Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Engineer. William Wright Larmor was born on 1 November 1869. He entered Queen's College, Belfast, in 1887. A science scholar of the college in 1888 and 1889 and senior scholar in chemistry in 1890, he graduated BA with honours in experimental science in 1891. From 1895 to 1897 he served a pupilage with JAMES PERRY JAMES PERRY , County Surveyor for Galway and managing director of the Galway Electric Company, acting as resident engineer for the construction of causeways and bridges on the Connemara coast. In 1898 he sat the county surveyorship examination. He was working in the office of JAMES HERON JAMES HERON , county surveyor for Co. Down, in the same year and was an assistant county surveyor for Co. Down from 1907 or earlier until 1934 or 1935. He was engineer to Banbridge Rural District Council from the passing of the Local Government Act of 1898 until 1934, when he retired. He was living in Holywood, Co. Down, at the time of his death, which took place in 1936.

Larmor's pupils and assistants included ALBERT J. CLARKE. ALBERT J. CLARKE.


Inst.CE: elected associate member, 6 December 1898; resigned 1935.
Association of Municipal & County Engineers: admitted member, 1 October 1921.(1)

Addresses: County Surveyor's Office, Downpatrick, Co. Down, 1898; Banbridge, Co. Down, 1901; Victoria Street, Banbridge, 1904.(2) 6 Tudor Park, Holywood, Co. Down, 1934.

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References

All information in this entry not otherwise accounted for is from the archives of the Institution of Civil Engineers, courtesy of Mrs Carol Morgan, Thom's directories and the brief notice of Larmor's death in IB 78, 22 Aug 1936, 732.

(1) IB 63, 22 Oct 1921, 701.
(2) IB 46, 16 Jul 1904, 458.


16 work entries listed in chronological order for LARMOR, WILLIAM WRIGHT


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Building: CO. DOWN, MOIRA, HOUSES
Date: 1900
Nature: WWL's design for labourers' cottages accepted by Moira RDC, as also those of W.D. McCay.
Refs: IB 42, 15 Aug 1900, 452

Building: CO. DOWN, BANBRIDGE, CHURCH STREET, SCHOOLS
Date: 1903
Nature: Enlargement and restoration, for Select Vestry of Banbridge Parish Church. Tender of H. & J. McKeown, Banbridge, for £776.13s. accepted.
Refs: IB 45, 10 Sep,8 Oct 1903, 1960,1984,2026

Building: CO. DOWN, BANBRIDGE, HOUSES (008)
Date: 1904
Nature: Estimates received for 8 labourers' cottages.
Refs: IB 46, 16 Jul 1904, 458

Building: CO. DOWN, BALLYDOWN (BANBRIDGE), PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
Date: 1904-1905
Nature: New church on site of old one. Opened May 1905. Builder: George Patton, Lurgan.
Refs: IB 46, 27 Feb 1904, 122; 47, 3 Jun 1905, 386; illus. in http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~rosdavies/PHOTOSwords/SeapatrickAll.htm#ballydown (2008)

Building: CO. DOWN, DONAGHCLONEY (WARINGSTOWN), MANSE
Date: 1906
Nature: New. Tenders sought.
Refs: B 91, 7 Jul 1906, 25

Building: CO. DOWN, WARINGSTOWN, MANSE
Date: 1906
Nature: Tenders invited, 1906.
Refs: B 91, 7 Jul 1906, 25

Building: CO. DOWN, MOIRA, SCHOOL
Date: 1908
Nature: New schoolhouse for select vestry. Tenders sought.
Refs: IB 50, 11 Jul 1908, 438; B 95, 11 Jul 1908, 49

Building: CO. DOWN, DUNBARTON (BANBRIDGE), WATER SUPPLY
Date: 1909
Nature: WWL to prepare plans.
Refs: IB 42, 1 Jan 1909, 55

Building: CO. DOWN, BANBRIDGE, BAPTIST MANSE
Date: 1910
Nature: New.
Refs: IB 52, 28 May 1910, 349

Building: CO. DOWN, BANBRIDGE, TECHNICAL SCHOOLS
Date: 1910
Nature: Annexe.
Refs: IB 50, 26 Dec 1908, 805; 52, 5,15 Feb 1910, 85

Building: CO. DOWN, COOLNACRAN (BANBRIDGE), DISPENSARY & MEDICAL OFFICER'S RESIDENCE
Date: 1912
Nature: Tenders invited.
Refs: B 103, 8 Nov 1912, 559 (advt. for tenders)

Building: CO. DOWN, LOUGHBRICKLAND, DISPENSARY & MEDICAL OFFICER'S RESIDENCE
Date: 1912
Nature: Expected to cost £1,200.
Refs: IB 54, 2 Mar,9 Nov 1912, 142,644

Building: CO. DOWN, TULLYLISH (LAURENCETOWN), ORANGE HALL
Date: 1913
Nature: Memorial Orange Hall.
Refs: IB 55, 21 Jun 1913, 416

Building: CO. DOWN, MONEYSLANE (BANBRIDGE), DISPENSARY & MEDICAL OFFICER'S RESIDENCE
Date: 1914
Nature: New.
Refs: IB 56, 1 Aug 1914, 475

Building: CO. DOWN, BANBRIDGE, UNION WORKHOUSE
Date: 1920
Nature: Improvements. £15,000.
Refs: IB 62, 14 Feb 1920, 100

Building: CO. DOWN, BANBRIDGE, SCARVA STREET, PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
Date: 1920
Nature: Alts. to accommodate organ.
Refs: C.E.B. Brett, D. Dunleath, Historic Buildings…in…Banbridge (UAHS, 1969), 18