Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Amateur architect, of Belfast. Robert Joy and his brother Henry, co-proprietors of the Belfast News Letter which had been founded by their father, were active in founding and endowing the Belfast Poor House.(1) Robert Joy is said to have been responsible for the design of the design of the Poor House as executed in 1771-74. His design was based on a set of drawings produced by ROBERT MYLNE  ROBERT MYLNE in 1770.(2)



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(1) A.C.W. Merrick & R.S.J. Clarke, Old Belfast families and the New Burying Ground (Ulster Historical Foundation, 1991), 154.
(2) R.W.M. Strain, Belfast and its Charitable Society (1961), 35-36; C.E.B. Brett, The Buildings of Belfast (2nd ed., 1985), 4; Paul Larmour, Belfast: an illustrated architectural guide (1987), 1(no. 1).


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Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, NORTH QUEEN STREET, CLIFTON HOUSE (BELFAST CHARITABLE SOCIETY)
Date: 1771ca
Nature: RJ's design (based on one furnished by Robert Mylne) adopted.
Refs: C.E.B. Brett, The Buildings of Belfast (2nd ed., 1985), 4, citing R.W.M. Strain, Belfast and its Charitable Society (1961), 35; Paul Larmour, Belfast: an illustrated architectural guide (1987), 1 (no. 1).