Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Architect, of Cork. Henry Houghton Hill, the elder of the two sons of ARTHUR HILL ARTHUR HILL , was born in Cork in 1882. He attended the Merchant Taylors' School at Crosby, Liverpool, and then, after working in his father's office, entered Liverpool University School of Architecture, where he was the first student to be awarded the new degree of Bachelor of Arts with Honours in Architecture in 1905.(1). While he was at Liverpool, he made measured drawings of the Custom House in Dublin, which were selected for inclusion in the two-volume Portfolio of Measured Drawings published by Liverpool University in 1906-8 under the auspices of Professor C.H. Reilly.(2) From 1907 until 1910 Hill was a student at the Royal Academy Schools in London.(3) In 1909 he was awarded the RIBA's Silver Medal and £25 guineas for his essay, 'The Influence on Architecture of Modern Methods of Construction',(4) having already been awarded a certificate of honourable mention for his essay submitted the previous year.(5)

In 1909(6) Hill entered into partnership with his father at 22 George's Street, Cork, the practice being known as Arthur & Henry H. Hill. His career was interrupted by the First World War, when he held a commission in the Royal Engineers.(7) His father remained active in the partnership until he suffered a stroke in 1917. Like his father, Hill was a lecturer on architecture at University College, Cork,(8) and also gave lectures to a variety of other audiences on architectural subjects.(9) Articles by him appear in the Irish Builder, the Journal of the Royal Institute of Architects of Ireland and the Journal of the Cork Historical and Archaeological Society.

Hill died after a short illness on 9 February 1951 at the age of sixty-nine, eulogised in  his obituary in the Irish Builder as 'perhaps the most distinguished of a family group of architects who combined technical integrity and infallible artistic tase with debonair grace in social relationships.' He was married to Elsie Stoker of Cork, by whom he had a daughter, Myrtle.(10) His principal assistant Desmond V. Stevenson remained in charge of the practice until it was sold by his executors. Other pupils and assitants included B.R. Johnson.

RIAI:(11) elected member, 1920; fellow, 1923; member of council, 1923; vice-president, 1924; assessor for Institute Prize, 1924.(12)
RIBA: student, 1905; elected associate, 3 March 1919;(13) elected council member representing RIAI, 1946.(14)
RHA: elected associate, 1941.(15)
Cork Historical & Archaeological Society: elected member, 1919; council member in 1948.(16)
Cork Housing and Town Planning Association: elected hon. treasurer, 1913.(17)

Addresses: Work: 22 George's Street (later Oliver Plunkett Street), Cork, for his entire career.
Home: St Aubyn's, Monkstown, Co. Cork, 'for most of his life'.(18)

See WORKS and BIBLIOGRAPHY BIBLIOGRAPHY . For the purposes of this database Hill's works include all the buildings designed by the practice of Arthur & Henry H. Hill from 1918 onwards.



References

All information in this entry not otherwise accounted for is from the obituaries of Hill in RIAI Year Book (1952), 15, RIBAJ 58 (1951), 248, and IB 93, 17 Feb 1951, 190. A biography, with photograph, appeared in the Capucin Annual (1941), 435.

(1) IB 47, 12 Aug 1905, 541; Lionel B. Budden, ed., The Book of the Liverpool School of Architecture (University of Liverpool, 1932), 59.
(2) See Building News, 5 Jan 1906, 9,10,12(illus.); the drawings byy 'Arthur Hill, junior' are referred to fleetingly in an editorial in IB 49, 6 Apr 1907, 246. Henry Hill's photographs taken on athe Architectural Association's excursion to Worcester in 1903 (see IB 45, 10 Sep 1903, supplement) are also attributed to 'Arthur Hill, junior'.
(3) Who's Who in Architecture, 1923, 124.
(4) RIBAJ 1908-1909, 214; IB 51, 30 Oct 1909, 681; the typescript of this essay is in the RIBA Library.
(5) RIBAJ 15 (1908), 239.
(6) Obituary of Arthur Hill by H.H. Hill in RIBAJ 28 (1920-21), 300.
(7) IB 58, 15 Jan 1916, 25.
(8) Two separate appointments are recorded in IB 70, 4 Aug 1928, 664, and IB 84, 6 Jun 1942, 208.
(9) In addition to the lectures listed under BIBLIOGRAPHY, other lectures are mentioned in IB 81, 9 Dec 1939, 994 ('The Vernacular Architecture of Ireland'), IB 85, 13 Feb 1943, 62 ('Catacomb to Cathedral') and IB 87, 5 May 1945, 208.
(10) Information from his daughter, Mrs Myrtle Allen of Ballymaloe House, Shanagarry, Co. Cork, in a letter of 27 Sep 1997.
(11) Information from RIAI lists of officers and members unless otherwise stated.
(12) JRIAI (1925), 8.
(13) RIBAJ 26 (1919), 96,120.
(14) IB 88, 10 Aug 1946, 494.
(15) IB 83, 8 Nov 1941, 515.
(16) JCHAS 53 (1948), list of members.
(17) IB 55, 15 Mar 1913, 161.
(18) See note 10, above.


51 work entries listed in chronological order for HILL, HENRY HOUGHTON


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Building: CO. CORK, CORK, CORNMARKET STREET, MUSGRAVE BROS.
Date: 1921
Nature: New premises.
Refs: IB 63, 22 Oct 1921, 686(illus.)

Building: CO. CORK, CORK, PATRICK STREET, NO. 018-21 (CASH & CO.)
Date: 1921
Nature: Temporary single-storey premises. Contractor: J. & P. Good.
Refs: Photograph in collection of Myrtle Allen, Ballymaloe House, Co. Cork (copy photograph by IAA, neg. no. S/2330/13)

Building: CO. CORK, MALLOW, MUNSTER & LEINSTER BANK
Date: 1922
Nature: Contractor: Sisk & Sons. £9,475.
Refs: IAA, PKS 0169 and A09 (Apr 1922); AJ 62, 9 Sep 1925, 384(illus.)

Building: CO. CORK, CORK, PATRICK STREET, METHODIST CHURCH
Date: 1922
Nature: Rebuilding of porch as war memorial. Contractors: Daniel Hegarty & Sons, Cork. Dedicated 1922.
Refs: Building News 122, 17 Feb 1922, 122; 127, 12 Dec 1924, 491(illus.); IB 64, 11 Feb 1922, 86

Building: CO. CORK, CORK, SOUTH MALL, NO. 063-66 (MUNSTER & LEINSTER BANK)
Date: 1922-3
Nature: Extension to be built at rear consisting of courtyard opening through archway onto Marlborough St. Contractor: John Sisk & Son. £11,900.
Refs: IB 64, 16 Dec 1922, 871; 65, 27 Jan,24 Feb 1923, 62,118; AJ 58, 26 Dec 1923, 942-943(plan & elevation),944-945(working drawings)

Building: CO. CORK, CORK, PATRICK STREET, NO. 018-21 (CASH & CO.)
Date: 1924-25
Nature: New curved premises to replace one those burnt in 1920. Central axis. Front and part of side faced in Little Island limestone. . Tenders invited, Dec 1924. Contractor: John Sisk. £74,200.
Refs: IAA, PKS 0051 and A09 (Nov 1924); IB 66, 13 Dec 1924, 1058; 67, 10 Jan 1925, 35; 70, 9,23 Jun 1928, 488(illus.),541(illus.); AJ 66, 7 Dec 1927, 731,732(illus.); 70, 27 Nov 1929, 849(illus.); Lionel B. Budden, ed., The Book of the Liverpool School of Architecture (1932), pl. CXL

Building: CO. CORK, CORK, HANOVER STREET, BOOT FACTORY
Date: 1925
Nature: New. Contractor: Murphy Bros. £4,027.
Refs: IAA, PKS 0961 and A09 (Jul 1895)

Building: CO. CORK, BANTRY LODGE (GLENGARRIFFE)
Date: 1926
Nature: New water supplies, plumbing &c., for Mrs Leigh White. Contractor: Maguire & Gatchell, Dublin.
Refs: IB 68, 16 Oct 1926, 788

Building: CO. LIMERICK, DRUMCOLLOGHER, MUNSTER & LEINSTER BANK
Date: 1926-27
Nature: New branch bank. £6,840.
Refs: IAA, PKS 0128, A09 (Aug 1926); IB 69, 10 Dec 1927, 920

Building: CO. CORK, CORK, COLLEGE ROAD, UNIVERSITY COLLEGE
Date: 1927
Nature: Dairy Science Buildings.
Refs: Design exh. RHA 1927, no. 237; photographs of exterior in collection of Myrtle Allen, Ballymaloe House, Co. Cork (copy photographs by IAA, neg. nos. S/2326/3,4); B 69, 3,17 Sep 1927, 663,690; Architect & Building News 118, 16 Sep 1927, 476 (advt. for tenders).

Building: CO. CORK, CORK, MARINA, HENRY FORD & SON
Date: 1930
Nature: Long 3-storey flat-roofed office building facing centre park road and next to factory.
Refs: Elevations, 1 dated 30 Jun 1930, and plan in collection of Myrtle Allen, Ballymaloe, Co. Cork (photographed by IAA, neg. nos. S/2327,6-10)

Building: CO. CORK, CORK, GARDINER'S HILL, HOUSE
Date: 1930
Nature: 2-storey, 3-bay house for C. Corbett, Esq.
Refs: Drawing (plan & elevation) in collection of Myrtle Allen, Ballymaloe, Co. Cork (photographed by IAA, neg. no. S/2325/10

Building: CO. CORK, CORK, MORRISON'S QUAY, SCHOOL OF COMMERCE & DOMESTIC SCIENCE
Date: 1931-1937
Nature: Building (delayed by dispute with tenant of house on site) started 1934. Contractor: John V. Sisk. £60,000.
Refs: Photograph in collection of Myrtle Allen, Ballymaloe House, Co. Cork (copy photograph by IAA, neg. no. S/2326/6); IB 73, 11 Apr,1 Aug 1931, 299,685; 75, 11 Feb,17 Jun 1933, 102,504; 76, 10 Mar,2 Jun,14 Jul 1934, 201,477,602; 75th Anniversary Supplement, 23 Jul 1934, 26(illus.); 77, 13 Jul 1935, 599; 79, 20 Feb,12 Jun 1937, 151,517(illus.); 80, 25 Jun,3 Jun 1938, 519(illus.),727(illus.); Cork Examiner, 29 Jun 1933

Building: CO. TIPPERARY, TIPPERARY, NELSON STREET, MUNSTER & LEINSTER BANK
Date: 1931-32
Nature: Conversion of? 'dwelling house on corner'. Builder: M. Doyle. £2,304.
Refs: IAA, PKS 0195, A09 (Dec 1931)

Building: CO. CORK, MONKSTOWN, HOUSE
Date: 1932
Nature: Alts and adds, for E.H. Harte, Esq.
Refs: IB 74, 23 Apr 1932, 392

Building: CO. CORK, CORK, LEE ROAD, DISTRICT LUNATIC ASYLUM (OUR LADY'S HOSPITAL)
Date: 1933-1940
Nature: New hospital and admission block in grounds of existing institution. ?Further work, 1940.
Refs: IB 75, 4 Nov 1933, 953; 76, 5 May 1934, 369; 77, 26 Jun 1935, 73; 80, 5 Mar 1938, 197; 82, 26 Oct 1940, 645

Building: ?, ?, HOUSE
Date: 1936a
Nature: 'A garden house'.
Refs: IB 78, 13 Jun 1936, 514(illus.)

Building: CO. CORK, CORK, MOUNT CHARLES, HOUSE
Date: 1938
Nature: Alts.
Refs: IB 80, 22 Jan 1938, 73

Building: CO. CORK, CORK, PATRICK ST?, NO. 78?. ELVERY & CO.
Date: 1939
Nature: New building. Contractor: James Walsh, Cork.
Refs: IB 81, 9 Dec 1939, 994

Building: CO. CORK, DUNMANWAY, PARISH HALL (FANLOBBUS PARISH)
Date: 1940
Nature: Named after Sir Richard Cox, founder of town of Dunmanway.
Refs: IB 82, 13 Apr 1940, 248; 92, 14 Oct 1950, 1096

Building: CO. TIPPERARY, CLONMEL, O'CONNELL STREET, MUNSTER & LEINSTER BANK
Date: 1940
Nature: New premises opened. Contractor: Murphy Bros., Cork
Refs: IB 82, 12 Oct 1940, 628

Building: CO. CORK, CORK, MERCHANTS QUAY, NO. 016 & 17
Date: 1942
Nature: Reconstruction of premises destroyed by fire, for W. Foreman & Co. Ltd.
Refs: IB 84, 14 Feb 1942, 74

Building: CO. CORK, CORK, FAULKNER'S LANE, PRINTING WORKS (CROSBIE)
Date: 1943
Nature: For Thomas Crosbie & Co.
Refs: IB 85, 11 Sep 1943, 350

Building: CO. KERRY, AGHADOE GARDENS (KILLARNEY)
Date: 1943ca
Nature: Stone-built, reed-thatched 'vernacular' house for owner of Flesk Castle, using materials from latter.
Refs: Design exh RHA 1943, no. 274; RIAI Year Book (1949), 27(illus.); IB 92, 22 Jul 1950, 752(illus.)

Building: CO. CORK, CORK, INFIRMARY ROAD, VICTORIA HOSPITAL FOR WOMEN & CHILDREN
Date: 1945
Nature: Addition.
Refs: IB 87, 22 Sep 1945, 488

Building: CO. CORK, CORK, WINTHROP STREET, NO. 003
Date: 1945
Nature: Alts.
Refs: IB 87, 16 Jun 1945, 290

Building: CO. CORK, CORK, PATRICK STREET, NO. 103
Date: 1945
Nature: New party wall.
Refs: IB 87, 27 Jan 1945, 46

Building: CO. CORK, CORK, THOMAS STREET, NO. 003
Date: 1946
Nature: Alts.
Refs: IB 88, 15 Jun 1946, 357

Building: CO. CORK, CORK, MERCHANTS QUAY, NO. 020
Date: 1946
Nature: Alts.
Refs: IB 88, 15 Jun 1946, 357

Building: CO. CORK, CORK, DOUGLAS STREET, NO. 067
Date: 1946
Nature: Proposed shop.
Refs: IB 88, 15 Jun 1946, 357

Building: CO. CORK, CORK, MARLBOROUGH STREET, PREMISES
Date: 1946
Nature: Alts.
Refs: IB 88, 30 Nov 1946, 798

Building: CO. CORK, CORK, ALFRED STREET (& RAILWAY STREET), METROPOLE LAUNDRY
Date: 1946
Nature: Alts.
Refs: IB 88, 23 Mar 1946, 170

Building: CO. CORK, CORK, PEMBROKE STREET, NO. 008-11
Date: 1946
Nature: Alts.
Refs: IB 88, 26 Jan 1946, 45

Building: CO. CORK, CORK, PATRICK STREET, NO. 123
Date: 1947
Nature: Alts., for Milk Bars Ltd.
Refs: IB 89, 14 Jun 1947, 448

Building: CO. CORK, CORK, DRENAN STREET, ELECTRICITY SUB STATION
Date: 1948
Nature: For ESB.
Refs: IB 90, 25 Dec 1948, 1064

Building: CO. CORK, CORK, ST AUGUSTINE STREET, ELECTRICITY SUB-STATION
Date: 1948
Nature: For ESB on site at north side of street.
Refs: IB 90, 3 Apr 1948, 268

Building: CO. CORK, CORK, PAUL STREET (& CAREY LANE), FACTORY
Date: 1948
Nature: Alts., foir J.W. Elvery & Co.
Refs: IB 90, 6 Mar 1948, 182

Building: CO. CORK, CORK, PATRICK'S QUAY, PREMISES
Date: 1949
Nature: Alts.
Refs: IB 91, 23 Jul 1949, 684

Building: CO. CORK, CORK, WHITE STREET, ELECTRICITY SUB-STATION
Date: 1949
Nature: Proposed, for ESB.
Refs: IB 91, 17 Sep 1949, 870

Building: CO. CORK, CORK, CAREY'S LANE, ELECTRICITY SUB-STATION
Date: 1949
Nature: At rear of Ulster Bank, for ESB.
Refs: IB 91, 17 Sep 1949, 870

Building: CO. CORK, CORK, SAWMILL STREET, ELECTRICITY TRANSFORMER STATION
Date: 1949
Nature: For ESB.
Refs: IB 91, 16 Apr 1949, 356

Building: CO. CORK, CORK, FITTON STREET EAST, ELECTRICITY SUB STATION
Date: 1949
Nature: For ESB.
Refs: IB 91, 19 Mar 1949, 260

Building: CO. CORK, CORK, CLARKE'S BR, TIMBER DRYING SHED (E.A. HARTE, LTD)
Date: 1950
Nature: For E.A. Harte, Ltd.
Refs: IB 92, 25 Nov 1950, 1282

Building: CO. CORK, CORK, DEVONSHIRE STREET WEST, NO. 017
Date: 1950
Nature: Alts. for Miss MacDonald.
Refs: IB 92, 30 Sep 1950, 1052

Building: CO. CORK, CORK, CLARKE'S BR (& WASHINGTON STREET), ELECTRICITY SUB STATION
Date: 1950
Nature: For ESB.
Refs: IB 92, 14 Oct 1950, 1110

Building: CO. CORK, CORK, MAHONY'S AVENUE (ST LUKE'S CRESCENT), ELECTRICITY SUB- STATION
Date: 1950
Nature: For ESB.
Refs: IB 92, 4 Mar 1950, 224

Building: CO. CORK, CORK, LAPP'S QUAY (& PARNELL PLACE), CORK SAVINGS BANK
Date: 1950
Nature: Renovation.
Refs: IB 92, 11 Nov 1950, 1216

Building: CO. CORK, CORK, LANCASTER QUAY, STORE (REARDEN)
Date: 1951
Nature: New roof, for J. Rearden & Son, Ltd.
Refs: IB 93, 17 Mar 1951, 300

Building: CO. CORK, KINSALE, CHURCH OF ST MULTOSE (CI)
Date: 1951-53
Nature: Restoration undertaken by S.H. Dorman in memory of William Dorman. Architect: 'the late H.H. Hill'. Contractor: John Hornibrook. Work included receiling of chancel.
Refs: IB 95, 14 Feb 1953, 167; Guide to St Multose, Kinsale (Acton Press, Kinsale, n.d.)

Building: CO. CORK, MONKSTOWN, HOUSE
Date: ?
Nature: Flat-roofed modern-style bungalow.
Refs: Drawing (plan and front elevation) in collection of Myrtle Allen, Ballymaloe, Co. Cork (photographed by IAA, neg. no. S/2325/7,9)

Building: CO. CORK, CLONAKILTY, HOUSES (002)
Date: ?
Nature: Proposed pair of semi-detached houses.
Refs: Drawing (elevations & plan) in collection of Myrtle Allen, Ballymaloe, Co. Cork (photographed by IAA, neg. no. S/2324/14)

Author Title Date Details
Hill, Henry Houghton 'The [London] Architectural Association's visit to Spain' 1082 IB 66, 27 Dec 1934, 1082.
Hill, Henry Houghton 'The influence on architecture of modern methods of construction' 1909 RIBAJ (1909), 705; reprinted in IB 51, 30 Oct 1909, 681-683.(Essay awarded RIBA Silver Medal, 1909; original typescript in RIBA Library.)
Hill, Henry Houghton 'Piranesi' 1911 RIBAJ 18 (1910-11), 308-311. (Review of Arthur Samuel, Piranesi, London, 1911.)
Hill, Henry Houghton 'Arthur Hill' 1921 RIBAJ 28, 19 Mar 1921, 300-301. (Obituary)
Hill, Henry Houghton 'The International Congress on Architectural Education: some reflections' 1924 IB 66, 6 Sep 1924, 758.
Hill, Henry Houghton 'Our City Plan' 1926 IB 68, 1 May 1926, 330. (Lecture given at School of Commerce, Cork.)
Hill, Henry Houghton 'An architect's responsibilities' 1927 IB 69, 23 Jul 1927, 553. (Summary of paper read to Cork Rotary Club, 8 Jul 1927.)
Hill, Henry Houghton 'National & Racial Expression in Architecture' 1931 IB 73, 5 Dec 1931, 1061. (Text, or simply note about, lecture to AAI, 24 Nov 1931.)
Hill, Henry Houghton 'The Royal Academy Exhibition' 1937 IB 79, 17 May 1937, 446
Hill, Henry Houghton 'An evening lament' 1937 JRIAI (1937), 20-24.
Hill, Henry Houghton 'The Royal Academy 1938 - A Post Impression' 1938 IB 80, 6 Aug 1938, 658.
Hill, Henry Houghton 'Architecture of the past in Cork' 1939 JCAHS 44 (1939), 89-93. (Based on broadcast made in July, 1938; reprinted (or simply mentioned?) in IB 81, ? ? 1939, 994.)
Hill, Henry Houghton 'Regional building in Ireland' 1939 IB 81, 5 Aug 1939, 659. (Paper read to AAI.)
Hill, Henry Houghton 'Deane & Woodward' 1939 AJ 90, 10 Aug 1939, 199.
Hill, Henry Houghton 'A brief survey of architecture' 1940 IB 82, 13 Apr 1940, 229. (Summary of lecture to Cork Literary & Scientific Society.)
Hill, Henry Houghton 'Town Planning in Cork' 1941 Capuchin Annual (1941), 173.
Hill, Henry Houghton 'Cork Architecture' 1943 JCHAS 48 (1943), 95-98. (Also published, or simply mentioned, in IB 85, 11 Sep 1943, 340