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William Hunter is described as 'architect to the Church Commissioners' in 1870, when he superintended the building of the new church at Castlerock, Co. Derry, to designs by FREDERICK WILLIAM PORTER. (1) A site plan by him, dated 1868, for St James's Church, Belfast, is in the Representative Church Body Library, as are his sketches of the existing seating arrangements in the churches at Banagher, Co. Derry, Ramelton, Co. Donegal, and Mullaghdun, Co. Fermanagh, all dated 1869.(2) He is possibly the same person as the William Hunter, of Rathmines Cottage, Coleraine, who built two houses in Dunluce Terrace, Portrush in 1856-1857, which he offered for sale in the Belfast News Letter on 27 August 1857.
(1) B 28, 16 Jul 1870, 572.
(2) RCB library, portfolios 3A, 6, 10 and 25; Rowan, North West Ulster, 294, appears to extrapolate from this that Hunter renovated Banagher church in 1869, but cf. Leslie, Derry Clergy, 121, who dates improvements, including new wooden ceiling, to 1898.
4 work entries listed in chronological order for HUNTER, WILLIAM
|Building:||CO. ANTRIM, PORTRUSH, DUNLUCE TERRACE, HOUSES (002)|
|Nature:||WH advertises 2 5-bedroomed houses 'built within las year' for sale, Aug 1857.|
|Refs:||Belfast News Letter, 27 Aug 1857|
|Building:||CO. DERRY, CASTLEROCK, CHRIST CHURCH (CI)|
|Nature:||WH supervises building of new Early English church with tower and spire designed by F.W. Porter, London..|
|Refs:||IB 12, 1 Jul 1870, 146; B 28, 16 Jul 1870, 572|
|Building:||CO. DONEGAL, RAMELTON, CHURCH OF ST PAUL (CI, TULLYAUGHNISH PARISH)|
|Nature:||Survey plan of existing seating.|
|Refs:||Signed drawing, dated Jan 1869, in RCB Library, portfolio 25|
|Building:||CO. FERMANAGH, MULLAGHDUN, CHURCH (CI)|
|Nature:||Survey plan of internal fittings.|
|Refs:||Plan, signed and dated 1869, in RCB Library, portfolio 3A|