Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Architect and civil engineer, of Lisburn and Belfast. James Hunter, who had an engineering degree, was for some time part-time assistant surveyor for the Lisburn district under Antrim County Council and was also architect to Dungannon Rural District Council. He had a large private practice. He died at his home in Belfast on 18 June 1934 and was buried in Belfast City Cemetery.

Addresses: Work: Scottish Provident Buildings, Belfast, 1911;(1) Court House, Lisburn, 1924;(2) also 35 Victoria St, Belfast, 1921.(3)
Home: Beechwood, Antrim Rd, Lisburn, 1913-1914;(4) 7 Hawthornden Drive, Belmont, Belfast, at time of death.

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References

All information in this entry is from the brief obituary of Hunter in IB 76, 30 Jun 1934, 544.

(1) IB 53, 25 Nov 1911, 790. W.J. Fennell had his office in this building, where Hunter may possibly have worked.
(2) IB 62, 31 Jul 1920, 502; 66, 12 Jan 1924, 26.
(3) IB 63, 29 Jan 1921, 74.
(4) IB 55, 26 Apr 1913, 288; 56, 14 Mar 1914, 168.


41 work entries listed in chronological order for HUNTER, JAMES [2]


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Building: CO. ANTRIM, LISBURN, RIVER BANK
Date: 1814
Nature: Retaining wall at river bank, Dunmurray River.
Refs: IB 56, 14 Mar 1914, 168

Building: CO. TYRONE, STRABANE, HOUSES (518)
Date: 1907
Nature: Scheme for labourers' cottages by 'Mr Hunter CE' adopted.
Refs: IB 49, 15 Oct 1907, 685

Building: CO. ANTRIM, CRUMLIN, DISPENSARY & MEDICAL OFFICER'S RESIDENCE
Date: 1908
Nature: Adds. & alts. for Antrim Board of Guardians.
Refs: IB 50, 2 May 1908, 277

Building: CO. ANTRIM, LISBURN, DUNMURRY SEWERAGE SCHEME
Date: 1908
Nature: Contractor: H. & J. Martin, Belfast, £9,128.
Refs: IB 50, 25 Jul,5,19 Sep,3,17 Oct 1908, 470,559,584,614,644

Building: CO. ANTRIM, HILDEN (LISBURN), LECTURE HALL
Date: 1911
Nature: New.
Refs: IB 53, 4 Feb 1911, 83; IA & C 1, 15 Apr 1911, 159

Building: CO. ANTRIM, LISBURN, WALLACE AVENUE, BROWNLEE MEMORIAL NATIONAL SCHOOL
Date: 1911-12
Nature: New school. Builder: John Graham, JP, Dromore.
Refs: IB 53, 10 Jun,8 Jul,5 Aug,25 Nov 1911, 398,462,530,790; 14, 12 Oct 1912, 588

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, BALMORAL, SEWERAGE SCHEME
Date: 1912
Nature: -
Refs: IB 54, 6 Jan 1912, 25

Building: CO. ARMAGH, LURGAN, HOUSING SCHEME
Date: 1912-1915
Nature: Housing scheme for Lurgan Urban District Council. Tenders invited for erecting 54 houses, Apr 1913.
Refs: IB 54, 17 Feb 1912, 110; 57, 17 Jul 1915, 326;  Irish Times, 1 Apr 1913.

Building: CO. DOWN, MOIRA, HOUSE
Date: 1913
Nature: Alts. for Committee of Moira Presbyterian Church.
Refs: IB 55, 6 Dec 1913, 776

Building: CO. ANTRIM, DUNDROD, HALL
Date: 1913
Nature: Erected in memory of late Rev. Robert McBride. Contractor: Pinkerton & Son.
Refs: IB 53, 26 Apr 1913, 266

Building: CO. ANTRIM, LISBURN, MARKET SQUARE, NATIONAL SCHOOL
Date: 1913
Nature: New classrooms.
Refs: IB 55, 26 Apr 1913, 288

Building: CO. ANTRIM, KILLEAD, TEACHER'S HOUSE
Date: 1914
Nature: New.
Refs: IB 56, 4 Jul 1914, 420

Building: CO. TYRONE, DUNGANNON, COALISLAND ROAD, DRUMGLASS HOUSE, COUNTY SANATORIUM
Date: 1915
Nature: New pavilion and alts. Builder: Isaac Copeland, Belfast.
Refs: IB 57, 27 Feb,23 Oct 1915, 105,471-2; 58, 29 Jan,12 Feb,11 Mar 1916, 54,73,122

Building: CO. ANTRIM, KILLEAD, NATIONAL SCHOOL
Date: 1916
Nature: New school in connection with Killead Presbyterian Church, comprising main hall capable of seating 400 and classrooms for 150 pupils, in process of erection.
Refs: IB 58, 27 Jan 1916, 54; B 110, 4 Feb 1916, 112

Building: CO. ARMAGH, LURGAN, LABOURERS' COTTAGES (34)
Date: 1919
Nature: Scheme postponed by war to be proceeded with.
Refs: IB 61, 14 Jun 1919, 304

Building: CO. DOWN, SAINTFIELD, BALLYNAHINCH ROAD, DISPENSARY & MEDICAL OFFICER'S RESIDENCE
Date: 1920
Nature: Alts. ot Grant's House to make it suitable for dispensary and medical officer's house.
Refs: IB 62, 28 Feb 1920, 131

Building: CO. ANTRIM, ANNAHILL (LISBURN), DISPENSARY
Date: 1920
Nature: Repairs, for Lisburn Board of Guardians.
Refs: IB 62, 23 Oct 1920, 673

Building: CO. ANTRIM, LISBURN, DISPENSARY RESIDENCE.
Date: 1920
Nature: For Lisburn Board of Guardians. Tender of Moses Bullock & Sons accepted
Refs: IB 62, 5 Jun 1920, 389

Building: CO. ANTRIM, LISBURN, WORKHOUSE
Date: 1920-21
Nature: Structural alts., glazing, alts. & repairs to infirmary, for Board of Guardians.
Refs: IB 62, 31 Jul 1920, 502; 63, 26 Feb,13 Aug 1921, 130,550

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, ?, STORE
Date: 1921
Nature: Large store.
Refs: IB 63, 29 Jan 1921, 74

Building: CO. ANTRIM, LISBURN, BOW STREET, PREMISES (P. LAVERY)
Date: 1921
Nature: New premises for P. Lavery.
Refs: IB 63, 30 Jul 1921, 518

Building: CO. ANTRIM, LISBURN, FEVER HOSPITAL
Date: 1921
Nature: Repairs, for Board of Guardians.
Refs: IB 63, 8 Oct 1921, 666

Building: CO. ANTRIM, LISBURN, HOSPITAL
Date: 1921
Nature: New hospital opened on 20 Nov 1921.
Refs: IB 63, 31 Dec 1921, 842

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, BLADON DRIVE, NO. 009
Date: 1923
Nature: Assymetrical red brick house with some Art Nouveau leaded lights.
Refs: Paul Larmour, The Architectural Heritage of Malone & Stranmillis (UAHS, 1991), 35; see also IB 66, 26 Jan 1924, 66

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, INNISFAYLE ROAD, HOUSE
Date: 1923
Nature: For Mr R. Lowry West.
Refs: IB 65, 11 Aug 1923, 620

Building: CO. DOWN, KILKEEL, DISTRICT HOSPITAL
Date: 1924
Nature: New.
Refs: IB 66, 12 Jan 1924, 26

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, CLIFTONVILLE ROAD, OLDPARK PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
Date: 1925
Nature: Boundary wall and railings.
Refs: IB 67, 8 Aug 1925, 649

Building: CO. ANTRIM, LISBURN, FEVER HOSPITAL
Date: 1925
Nature: Adds. & alts.
Refs: IB 67, 18 Apr 1925, 314

Building: CO. ANTRIM, LISBURN, SACKVILLE STREET, BRITISH LEGION HALL
Date: 1926
Nature: Tenders invited by British Legion for erection of publice hall.
Refs: IB 68, 3 Apr 1926, 261

Building: CO. TYRONE, DUNGANNON, INFIRMARY & FEVER HOSPITAL
Date: 1928
Nature: Alts. £18,970.
Refs: IB 70, 8 Dec 1928, 1042

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, THORNDALE DRIVE, HOUSE
Date: 1928
Nature: 'villa'
Refs: IB 70, 4 Aug 1928, 671

Building: CO. ANTRIM, LISBURN, INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL
Date: 1928
Nature: Additional classroom(s).
Refs: IB 70, 8,22 Dec 1928, 1044,1080

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, HAWTHORNDEN DRIVE, HOUSE
Date: 1929
Nature: New villa (for himself?)
Refs: IB 71, 17 Aug 1929, 747

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, KNOCKBREDA PARK, HOUSE
Date: 1929
Nature: -
Refs: IB 71, 16 May 1929, 238

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, SANDY ROW, HOUSE
Date: 1929
Nature: 'villa'
Refs: IB 71, 16 Mar 1929, 238

Building: CO. TYRONE, DUNGANNON, CARLAND ROAD, COUNTY HOSPITAL
Date: 1930
Nature: Staff hostel recently opened. £7,000. Contractor: W.J. & C. Law, Lisburn
Refs: IB 72, 11 Oct 1930, 916

Building: CO. ANTRIM, ANTRIM, 1ST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH MANSE
Date: 1930
Nature: Contract given to W. Laughlin, Castle St, Antrim.
Refs: Architect & Building News 124, 25 Jul 1930, 131; IB 72, 2 Aug 1930, 688

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, DONEGALL PARK AVENUE, HOUSE
Date: 1933
Nature: For Miss N.E. Tedley.
Refs: IB 75, 30 Dec 1933, 1129

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, HAWTHORNDEN DRIVE, HOUSE
Date: 1933
Nature: Alts., for W. Heron.
Refs: IB 75, 4 Nov 1933, 953

Building: CO. TYRONE, DUNGANNON, GIRLS' SCHOOL
Date: 1934
Nature: New.
Refs: IB 76, 5 May 1934, 400

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, WINDSOR AVENUE NORTH, HOUSE
Date: 1934
Nature: Plans approved by City Surveyor.
Refs: IB 76, 30 Jun 1934, 557