in the designated area of the Craigavon Development Commission (UAHS, 1970), 3; Paul Larmour, 'The eclectic style of W.J.Barre', Perspective, Mar-Apr 1984, 63;  Kevin V. Mulligan, The Buildings of Ireland: South Ulster (2013), 505;  Laurence Kirkpatrick, Presbyterians in Ireland: an illustrated history (Booklink, 2006), 119(illus.)  

Building: CO. ARMAGH, DRUMBANAGHER, CHURCH OF ST MARY (CI)
Date: 1858-1861
Nature: New church with 4-bay nave, chancel and broach spire.  Tenders invited, Oct 1858. Builder: Arthur Henry, Newry.
Refs: Armagh Guardian, 1 Oct 1858;  Durham Dunlop (ed.), A Memoir of the professional life of William J. Barre, Esq. member of the Royal Insitute of Architects Ireland: with photographic illustrations selected from his works (Belfast: James Magill, 1868), 7; unsigned, undated drawing for simple EE church (nave, chancel, porch, robing room, belfry over N gable) in RCB Library, portfolio 2B;  Irish Ecclesiastical Gazette 4, no. 41 (15 Nov 1862), 617;  J.B. Leslie, Armagh Clergy & Parishes (1911), 25-6;  Kevin V. Mulligan, The Buildings of Ireland: South Ulster (2013), 360-361;  illus. in Claude Costegalde & Brian Walker, The Church of Ireland: an illustrated history (2013), 120.

Building: CO. ARMAGH, ARMAGH, COLLEGE STREET, 1ST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH SCHOOLS
Date: 1858-59
Nature: New Italianate 6-bay, 2-storey school. Tenders invited, Jul 1858.  FS laid summer, 1858. Being roofed by end of following Oct.  Opened, Oct 1859.  Ground floor storey rendered in Portland cement; upper part of Belfast red & white bricks. Builder: Farr, Armagh. Stonecutters: McCullough & Morrow. Painter: Maxwell.
Refs: Armagh Guardian, 2 Jul 1858,14,21 Oct 1859; B 16, 30 Oct 1858, 731; 17, 19 Nov 1859, 766;  Durham Dunlop (ed.), A Memoir of the professional life of William J. Barre, Esq. member of the Royal Insitute of Architects Ireland: with photographic illustrations selected from his works (Belfast: James Magill, 1868), list of works; R. McKinstry, R. Oram, R. Weatherup, P. Wilson, The Buildings of Armagh (UAHS, 1992), 92;  ;  Kevin V. Mulligan, The Buildings of Ireland: South Ulster (2013), 120.

Building: CO. ARMAGH, ARMAGH, VICARS' HILL, CONCERT HALL FOR VICARS CHORAL
Date: 1858ca
Nature: -
Refs: Durham Dunlop (ed.), A Memoir of the professional life of William J. Barre, Esq. member of the Royal Insitute of Architects Ireland: with photographic illustrations selected from his works (Belfast: James Magill, 1868), 21;  Kevin V. Mulligan, The Buildings of Ireland: South Ulster (2013), 107.

Building: CO. ARMAGH, ARMAGH, VICARS' HILL?, PRECENTOR'S HOUSE
Date: 1858p
Nature: 'The Precentor's house at Armagh is to be completely remodelled under the architect last named [WJB] ;  the existing wall round it to be removed; and the enclosure thrown into the road and carriage-way at Cathedral-gate.'
Refs: B 16, 30 Oct 1858, 731.

Building: CO. ARMAGH, ARMAGH, PALACE DEMESNE, ARCHBISHOP'S PALACE
Date: 1859
Nature: Restoration of stables destroyed by fire, under direction of WJB. For Archbishop Beresford.
Refs: DB 1, 1 Dec 1859, 165; 2, 1 Oct 1860, 352;  Kevin V. Mulligan, The Buildings of Ireland: South Ulster (2013), 136.

Building: CO. ARMAGH, ARMAGH, ABBEY STREET, METHODIST SCHOOLS (CI)
Date: 1859
Nature: New schools, abutting church, for Mrs Cope. Foundation stone laid 19 Aug 1859. (Now (2013) Methodist Hall.)
Refs: Armagh Guardian, 26 Aug 1859; DB 2, 1 Oct 1860, 352; Durham Dunlop (ed.), A Memoir of the professional life of William J. Barre, Esq. member of the Royal Insitute of Architects Ireland: with photographic illustrations selected from his works (Belfast: James Magill, 1868), 22; R. McKinstry, R. Oram, R. Weatherup & P. Wilson, The Buildings of Armagh (UAHS, 1992), 34;  Kevin V. Mulligan, The Buildings of Ireland: South Ulster (2013), 118.

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, LEESON PARK, MOLYNEUX CHURCH & ASYLUM (CI)
Date: 1859
Nature: WJB unsuccessful competition entrant.
Refs: Durham Dunlop (ed.), A Memoir of the professional life of William J. Barre, Esq. member of the Royal Insitute of Architects Ireland: with photographic illustrations selected from his works (Belfast: James Magill, 1868), 64

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, LEESON PARK, MOLYNEUX CHURCH & ASYLUM (CI)
Date: 1859
Nature: Competition entry
Refs: RHA 1859, No.343; DB 1, 1 Jun 1859, 70

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, BEDFORD STREET, ULSTER HALL
Date: 1859-1862
Nature: WJB wins competition (announced Sep 1859) for designing new hall. Contractor: D. & J. Fulton. Organ inaugurated 17 Dec 1862.
Refs: Perspective view in Ulster Museum, see Hugh Dixon, Ulster Architecture 1800-1900 (UAHS, 1972), 27 (no. 137, repr. in unpaginated plate section); DB 1, 1 Nov,1,17 Dec 1859, 744,756,830; 2, 1 May 1860, 258; 3, 15 Jan,1 Apr,15 May 1861, 409,463,468(illus.),508; 4, 15 May 1862, 122; IB 78, 25 Jan 1936, 58; B 18, 25 Aug 1860, 542; 19, 30 Mar 1861, 211; Durham Dunlop (ed.), A Memoir of the professional life of William J. Barre, Esq. member of the Royal Insitute of Architects Ireland: with photographic illustrations selected from his works (Belfast: James Magill, 1868), 22-24. Pl.5; RHA 1861, Nos.570,576; Larmour,22(illus.),24; Marcus Patton, Central Belfast: an historical gazetteer (UAHS, 1993), 30,51(illus.)

Building: CO. ARMAGH, ARMAGH, ABBEY STREET, METHODIST CHURCH
Date: 1860
Nature: Alts. Church re-opened for worship, 16 Oct 1862.
Refs: DB 2, 1 Oct 1860, 352; R. McKinstry, R. Oram, R. Weatherup & P. Wilson, The Buildings of Armagh (UAHS, 1992), 34;  Armagh Guardian, 3 Oct 1862.

Building: CO. ARMAGH, KILLILEA, SCHOOLS
Date: 1860
Nature: New schools to be built.
Refs: DB 2, 1 Oct 1860, 352

Building: CO. TYRONE, ARDTREA, SCHOOL
Date: 1860
Nature: New school commenced on property of Lord Primate. Contractor: Dunns.
Refs: DB 2, 1 Oct 1860, 352

Building: CO. ARMAGH, TYNAN, DERRYHAW ROAD, ERASMUS SMITH SCHOOL (LATER PARISH HALL)
Date: 1860
Nature: New 5-bay Italianate school with teacher's house projecting at rear.Estimates have been taken for new schools. Large subscriptions from Sir James Stronge and the Primate. (Extended, 2006.)
Refs: DB 2, 1 Oct 1860, 352;   Kevin V. Mulligan, The Buildings of Ireland: South Ulster (2013), 566-7.

Building: CO. ARMAGH, MARKETHILL, KEADY STREET, METHODIST CHURCH
Date: 1860
Nature: Remodelling of church (of 1833, see OS Memoirs, Mullaghbrack parish) including new flooring, seating and pulpit.
Refs: DB 2, 1 Oct 1860, 352;  Kevin V. Mulligan, The Buildings of Ireland: South Ulster (2013), 444.

Building: CO. TYRONE, MOY, METHODIST CHURCH
Date: 1860
Nature: New church.
Refs: DB 2, 1 Oct 1860, 352; 3, 1 Jun 1861, 533; Durham Dunlop (ed.), A Memoir of the professional life of William J. Barre, Esq. member of the Royal Institute of Architects Ireland: with photographic illustrations selected from his works (Belfast: James Magill, 1868), list of works

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, ST ANDREW'S STREET, ST ANDREW'S CHURCH (CI, 3RD)
Date: 1860
Nature: Competition entrant.
Refs: Durham Dunlop (ed.), A Memoir of the professional life of William J. Barre, Esq. member of the Royal Insitute of Architects Ireland: with photographic illustrations selected from his works (Belfast: James Magill, 1868), 64

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, SYDENHAM AVENUE, NO. 094 (& BELMONT CHURCH ROAD), BELMONT PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
Date: 1860-61
Nature: WJB winner of competition for new church (he was the only competitor). Gothic. Builder: Edward Armstrong. Church opened, 26 Jan 1862.
Refs: DB 2, 1 Sep 1860, 330; 3, 1 Feb,15 May 1861, 422,508; B 19, 2 Feb,16 Mar 1861, 81,175; RHA 1861, No.580; Durham Dunlop (ed.), A Memoir of the professional life of William J. Barre, Esq. member of the Royal Institute of Architects Ireland: with photographic illustrations selected from his works (Belfast: James Magill, 1868), 25,Pl.6; Paul Larmour, Belfast: an illustrated architectural guide (1987), 54 (sub no. 124); Paul Larmour, 'The eclectic style of W.J.Barre', Perspective, Mar-Apr 1984, 63; C.E.B. Brett, Buildings of Belfast (2nd ed., 1985), 39;  Laurence Kirkpatrick, Presbyterians in Ireland: an illustrated history (Booklink, 2006), 165(illus.).


Building: CO. LOUTH, DUNDALK, SUPERINTENDENT'S HOUSE, DUBLIN & BELFAST JUNCTION RLWY
Date: 1861
Nature: To be built. To cost about £900.
Refs: DB 3, 1 Jun 1861, 531

Building: CO. ARMAGH, FORKHILL, GLEBE HOUSE
Date: 1861
Nature: Completed. Builder: Hall & Son, Dublin.
Refs: DB 3, 1 Mar 1861, 448

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, MARY'S ABBEY (& CAPEL STREET), PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
Date: 1861
Nature: Proposed alts. and adds., including lecture room and schools. (Not executed. New church built on Parnell Square instead.)
Refs: DB 3, 1 Jun 1861; 4, 15 Jul 1862; 527; 'Prize Design' for entrance exh. RHA 1862, no. 452;  Durham Dunlop (ed.), A Memoir of the professional life of William J. Barre, Esq. member of the Royal Insitute of Architects Ireland: with photographic illustrations selected from his works (Belfast: James Magill, 1868), 32-33;  Christine Casey, The Buildings of Ireland: Dublin (2005), 107.

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, DONEGALL STREET, NO. 049-67 (BELFAST NEWS LETTER)
Date: 1861
Nature: New front & alterations
Refs: B 19, 16 Mar 1861, 175

Building: CO. ARMAGH, LOUGHGALL, INFANTS' SCHOOL
Date: 1861-62
Nature: New school (abd teacher's house?) . School opened 24 May 1862. Second schoohouse to be built on Cope estate within last 5 years.
Refs: DB 3, 1 Jun 1861, 531;  Armagh Guardian, 30 May 1862;  Kevin V. Mulligan, The Buildings of Ireland: South Ulster (2013), 420.

Building: CO. DOWN, BANBRIDGE, CROZIER TESTIMONIAL
Date: 1861-62
Nature: Winner of competition, announced 1861, for design of column to support statue by Kirk. Contractor: Graham, Belfast, who submitted tender of £240 'without bears' and £274 'with bears'. Completed April 1862.
Refs: RHA 1862, no. 489; DB 3, 15 Nov 1861, 686; 4, 15 Jan,1 Feb,15 Apr,15 Jul 1862, 15,34,96,97(illus.),175; B 20, 8 Feb 1862, 104; Durham Dunlop (ed.), A Memoir of the professional life of William J. Barre, Esq. member of the Royal Insitute of Architects Ireland: with photographic illustrations selected from his works (Belfast: James Magill, 1868), 25; IALE, 32; Brett, 39

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, ANTRIM ROAD (& DUNCAIRN AVENUE), DUNCAIRN PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, SCHOOLS & MANSE
Date: 1861-62
Nature: New cruciform church in Pointed Gothic style. Scrabo Stone. Begun early 1861. Opened 1862. Contractor: John Lowry. For Thomas Sinclair.
Refs: DB 3, 1 Apr 1861, 472; IB 14, 1 May 1872, 133; RHA 1861, No.605; Durham Dunlop (ed.), A Memoir of the professional life of William J. Barre, Esq. member of the Royal Insitute of Architects Ireland: with photographic illustrations selected from his works (Belfast: James Magill, 1868), 25, Pl.8; Paul Larmour, Belfast: an illustrated architectural guide (1987), 24(illus.)

Building: CO. MONAGHAN, DRUMMULLY, GLEBE HOUSE
Date: 1862
Nature: Tender of McDermot, Cavan, (£758) for erecting glebe house and offices accepted.
Refs: DB 4, 1 Mar 1862, facing p.60

Building: CO. CORK, CORK, BISHOP STREET, CATHEDRAL OF ST FINN BARRE (CI)
Date: 1862
Nature: Competition entrant.
Refs: RHA 1863, Nos. 493,498; Durham Dunlop (ed.), A Memoir of the professional life of William J. Barre, Esq. member of the Royal Insitute of Architects Ireland: with photographic illustrations selected from his works (Belfast: James Magill, 1868), 26-32, Pls.9,10; Brett, 39

Building: CO. DOWN, NEWRY, BELFAST BANK
Date: 1862
Nature: Extensive adds. & alts. including new cash office, manager's room &c. Contractor: Bernard Maginnis.
Refs: DB 4, 1 Aug 1862, 199; Durham Dunlop (ed.), A Memoir of the professional life of William J. Barre, Esq. member of the Royal Insitute of Architects Ireland: with photographic illustrations selected from his works (Belfast: James Magill, 1868), list of works

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, EARLSFORT TERRACE, EXHIBITION PALACE & WINTER GARDEN
Date: 1862
Nature: Competition entrant.
Refs: DB 4, 15 Oct 1862, 262

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, OLD HOLYWOOD ROAD, MOTELANDS, THE MOAT
Date: 1863-1864
Nature: New house, for Thomas Valentine
Refs: Durham Dunlop (ed.), A Memoir of the professional life of William J. Barre, Esq. member of the Royal Insitute of Architects Ireland: with photographic illustrations selected from his works (Belfast: James Magill, 1868), Pl.11; Brett, 40; Paul Larmour, Belfast: an illustrated architectural guide (1987), 24(illus.); Paul Larmour, 'The eclectic style of W.J.Barre', Perspective, Mar-Apr 1984, 64

Building: CO. ARMAGH, BALLYMOYER, CHURCH OF ST LUKE (CI)
Date: 1863-5
Nature: New district church built on old foundations, involving external recasing of walls and addition of of 2-bay chancel  & vestry  Builder: B. Maginnis. Church re-opened, May 1865. (Mulligan suggests involvement of Welland & Gillespie at early stages.) Whole expense borne by Marcus Synnot of Ballymoyer House.
Refs: Drawings, signed and dated Jan 1864, in RCB Library, portfolio 2A; DB 5, 1 Dec 1863, 197; 7, 1 Jun 1865, 144;   Armagh Guardian, 19 May 1865;  Irish Ecclesiastical Gazette 7, no. 72, 17 Jun 1865, 147, quoting Ulster Gazette;  Durham Dunlop (ed.), A Memoir of the professional life of William J. Barre, Esq. member of the Royal Insitute of Architects Ireland: with photographic illustrations selected from his works (Belfast: James Magill, 1868), list of works; C.E.B. Brett, Buildings of Co. Armagh (UAHS, 1999), 52-54(illus.);  Kevin V. Mulligan, The Buildings of Ireland: South Ulster (2013),174;  illus. in Claude Costegalde & Brian Walker, The Church of Ireland: an illustrated history (2013), 129.


Building: CO. FERMANAGH, ENNISKILLEN, DARLING STREET, METHODIST CHURCH
Date: 1863-6
Nature: New Methodist church and school.  Classical. Plans approved late 1863. FS laid Jul 1865; 'fast approaching completion', Sep 1866. Contractor: William Campbell, Enniskillen..
Refs: DB 5, 1 Dec 1863, 197; 8, 15 Sep 1866, 230; B 23, 8 Jul 1865, 489; General Advertiser, 23 Jan,6,13 Feb 1864;  Armagh Guardian, 23 Jun 1865;  Durham Dunlop (ed.), A Memoir of the professional life of William J. Barre, Esq. member of the Royal Insitute of Architects Ireland: with photographic illustrations selected from his works (Belfast: James Magill, 1868), list of works; Hugh Dixon, Historic Buildings …in the town of Enniskillen (UAHS, 1973), 28-9,44(illus); Simon Walker, Historic Ulster Churches (Institute of Irish Studies, 2000), 91(illus.)

Building: CO. TYRONE, OMAGH, GEORGE'S STREET, COUNTY COURT HOUSE
Date: 1863-66
Nature: Extensive alterations & additions
Refs: DB 5, 1 Dec 1863, 197; 8, 15 Jun 1866, 161

Building: CO. TYRON,E, OMAGH, COUNTY OFFICES (PROPOSED)
Date: 1863p
Nature: WJB to prepare plans 'immediately' for new county offices (Not mentioned by Durham Dunlop;  not executed?)
Refs: DB 5, 1 Dec 1863, 197

Building: CO. SLIGO, SLIGO, QUAY STREET, TOWN HALL
Date: 1864
Nature: WJB placed second in competition. Assessor: Sir John Benson. (Competition announced, Jun 1864, see Freeman's Journal, 2 Jun 1864.)
Refs: DB 6, 15 Aug 1864, 166; B 22, 20 Aug 1864, 619.

Building: CO. DOWN, NEWRY, COMMERCIAL BUILDINGS
Date: 1864
Nature: Nearly complete.
Refs: DB 6, 15 Dec 1864, 261

Building: CO. DOWN, NEWRY, SANDYS STREET, PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH (1ST)
Date: 1864
Nature: Lecture hall & improvements to interior.
Refs: DB 6, 15 Dec 1864, 261

Building: CO. DOWN, NEWRY, 3RD PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
Date: 1864
Nature: New Presbyterian church in contemplation. (See also Riverside Presbyterian Church).
Refs: DB 6, 15 Dec 1864, 261

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, FORTWILLIAM PARK, UPPER GATEWAY
Date: 1864
Nature: For William Valentine.
Refs: Durham Dunlop (ed.), A Memoir of the professional life of William J. Barre, Esq. member of the Royal Insitute of Architects Ireland: with photographic illustrations selected from his works (Belfast: James Magill, 1868), Pl.13; Brett, 40; Paul Larmour, Belfast: an illustrated architectural guide (1987), 25(illus.)

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, MALONE ROAD, NO. 120 (DANESFORT, FORMERLY CLANWILLIAM HOUSE)
Date: 1864
Nature: For Samuel Barbour
Refs: Durham Dunlop (ed.), A Memoir of the professional life of William J. Barre, Esq. member of the Royal Insitute of Architects Ireland: with photographic illustrations selected from his works (Belfast: James Magill, 1868), 44,Pl.19,20;  Brett, 40, Pl.35; Paul Larmour, Belfast: an illustrated architectural guide (1987), 24(illus.); Paul Larmour, The Architectural Heritage of Malone & Stranmillis (UAHS, 1991), 122-123, 125(illus.); Paul Larmour, 'The eclectic style of W.J.Barre', Perspective, Mar-Apr 1984, 64

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, ?, METHODIST CHURCH
Date: 1864
Nature: Tenders invited for building new Methodist chapel. (Is this Agnes Street Methodist church, q.v.?)
Refs: DB 6, 1 Feb 1864, 23

Building: CO. DOWN, NEWRY, MARGARET STREET (& MALL), ST PETER'S CHRISTIAN BROTHERS SCHOOL
Date: 1864-1865
Nature: New school for branch of the Christian Brothers.
Refs: DB 6, 15 Dec 1864, 261; Durham Dunlop (ed.), A Memoir of the professional life of William J. Barre, Esq. member of the Royal Insitute of Architects Ireland: with photographic illustrations selected from his works (Belfast: James Magill, 1868), list of works

Building: CO. LOUTH, DROGHEDA, LAURENCE STREET, TOWN HALL (WHITWORTH HALL)
Date: 1864-1865
Nature: New town hall built at expense of Benjamin Whitworth, native of Drogheda and one of wealthiest merchants in Manchester. WJB advises Corporation on drawing up specifications for competition entrants, Jan 1864, and subsequently wins competition. FS laid 24 May 1864.Opened Apr or May 1865. Site given by Mr St George Smith and building by Benjamin Whitworth. Contractor: Thomas Creaser (£2,786). (Sold to a speculator in 1879 as a consequence of Church Act because built on ground leased from the Church of Ireland, see Irish Ecclesiastical Gazette 21, no. 246, 1 Sep 1879, 648.)
Refs: Drawing exh. Dublin International Exhibition, 1865, no. 155; DB 6, 15 Mar,1 May,1 Jun 1864, 49,102; 7, 1 Jan,15 Apr,15 May,15 Jun 1865, 6(illus.),110,124,148; B 21, ? ? 1863, 14; 22, 12 Mar,25 Jun,1 Oct 1864, 187,472, 729; 23, 13 May 1865, 340;  Freeman's Journal, 25 May 1864;  Durham Dunlop (ed.), A Memoir of the professional life of William J. Barre, Esq. member of the Royal Insitute of Architects Ireland: with photographic illustrations selected from his works (Belfast: James Magill, 1868), 32, Pl. 14; Christine Casey & Alistair Rowan, The Buildings of Ireland: North Leinster (1993), 243, Pl. 12; P.J. Geraghty, 'Urban improvement and the erection of municipal buildings in County Louth during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries', County Louth Archaeological and Historical Journal 25, no. 3 (1995), 307-309

Building: CO. TYRONE, OMAGH, GEORGE'S STREET, COUNTY COURT HOUSE
Date: 1864-1866
Nature: Alts.
Refs: DB 5, 1 Dec 1863, 197;  Durham Dunlop (ed.), A Memoir of the professional life of William J. Barre, Esq. member of the Royal Institute of Architects Ireland: with photographic illustrations selected from his works (Belfast: James Magill, 1868), 43

Building: CO. DOWN, BANBRIDGE, CHURCH OF THE HOLY TRINITY (CI, SEAPATRICK PARISH)
Date: 1864-1867
Nature: Alts. & adds.; new north aisle, replacing N transept, and chancel. Cost: £2,000. Tenders invited, Jun 1864.  Church reopened Apr 1867.
Refs: Signed design, dated 1865, for enlargement (new N aisle, N transept, chancel, robing room, N porch) in RCB Library, portfolio 12;  Armagh Guardian, 3 Jun 1864;   IB 9, 1 May 1867, 111; Handbook of the United Dicese of Down & Connor & Dromore (Belfast, 1886), 121;m Clergy of Down and Dromore (Ulster Historical Foundation, 1996), Part 1, 232(illus.)

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, UNIVERSITY ROAD (& FOUNTAINVILLE AVENUE), METHODIST CHURCH
Date: 1864-5
Nature: WJB wins competition. Church finished 1865.
Refs: DB 5, 1863, 197; 6, 1 Feb 1864, 23; 7, 15 May 1865, 132; B 23, ? ? 1865, 285; Durham Dunlop (ed.), A Memoir of the professional life of William J. Barre, Esq. member of the Royal Insitute of Architects Ireland: with photographic illustrations selected from his works (Belfast: James Magill, 1868), 33, Pl.12; Brett,39; Paul Larmour, Belfast: an illustrated architectural guide (1987), 25(illus.); UAHS Vicinity of Queen's University list, 12; Paul Larmour, 'The eclectic style of W.J.Barre', Perspective, Mar-Apr 1984, 63

Building: CO. ARMAGH, LOUGHGALL, CHURCH OF ST LUKE (CI)
Date: 1864-65
Nature: Addition of transepts to form T-plan church. Tenders invited, Feb 1864. Contractor: Richard Cherry. Church reopened 17 Dec 1865. Cost: £1,400. Stained-glass E window gift of Mrs Cope of Drumilly.
Refs: Drawing(s), signed and dated Aug 1864, in RCB Library, portfolio 2B;  Armagh Guardian, 5 Feb 1864, 24,29 Dec 1865; 2 Nov 1866; General Advertiser, 6 Feb 1864; DB 6, 1 Feb 1864, 23; 8, 15 Nov 1866, 270; Durham Dunlop (ed.), A Memoir of the professional life of William J. Barre, Esq. member of the Royal Insitute of Architects Ireland: with photographic illustrations selected from his works (Belfast: James Magill, 1868), list of works; illus in http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/196910 (2008);  Kevin V. Mulligan, The Buildings of Ireland: South Ulster (2013), 419;  illus. in Claude Costegalde & Brian Walker, The Church of Ireland: an illustrated history (2013),  128.


Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, ROYAL AVENUE, NO. 002 (PROVINCIAL BANK)
Date: 1864-69
Nature: New bank in 'that peculiar adaptation of Venetian Gothic that this architect has made his own'. Completed by Turner & Williamson after WJB's death.. Builder: Henry Fulton. Stonecarving: Mr Barnes.
Refs: DB 7, 15 Jun 1865, 147; IB 9, 15 Mar,1 Dec 1867, 78,316; 10, 1 Sep 1868, 215(illus.); 11, 1 Jan 1869, 6; 30, 1 Sep 1888, 226; Durham Dunlop (ed.), A Memoir of the professional life of William J. Barre, Esq. member of the Royal Insitute of Architects Ireland: with photographic illustrations selected from his works (Belfast: James Magill, 1868), 44,pL.24,25; IALE, 32; Brett, 40, Pl.34; Paul Larmour, Belfast: an illustrated architectural guide (1987), 27(illus.); Marcus Patton, Central Belfast: an historical gazetteer (UAHS, 1993), 243(illus.),286; Paul Larmour, 'The eclectic style of W.J.Barre', Perspective, Mar-Apr 1984, 63

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, BELFAST BANK
Date: 1864;1867
Nature: One of 3 firms invited to submit plans in limited competition for new bank in Belfast 'of very considerable importance'. Tenders invited for building bank to his design, Mar 1867.
Refs: DB 6, 15 Mar 1864, 44; IB 9, 15 Mar 1867, 78; Durham Dunlop (ed.), A Memoir of the professional life of William J. Barre, Esq. member of the Royal Insitute of Architects Ireland: with photographic illustrations selected from his works (Belfast: James Magill, 1868), 44.

Building: CO. DOWN, DOWNPATRICK, VIANSTOWN COTTAGE
Date: 1865
Nature: Now demolished.
Refs: Paul Larmour, 'The eclectic style of W.J.Barre', Perspective, Mar-Apr 1984, 64

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, CRUMLIN ROAD, EDENDERRY MILL
Date: 1865
Nature: For Edenderry Flax Spinning Co. Clerk Of Works: Henry McConnell. Contractor: McLaughlin & Harvey.
Refs: DB 7, 15 Jun 1865, 157; Durham Dunlop (ed.), A Memoir of the professional life of William J. Barre, Esq. member of the Royal Insitute of Architects Ireland: with photographic illustrations selected from his works (Belfast: James Magill, 1868), 44; Paul Larmour, Belfast: an illustrated architectural guide (1987), 26(illus.)

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, GREAT VICTORIA STREET (& OLD DUBLIN ROAD), DRINKING FOUNTAIN
Date: 1865
Nature: 21ft structure.
Refs: B 23, 22 Apr 1865, 285; IB 9, 15 Jan 1867, 21

Building: CO. TYRONE, DUNGANNON, CHURCH STREET, CHURCH OF ST ANNE (CI, DRUMGLASS PARISH)
Date: 1865-1869
Nature: New church to seat 800 in Decorated gothic style. Cost: £8,500. WJB's plans accepted, 1865. Consecrated; 24 Sep 1869. Contractor: Richard Cherry
Refs: Contract drawings, signed and dated Aug 1866 and 11 Mar 1867, in RCB Library, portfolio 2B, see Hugh Dixon, Ulster Architecture 1800-1900 (UAHS, 1972), 18 (no. 75, designs repr. in unpaginated plate section); DB 7, 15 Jun 1865, 147; IB 11, 1 Oct 1869, 225;  Durham Dunlop (ed.), A Memoir of the professional life of William J. Barre, Esq. member of the Royal Institute of Architects Ireland: with photographic illustrations selected from his works (Belfast: James Magill, 1868), 44,Pl.22;  C.W. Monteith, History of the parish of Drumglass (n.d.), 14-15;  IALE, I, 32; Architect 2, 2 Oct 1869, 171;  illus. in Claude Costegalde & Brian Walker, The Church of Ireland: an illustrated history (2013),  124.

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, HIGH STREET, NORTH BRITISH & MERCANTILE INSURANCE CO.
Date: 1865-66
Nature: Conversion of old house into Scottish Baronial office. Scottish stone used. Contractor: Mr Fulton. Work supervised by Samuel Parker, Dublin.
Refs: DB 7, 15 Oct 1865, 249; IB 9, 15 Jan 1867, 21; Durham Dunlop (ed.), A Memoir of the professional life of William J. Barre, Esq. member of the Royal Insitute of Architects Ireland: with photographic illustrations selected from his works (Belfast: James Magill, 1868), list of works

Building: CO. DOWN, CROSSGAR, LISSARA PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
Date: 1865-67
Nature: New church in Transitional style, next to Market House. Turret and slated spire, rose window over doorway. 5 buttressed bays on each side. Accommodated 500 people. Cost £1,500. Opened 14 Apr 1867.
Refs: B 23, 9 Sep 1865, 649; IB 9, 1 May 1867, 111; 11, 1 Apr 1869, 80; Durham Dunlop (ed.), A Memoir of the professional life of William J. Barre, Esq. member of the Royal Insitute of Architects Ireland: with photographic illustrations selected from his works (Belfast: James Magill, 1868), 44,Pl.15; C.E.B. Brett, Historic Buildings…in…East Down (UAHS, 1973),8(illus),49;  illus. in Laurence Kirkpatrick, Presbyterians in Ireland: an illustrated history (Booklink, 2006),  224.


Building: CO. TYRONE, ROXBOROUGH CASTLE
Date: 1865-68
Nature: Extensive additions and alterations in French château style. For James Caulfield, 3rd Earl of Charlemont. Work completed by Charles Acton Sherry after death of WJB in 1867. Contractors: Fitzpatrick Bros. (House demolished.)
Refs: DB 7, 15 Mar, 15 Jun 1865, 82,147;  PRONI, Fitzpatrick Bros. papers,  D1905/1/6;  Durham Dunlop (ed.), A Memoir of the professional life of William J. Barre, Esq. member of the Royal Institute of Architects Ireland: with photographic illustrations selected from his works (Belfast: James Magill, 1868), 43, Pl.17; IALE,32.

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, BEDFORD STREET, NO. 028 (BRYSON HOUSE)
Date: 1865-7
Nature: 3-storey red brick linen warehouse.
Refs: Durham Dunlop (ed.), A Memoir of the professional life of William J. Barre, Esq. member of the Royal Insitute of Architects Ireland: with photographic illustrations selected from his works (Belfast: James Magill, 1868), Pl.23; Brett,39; Larmour,26(illus.); Paul Larmour, 'The eclectic style of W.J.Barre', Perspective, Mar-Apr 1984, 63; Marcus Patton, Central Belfast: an historical gazetteer (UAHS, 1993), 29,40(illus.)

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, VICTORIA STREET, ALBERT MEMORIAL CLOCK TOWER
Date: 1865-9
Nature: WJB wins competition. Design may be by his chief assistant, Charles Sherry. Contractor: Fitzpatrick Bros. (£2,550).
Refs: Perspective view in Ulster Museum, see Hugh Dixon, Ulster Architecture 1800-1900 (UAHS, 1972), 27 (no. 138, repr. in unpaginated plate section) also in Martyn Anglesea, 'The Lynn Brothers, architect and sculptor', Irish Arts Review Yearbook 1989-90, 258(illus.); PRONI, Fitzpatrick Bros. papers, D1905/1/2,8; B 23, 24 Jun, 8 Jul, 29 Jul 1865, 447,487,539; 24, 14 Apr, 1866, 273; 28, 15 Jan 1870, 42; DB 7, 1,15? Aug, 1865, 183,216; IB 9, 15 Jan 1867, 21; Durham Dunlop (ed.), A Memoir of the professional life of William J. Barre, Esq. member of the Royal Insitute of Architects Ireland: with photographic illustrations selected from his works (Belfast: James Magill, 1868), 33-42, Pl.18; Edwin D. Hill, The Northern Banking Company (1925), 183(illus. shows building in progress); Brett, 40-41; Larmour,26-27(illus.); Marcus Patton, Central Belfast: an historical gazetteer (UAHS, 1993), 304(illus.),321; Paul Larmour, 'The eclectic style of W.J.Barre', Perspective, Mar-Apr 1984, 63

Building: CO. SLIGO, SLIGO, QUAY STREET, TOWN HALL
Date: 1865??
Nature: WJB placed 2nd in competition.
Refs: Durham Dunlop (ed.), A Memoir of the professional life of William J. Barre, Esq. member of the Royal Insitute of Architects Ireland: with photographic illustrations selected from his works (Belfast: James Magill, 1868), 33

Building: CO. DOWN, BELVOIR PARK (NEWTOWNBREDA)
Date: 1865ca
Nature: Adds. & alts. for Sir Thomas Bateson.
Refs: Durham Dunlop (ed.), A Memoir of the professional life of William J. Barre, Esq. member of the Royal Insitute of Architects Ireland: with photographic illustrations selected from his works (Belfast: James Magill, 1868), 43-44

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, AMELIA STREET, LINEN WAREHOUSE (BRISTOW, VALENTINE & WATSON)
Date: 1865ca
Nature: -
Refs: Durham Dunlop (ed.), A Memoir of the professional life of William J. Barre, Esq. member of the Royal Insitute of Architects Ireland: with photographic illustrations selected from his works (Belfast: James Magill, 1868), 44

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, LISBURN ROAD, BALMORAL CEMETERY, FERGUSON MEMORIAL
Date: 1865p
Nature: Gothic slab to Dr Ferguson (d. 1865), Professor of Medicine at Queen's.
Refs: Durham Dunlop (ed.), A Memoir of the professional life of William J. Barre, Esq. member of the Royal Insitute of Architects Ireland: with photographic illustrations selected from his works (Belfast: James Magill, 1868), Pl.16;  Paul Larmour, The Architectural Heritage of Malone & Stranmillis (UAHS, 1991), 159.

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, FREDERICK STREET, GENERAL HOSPITAL
Date: 1865p
Nature: Charters wing, for John Charters, Esq., who contributed £2,000.
Refs: DB 7, 15 Feb 1865, 48; IB 9, 15 Jan 1867, 21; Durham Dunlop (ed.), A Memoir of the professional life of William J. Barre, Esq. member of the Royal Insitute of Architects Ireland: with photographic illustrations selected from his works (Belfast: James Magill, 1868), 61-64

Building: CO. DOWN, NEWRY, RIVERSIDE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
Date: 1866
Nature: Small new church in Lombardo-Venetian style, 'a style particularly suitable for the site on which it is erected, bounded on two sides by the river, and on a third by the canal'. Moulded red brick and stone. Completed 1866. (See also Third Presbyterian Church.)
Refs: DB 8, 15 Sep 1866, 230

Building: CO. DOWN, WARRENPOINT, HOUSE
Date: 1866
Nature: New dwelling house to be erected.
Refs: DB 8, 1 Apr 1866, 93

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, DONEGALL PLACE, NO. 020
Date: 1866
Nature: Extensive alterations taking place.
Refs: DB 8, 15 May 1866, 133

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, NORTH QUEEN STREET, CLIFTON HOUSE (BELFAST CHARITABLE SOCIETY)
Date: 1866
Nature: Addition of Charters wing
Refs: DB 8, 15 Jan,1 Feb 1866, 28,42; IB 9, 15 Jan 1867, 21; Durham Dunlop (ed.), A Memoir of the professional life of William J. Barre, Esq. member of the Royal Insitute of Architects Ireland: with photographic illustrations selected from his works (Belfast: James Magill, 1868), 44; Brett, 5; Paul Larmour, Belfast: an illustrated architectural guide (1987), 1

Building: CO. DOWN, BALLYNAHINCH, CHURCH OF ST PATRICK (RC)
Date: 1866-67
Nature: Alts. & adds., i.e. addition of transepts & tower?
Refs: Durham Dunlop (ed.), A Memoir of the professional life of William J. Barre, Esq. member of the Royal Insitute of Architects Ireland: with photographic illustrations selected from his works (Belfast: James Magill, 1868), list of works; E. Campbell, Ecclesiastical Buildings of the Diocese of Dromore, 13.

Building: CO. TYRONE, MOY, CHURCH OF ST JAMES (CI)
Date: 1866-69
Nature: Enlargement. Addition of S. transept,porch and gallery. (Proposed spire not executed). Chancel completed to modified design and N transept added after death of WJB by Sherry & Hughes. 3-light window by EarlEy & Powells opend in S transept. Reopened, , Jun? 1869. Consecrated 1 Sep 1869. Contractor: James Hughes.
Refs: Contract drawings for S. transept, porch and gallery, signed by Barre, Mar 1866, and by James Hughes, Mar 1867, and for chancel, N. transept and robing room, signed Sherry & Hughes 1868, and James Hughes, Jul 1868, in RCB Library, portfolio 2B; DB 3, 1 Jun 1861, 533; 7, 15 May 1865, 82-3; IB 9, 15 Jan 1867, 25; 10, 1 May 1868, 117; 11,15 Dec 1869, 285; Irish Churchman, 2, no. 5, 19 Jun 1869, 64;  Durham Dunlop (ed.), A Memoir of the professional life of William J. Barre, Esq. member of the Royal Institute of Architects Ireland: with photographic illustrations selected from his works (Belfast: James Magill, 1868), 44,Pl.21; J.B. Leslie, Armagh Clergy, 377

Building: CO. ARMAGH, TYNAN ABBEY
Date: 1866ca
Nature: Improvements, for Sir J.M. Stronge.
Refs: Durham Dunlop (ed.), A Memoir of the professional life of William J. Barre, Esq. member of the Royal Insitute of Architects Ireland: with photographic illustrations selected from his works (Belfast: James Magill, 1868), 43;  Kevin V. Mulligan, The Buildings of Ireland: South Ulster (2013), 568.

Building: CO. DOWN, NEWRY, TREVOR HILL, CHURCH OF ST PATRICK (CI)
Date: 1867
Nature: Tomb of WJB, designed by himself for his father and erected by his widowed mother.
Refs: Durham Dunlop (ed.), A Memoir of the professional life of William J. Barre, Esq. member of the Royal Insitute of Architects Ireland: with photographic illustrations selected from his works (Belfast: James Magill, 1868), Pl.26; Paul Larmour, 'The eclectic style of W.J.Barre', Perspective, Mar-Apr 1984, 64

Building: CO. ARMAGH, ARMAGH, CLOCK TOWER
Date: 1867
Nature: Contractor: J. Farr. Stone: McCullough.
Refs: IB 9, 15 Jul 1867, 186

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, BROOKFIELD LINEN CO.
Date: 1867
Nature: New wing
Refs: IB 9, 15 Jan 1867, 21

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, GREAT VICTORIA STREET, OPHTHALMIC HOSPITAL
Date: 1867
Nature: New hospital built in memory of Thomas Hughes (d.1848) by his daughter Lady Johnson, wife of Sir William Johnson. Contractor: Mssrs. Fulton. Opened 1 Jan 1868.
Refs: IB 10, 1 Feb 1868, 33; Durham Dunlop (ed.), A Memoir of the professional life of William J. Barre, Esq. member of the Royal Insitute of Architects Ireland: with photographic illustrations selected from his works (Belfast: James Magill, 1868), Pl.22; Paul Larmour, Belfast: an illustrated architectural guide (1987), 26(illus.); Marcus Patton, Central Belfast: an historical gazetteer (UAHS, 1993), 175; Paul Larmour, 'The eclectic style of W.J.Barre', Perspective, Mar-Apr 1984, 63

Building: CO. MONAGHAN, BESSMOUNT PARK (TYHOLLAND)
Date: 1868
Nature: Ruskinian Gothic remodelling of earlier house,  for William Henderson.  Attribution to WJB tentatively suggested by Williams and Mulligan.
Refs: J. Williams, Companion guide to Architecture in Ireland 1837-1921 (1994), 318;  Kevin V. Mulligan, The Buildings of Ireland: South Ulster (2013), 563-4.

Building: CO. DOWN, KILMORE, PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
Date: 1868-9
Nature: New church just completed from designs of late WJB
Refs: IB 11, 1 Apr 1869, 80

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, MOLESWORTH STREET, NO. 017-18 (FREEMASONS' HALL)
Date: 1869
Nature: Competition entrant. (Motto: 'We'll see'.)
Refs: Drawings, estimate and description in Grand Lodge of Freemasons, Dublin, Masonic Hall with building committee minutes (information from Marion Gaule), see also Tony Browne, 'A Building Study (2008) of the Freemason's Hall', 25,  http://irishmasonicjewels.ie/ (last visited Feb 2010).;

Building: CO. DOWN, ROSTREVOR, FORESTBROOK, FACTORY
Date: ?
Nature: Unfinished, due to effect of Civil War on textile trade.
Refs: Paul Larmour, 'The eclectic style of W.J.Barre', Perspective, Mar-Apr 1984, 64

Building: CO. DOWN, KILLYLEAGH, SCHOOL
Date: ?
Nature: -
Refs: Paul Larmour, 'The eclectic style of W.J.Barre', Perspective, Mar-Apr 1984, 64

Building: CO. CORK, MALLOW, HOUSE
Date: ?
Nature: New house for Dr Starkey.
Refs: Durham Dunlop (ed.), A Memoir of the professional life of William J. Barre, Esq. member of the Royal Insitute of Architects Ireland: with photographic illustrations selected from his works (Belfast: James Magill, 1868), list of works

Building: CO. DOWN, NEWRY, TURNER HILL, HOUSE
Date: ?
Nature: Conversion of old house & extensive adds., for Baron von Steiglitz.
Refs: Durham Dunlop (ed.), A Memoir of the professional life of William J. Barre, Esq. member of the Royal Insitute of Architects Ireland: with photographic illustrations selected from his works (Belfast: James Magill, 1868), list of works

Building: CO. DOWN, GILFORD, HOUSE
Date: ?
Nature: New house for - Dickson.
Refs: Durham Dunlop (ed.), A Memoir of the professional life of William J. Barre, Esq. member of the Royal Insitute of Architects Ireland: with photographic illustrations selected from his works (Belfast: James Magill, 1868), list of works

Building: CO. DOWN, ROSTREVOR, MOYGANNON, HOUSE
Date: ?
Nature: House for Edward Greer.
Refs: Durham Dunlop (ed.), A Memoir of the professional life of William J. Barre, Esq. member of the Royal Insitute of Architects Ireland: with photographic illustrations selected from his works (Belfast: James Magill, 1868), list of works

Building: CO. DOWN, NEWRY, LINEN WAREHOUSE (THOMPSON)
Date: ?
Nature: -
Refs: Durham Dunlop (ed.), A Memoir of the professional life of William J. Barre, Esq. member of the Royal Insitute of Architects Ireland: with photographic illustrations selected from his works (Belfast: James Magill, 1868), list of works

Building: CO. DOWN, ROSTREVOR, HOUSE
Date: ?
Nature: House for - Stead.
Refs: Durham Dunlop (ed.), A Memoir of the professional life of William J. Barre, Esq. member of the Royal Insitute of Architects Ireland: with photographic illustrations selected from his works (Belfast: James Magill, 1868), list of works

Building: CO. DOWN, NEWRY, HOUSE
Date: ?
Nature: New house for - McMahon.
Refs: Durham Dunlop (ed.), A Memoir of the professional life of William J. Barre, Esq. member of the Royal Insitute of Architects Ireland: with photographic illustrations selected from his works (Belfast: James Magill, 1868), list of works

Building: CO. DOWN, ROSTREVOR, CONVENT & SCHOOLS
Date: ?
Nature: -
Refs: Durham Dunlop (ed.), A Memoir of the professional life of William J. Barre, Esq. member of the Royal Insitute of Architects Ireland: with photographic illustrations selected from his works (Belfast: James Magill, 1868), list of works

Building: CO. DOWN, ANNACLONE (BANBRIDGE), CHURCH OF ST COLMAN (RC)
Date: ?
Nature: Works at same?
Refs: Durham Dunlop (ed.), A Memoir of the professional life of William J. Barre, Esq. member of the Royal Insitute of Architects Ireland: with photographic illustrations selected from his works (Belfast: James Magill, 1868), list of works

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, DONEGALL PLACE, RICHARDSON BROS
Date: ?
Nature: -
Refs: Durham Dunlop (ed.), A Memoir of the professional life of William J. Barre, Esq. member of the Royal Insitute of Architects Ireland: with photographic illustrations selected from his works (Belfast: James Magill, 1868), list of works

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, FOUNTAIN STREET (& WELLINGTON PL), LINEN WAREHOUSE
Date: ?
Nature: Conversion of old house and extensive additions.
Refs: Durham Dunlop (ed.), A Memoir of the professional life of William J. Barre, Esq. member of the Royal Insitute of Architects Ireland: with photographic illustrations selected from his works (Belfast: James Magill, 1868), list of works

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, HIGH STREET, ST GEORGE'S CHURCH (CI, UPPER FALLS PARISH)
Date: ?
Nature: Alterations to ceiling.
Refs: Durham Dunlop (ed.), A Memoir of the professional life of William J. Barre, Esq. member of the Royal Insitute of Architects Ireland: with photographic illustrations selected from his works (Belfast: James Magill, 1868), 59-61; Brett, 16,39; Paul Larmour, Belfast: an illustrated architectural guide (1987), 4

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, NATIONAL BANK
Date: ?
Nature: Conversion of old house into bank.
Refs: Durham Dunlop (ed.), A Memoir of the professional life of William J. Barre, Esq. member of the Royal Insitute of Architects Ireland: with photographic illustrations selected from his works (Belfast: James Magill, 1868), list of works

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, SMITHFIELD, MILL
Date: ?
Nature: -
Refs: Durham Dunlop (ed.), A Memoir of the professional life of William J. Barre, Esq. member of the Royal Insitute of Architects Ireland: with photographic illustrations selected from his works (Belfast: James Magill, 1868), list of works

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, SPRINGFIELD, BEETLING MILL
Date: ?
Nature: -
Refs: Durham Dunlop (ed.), A Memoir of the professional life of William J. Barre, Esq. member of the Royal Insitute of Architects Ireland: with photographic illustrations selected from his works (Belfast: James Magill, 1868), list of works

Building: CO. ANTRIM, HILDEN (LISBURN), HILDEN MILLS
Date: ?
Nature: Cottages said to have been designed by WJB.
Refs:

Author Title Date Details
Dunlop, Durham (ed.) A Memoir of the Professional Life of William J. Barre, Esq. 1868 Belfast: James Magill, 1868.
Larmour, Paul 'The eclectic style of W.J. Barre' 1984 Perspective, Mar-Apr 1984, 63-64.