Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

English architect, best known as the designer of the County Hall, London, for whom see Directory of British Architects 1834-1914 (RIBA 2001), I, 1087. In 1926 Knott, who was by this time in partnership with Ernest Stone Collins, designed the Speaker's House at Stormont, Belfast.(1) In November 1921 he had been selected by the British First Commissioner of Works to design the public offices which were to flank ARNOLD THORNELY' ARNOLD THORNELY' s Northern Ireland Parliament House at Stormont,(2) but after he had prepared the plans, a last-minute decision was made to incorporate the offices into Thornely's building.(3)

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(1) Larmour, 111(illus.).
(2) Building News 121, 25 Nov 1921, 322. For the objections to the means by which he and Thornely were selected, see also issues of 30 Sep,4,11,18 Nov 1921, 211,288,291,307,320.
(2) Obituary of Knott in RIBAJ 36 (1928-29) , 296; B 124, 13 Mar 1923, 600; Larmour, 111.


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Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, NEWTOWNARDS ROAD UPR (STORMONT), NORTHERN IRELAND PARLIAMENT
Date: 1923
Nature: Proposed office blocks flanking parliament house, 1923 (unexecuted).
Refs: Building News 121, 25 Nov 1921, 322; B 124, 13 Mar 1923, 600; obituary of Knott in RIBAJ 36 (1928-29), 296; Paul Larmour, Belfast: an illustrated architectural guide (1987), 111.

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, NEWTOWNARDS ROAD UPR (STORMONT), NORTHERN IRELAND PARLIAMENT
Date: 1926
Nature: Neo Georgian red brick Speaker's House. By Knott & [Ernest Stone] Collins.
Refs: Obituary of Knott in RIBAJ 36 (1928-29), 296; Paul Larmour, Belfast: an illustrated architectural guide (1987), 111.