Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Architect, of Coleraine, active from circa 1907 until circa 1938. According to the 1911 census, James Sherriff Kennedy,  eldest son of James Kennedy, builder, and his wife, Sarah Guthrie, was born in Co. Derry 1887 or 1888.  He became a pupil of FREDERICK HENRY TULLOCH  FREDERICK HENRY TULLOCH in Belfast in 1907, when he passed the preliminary examination to qualify as a probationer of the RIBA.(1) He had established an office in Brige Street, Coleraine, by 1914.(2) He was engineer to Limavady Board of Guardians and Limavady Rural District Council, resigning both posts in 1937.(3)

Addresses: 79a Victoria Street, Belfast, 1907;(4)  Mount Sandel, Knockantern, Derry, 1911;(5)  Bridge Street, Coleraine, 1914;(6) Harbour View, Coleraine, <=1920->=23;(7) New Row, Coleraine, <=1933->=1936.(78

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References



(1) RIBAJ 14 (1906-7), 621.
(2) IB 56, 4 Jul 1914, 420.
(3) IB 79, 7 Aug 1937, 717.
(4) See note 1, above.
(5) 1911 census of Ireland, http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/ (last visited Oct 2009). This was his parents' house.
(6) See note 2, above.
(7) )IB 62, 22 May 1920, 362; 65, 2 Jun 1923, 426.
(8) IB 78, 11 Jul 1936, 617.


29 work entries listed in chronological order for KENNEDY, JAMES SHERRIFF


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Building: CO. DOWN, WARRENPOINT, SKATING RINK
Date: 1910
Nature: New.
Refs: IB 52, 2 Apr 1910, 217

Building: CO. DERRY, COLERAINE, CINEMA
Date: 1914
Nature: New cinema. Tenders.
Refs: IB 56, 4 Jul 1914, 420

Building: CO. DERRY, COLERAINE, KING'S GATE STREET, PREMISES
Date: 1916
Nature: Alts.
Refs: IB 58, 12 Feb 1916, 74

Building: CO. ANTRIM, PORTRUSH, OSBORNE HOTEL
Date: 1916
Nature: Alts.
Refs: IB 58, 12 Feb 1916, 74

Building: CO. DERRY, MAGHERAFELT DISTRICT, HOUSES (019)
Date: 1918
Nature: Repairs to 19 cottages, for Magherafelt RDC.
Refs: IB 60, 16 Nov 1918, 502

Building: CO. DERRY, MAGHERAFELT DISTRICT, HOUSES (058)
Date: 1919
Nature: Repairs to 58 cottages, for Magherafelt RDC.
Refs: IB 61, 5 Apr 1919, 163

Building: CO. DERRY, DUNBOE, 1ST DUNBOE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH (OLD)
Date: 1920
Nature: Renovations & repairs. (Church demolished, 1935)
Refs: IB 62, 28 Aug 1920, 561

Building: CO. DERRY, PORTSTEWART, HOUSE
Date: 1920
Nature: For Miss Sheridan, York Hotel.
Refs: IB 62, 28 Aug 1920, 561

Building: CO. DERRY, COLERAINE, PORTSTEWART ROAD, HOUSE
Date: 1920
Nature: For Mr J. Brockerton.
Refs: IB 62, 28 Aug 1920, 561

Building: CO. DERRY, COLERAINE, PORTRUSH ROAD, HOUSE
Date: 1920
Nature: For Mr A.T. Wharton.
Refs: IB 62, 28 Aug 1920, 561

Building: CO. DERRY, COLERAINE, BRIDGE STREET, BUSINESS PREMISES & RESIDENCE
Date: 1920
Nature: New, for Mr S. Aexander.
Refs: IB 62, 5 Jun 1920, 393

Building: CO. DERRY, COLERAINE, CIRCULAR ROAD, PREMISES (MOORE & SHIELDS)
Date: 1920
Nature: Extensive premises for Mssrs. Moore & Shield.
Refs: IB 62, 22 May 1920, 362

Building: CO. TYRONE, COAGH, WAR MEMORIAL HALL
Date: 1920-21
Nature: New hall built of Rooskey granite. To seat 400. Opened 16 Jul 1921. Builder: Lennox & Charters, Knokloughrim, Co. Antrim.
Refs: IB 62, 27 Mar 1920, 186; 63, 30 Jul 1921, 518.

Building: CO. ANTRIM, PORTRUSH, REST HOME (FORMER METROPOLE HOTEL)
Date: 1922
Nature: Conversion of Metropole Hotel into rest home, for Health Insurance Society in connection with Presbyterian Church in Ireland. Builder: W.J. Holley, Coleraine.
Refs: IB 64, 6 May 1922, 324

Building: CO. DERRY, PORTSTEWART, STRAND ROAD, HOUSE
Date: 1923
Nature: Bungalow, for Mrs. C.L. Currin, Glasgow.
Refs: IB 65, 6 Oct 1823, 779

Building: CO. DERRY, DRUMCROON, KILLEAG, HOUSE
Date: 1923
Nature: For Mr J. Reid. Tenders invited.
Refs: IB 65, 2 Jun 1923, 426

Building: CO. DERRY, COLERAINE, HOUSES (002)
Date: 1923
Nature: Pair of semi-detached villas, for Mssrs. S. Henry & J. Mclarnon. Tenders invited.
Refs: IB 65, 19 May 1923, 385

Building: CO. ANTRIM, PORTRUSH, HOSPITAL ROAD, HOUSE
Date: 1930ca
Nature: New house, for T. Sheane.
Refs: Plans and elevations, 1930ca, in PRONI, D2977/37/1/1/43 (see PRONI e-catalogue).

Building: CO. ANTRIM, PORTRUSH, RAMORE AVENUE, HOUSE
Date: 1930ca
Nature: Proposed additions, for Mrs Crozier.
Refs: Plans and elevations, 1930ca, in PRONI, D2977/37/1/1/37(see PRONI e-catalogue).

Building: CO. ANTRIM, PORTRUSH, COLERAINE ROAD, HOUSE
Date: 1930ca
Nature: Proposed semi-detached houses, for the Misses Kerr.
Refs: Plans and elevations, 1930ca, in PRONI, D2977/37/1/1/35(see PRONI e-catalogue).

Building: CO. DERRY, FEENY SEWER
Date: 1933
Nature: Construction of branch sewer, for Limavady RDC.
Refs: IB 75, 20 M;ay 1933, 436

Building: CO. DERRY, DUNGIVEN, SEWER
Date: 1933
Nature: Construction of branch sewer, for Limavady RDC.
Refs: IB 75, 20 M;ay 1933, 436

Building: CO. DERRY, ARTICLAVE, DUNBOE 1ST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH (NEW)
Date: 1935-36
Nature: 'Cruciform last-gasp Gothic with brick quoins and a vaguely Dutch air'(Rowan).To seat 550. To cost £7,300. (Replaced meeting house of 1785, for which see OS Memoirs.) Contractor: W. Crawford. (According to Fitzpatrick cost was met by John and David Crawford, former members of congregation, who had emigrated to Parkersburg, USA.)
Refs: IB 77, 13 Jul 1935, 598; W.D. Girvan, Historic Buildings in North Derry (UAHS, 1975), 59(illus.),61(no.204); Alistair Rowan, The Buildings of Ireland: North West Ulster (1979), 110;  illus. in Laurence Kirkpatrick, Presbyterians in Ireland: an illustrated history (Booklink, 2006),186.


Building: CO. DERRY, LIMAVADY, HOSPITAL
Date: 1936
Nature: Alts. & adds.
Refs: IB 78, 11 Jul 1936, 617

Building: CO. DERRY, LIMAVADY, HOUSES
Date: 1937
Nature: Labourers' cottages, for Limavady RDC.
Refs: IB 79, 3 Apr 1937, 313

Building: CO. ANTRIM, PORTRUSH, PROMENADE
Date: 1937
Nature: Improvements.
Refs: IB 79, 13 Nov 1937, 1014

Building: CO. DERRY, PORTSTEWART, CRESCENT BATHING PLACE
Date: 1938
Nature: Reconstruction. £1,655.
Refs: IB 80, 2,30 Apr 1938, 285,368

Building: CO. ANTRIM, PORTRUSH, CINEMA
Date: 1938
Nature: Reconstruction of premises known as 'Ulster House' as cinema.
Refs: IB 80, 20 Aug 1938, 709

Building: CO. DERRY, COLERAINE, NEW ROW, OFFICE
Date: 1939
Nature: Builder: William J. Holley, Coleraine.
Refs: IB 81, 13 May 1939, 395