Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

'CE', of Ballinasloe. William Henry Kempster, a son of JAMES FORTH KEMPSTER JAMES FORTH KEMPSTER , was born on 14 May 1843 and died on 5 November 1920.(1)

Address: Mount Pleasant Avenue, Ballinasloe, 1909.(2)

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(1) Information from Jane Leslie, great-niece of W.H. Kempster.
(2) A.C. Freeman, ed., The Architect's & Surveyor's Directory & Referendum (1910), 185.


6 work entries listed in chronological order for KEMPSTER, WILLIAM HENRY


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Building: CO. GALWAY, ROUNDSTONE, GLEBE HOUSE
Date: 1882
Nature: In progress, Sep 1882.  Work halted by RC parish priest.  On ‘Monday last’ (25 Sep) workmen directed to stop working on the site. On Tuesday priest came to site and ordered off those who were still working. ‘I regret to say all left, fearing to risk the consequences of disobedience to this man’s arrogant dictation.’ (Irish Ecclesiastical Gazette)
Refs: Irish Ecclesiastical Gazette 24, no. 144, 30 Sep 1882, 687-8.

Building: CO. GALWAY, BALLINASLOE, INDUSTRIAL SCHOOL
Date: 1885
Nature: To be built at Mercy Convent.
Refs: IB 27, 1 Jan 1885, 1

Building: CO. GALWAY, BALLINASLOE, AUGHRIM MEMORIAL CROSS
Date: 1887ca?
Nature: Proposed memorial cross to be placed over grave of St Ruth on battlefield of Aughrim. Designed by WHK in the shape of an Irish high cross and partly executed by John Beegan, Dunlo Hill, Ballinasloe, but left unfinished for want of funds.
Refs: Connacht Tribune, 9 Oct 1937 (quoted in www\ballinasloe.org, http://www.ballinasloe.org/articles/article.php?ID=12 (last visited, Sep 2016);  T. MacLochlainn, Ballinasloe (Ballinasloe, 1971), 79,213; 

Building: CO. GALWAY, BALLINASLOE, DISTRICT LUNATIC ASYLUM
Date: 1904
Nature: Extension to accumulator house, bakehouse & ovens &c. Contractors: T. Ward, Ballinasloe (bakehouse); M. Connell, Ballinasloe (accumulator house); F.W. Mason & Co. Manchester (ovens & machinery)
Refs: IB 46, 5 Nov,3 Dec 1904, 758,826

Building: CO. GALWAY, BALLINASLOE, DISTRICT LUNATIC ASYLUM
Date: 1906
Nature: 5 iron & steel roof frames for a span of 30 ft.
Refs: IB 48, 28 Jul 1906, 618

Building: CO. GALWAY, BALLINASLOE, LYING-IN HOSPITAL
Date: 1915
Nature: Additions and alterations. Estimated cost: £595.
Refs: IAA, PKS B22/16, A09 (Apr 1915)