Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Architect, of Belfast. William Henry Lynn was born on 27 December 1829, at St John's Point, Co. Down.(1) His father, Lieutenant Henry Lynn, whose family came from Fethard, Co. Wexford, was an officer in the coast guard service.(2) His mother, Margaretta, was the daughter of Samuel Ferres, MD, of Larne, Co. Antrim. SAMUEL FERRES LYNN  SAMUEL FERRES LYNN was his younger brother. William Henry Lynn was educated at Dr Newland's private grammar school at Bannow, Co. Wexford. He served his pupilage in the office of CHARLES LANYON  CHARLES LANYON in Belfast. By the time he was eighteen, he was acting as Lanyon's clerk of works for the building of Queen's College, Belfast.(3) After rising to the position of Lanyon's chief assistant, he became his partner in 1854,(4) the partnership being known LANYON & LANYON & amp; LYNN. The name of the partnership changed to LANYON LYNN & LANYON LYNN & amp; LANYON  LANYON in 1860, when Lanyon's eldest son, JOHN LANYON JOHN LANYON , became the junior partner. At the same time the firm opened a branch office at 64 Upper Sackville Street, Dublin. The partnership was dissolved on 1 July 1872 not without contention; the terms and circumstances of the break-up were the subject of a court action brought by Lynn against the Lanyons in 1874.(5) Lynn subsequently practised on his own. Although his obituarist in the Irish Builder asserts that he never had an assistant, in his first years of independent practice, from 1872 to 1875, he employed PHILIP MAURICE DUDGEON PHILIP MAURICE DUDGEON , who had been articled to Lanyon, Lynn & Lanyon, as manager and chief assistant. His pupils included VINCENT CRAIG VINCENT CRAIG , HENRY WILLIAM EDWARD HOBART  HENRY WILLIAM EDWARD HOBART and WILLIAM DANIEL MCLENNAN  WILLIAM DANIEL MCLENNAN may also have worked in his office as a pupil or assistant.

Lynn enjoyed the patronage of Frederick, 5th Baron Dufferin, of Clandeboye, Co. Down, who loved to indulge in architectural fantasies even if he lacked the means to carry them out. After Lord Dufferin was appointed Governor General of Canada, he invited Lynn to come to Canada in 1875 to make proposals for restoring the old fortifications of Quebec, improving the city and building a summer residence there for the Governor General. The latter was never built, and the rest of Lynn's scheme was only partly carried out. The walls were restored and two of his gates were built as was his proposed promenade 200 feet above the river, known as Dufferin Terrace.(6) Apart from this visit to Canada, Lynn does not appear to have travelled very widely. He was a frequent attendant at the Architectural Association's annual sketching excursions to different parts of England,(7) and exhibited views of Bayeux in Normandy at the Royal Hibernian Academy in 1874.(8)

Lynn continued to practice until the end of his life. He won the competition for extensions to Queen's University, Belfast, in 1910, when he was over eighty, and, after the death of Sir THOMAS DREW  THOMAS DREW in 1910, was engaged in the work of completing St Ann's Cathedral.(9) A bachelor, he lived 'in great retirement' in his latter years.(10)   His 1911 census return shows him living with his much younger unmarried cousin, Isabella Halley McCulloch, and a female servant.  He died at home in Belfast on 12 September 1915. His estate was valued at £68,681, an amount which, a writer in the Irish Builder observed 'must constitute a record among Irish architects'.(11) His bequests included £5,000 for the completion of St Ann's Cathedral, to which he had some years previously donated a west window, while he left his office furniture and two silver trays to RICHARD MILLS CLOSE.  RICHARD MILLS CLOSE. (12) A tablet commemorating his contribution to the buildings at Queen's was placed in the library at Queen's University in 1916,(13) and a window to his memory was erected in St Ann's Cathedral in 1917.(14)

Lynn excelled as a draughtsman and watercolourist, and his architectural perspective views and topographical sketches were widely admired. His talent as a draughtsman may have been one of the reasons why he entered an unusually large number of architectural competitions throughout his life. His competition-winning perspective of the Parliament Houses at Sydney was awarded the Gold Medal at the Paris Universal Exhibition of 1867. Other awards included a bronze medal at the Sydney International Exhibition, 1879, and a first prize for architectural design at the Melbourne International Exhibition, 1881. Aston Webb described Lynn as 'a great planner', recalling that Alfred Waterhouse had once told him that 'there was nothing he would better like to do than to sit behind Lynn and look over his shoulder while he pinned an antiquarian sheet to his board and laid out a large plan'.(15)

The year after Lynn's death an exhibition of his drawings, together with works by Samuel Ferres Lynn, was held at the Belfast Central Free Library. In the same year his cousin, Miss Ellen M. Cooper, presented thirteen of his drawings to the Ulster Museum and, in 1917, a scrapbook of drawings and photographs to the RIBA.(16) Another exhibition of Lynn's watercolours and building perspectives was held at the Ulster Museum in 1978; these included a number of works from the important collection of Lynn's drawings which had belonged to R.M. CLOSE  CLOSE and was, at that time, in the collection of Mr P.J. Mulvenna of Belfast.

Lynn acted as adjudicator in the Derry town hall competition of 1886.(17)

RIAI: elected member, 19 Mar1853;(18) council member, 1864-5,1870; his design for Institute seal approved, 14 May 1867;(19) resigned, 22 Nov 1870;(20) elected member, 7 Apr 1883;(21) elected fellow, 12 Dec 1885;(22) president, 1886-88;(23) leads deputation to Lord Lieutenant, Nov 1886;(24) awarded Royal Gold Medal for 1912 in recognition of his long and distinguished services to architecture.(25)
RIBA: elected fellow, 29 May 1865; retired 1877, then withdrew resignation.(26)
RHA: elected associate, 27 May 1865; elected member, 18 Jul 1872.(27)
RSAI: proposed for membership by THOMAS DREW  THOMAS DREW and elected 6 Apr 1870.(28)

Addresses:(29) Work: See under Charles Lanyon for years 1854 to 1872, also 62 Upper Sackville St, 1862;(30) Callender Street, Belfast, 1875-1879; Richardson's Buildings, Callender St, Belfast, 1880-1888; 21 Callender St, Belfast, <=1891(31)-1909; 13 Donegall Square, 1910 until death.
Home: 3 Crumlin Terrace, Belfast, 1867-1888; Ardavon, 250 Antrim Road, Belfast, <=1910;(32)  6 Antrim Road, 1911;  Ardavon, 250 Antrim Road and Innyard, near Fethard, Co. Wexford, at time of death.(33)

See WORKS and BIBLIOGRAPHY BIBLIOGRAPHY . See also works of LANYON & LANYON & amp; LYNN and LANYON LYNN & LANYON LYNN & amp; LANYON LANYON



References

All information in this entry not otherwise accounted for is from the obituaries in RIBAJ 22 (1914-15), 506 (by R.M. Young), and IB 57, 25 Sep 1915, 431, and from Hugh Dixon, 'William Henry Lynn', BIGS 17 (Jan-Jun 1974), 25-27. There are photographs of Lynn in Building News 58, 7 Jan 1890; IB 57, 9 Oct 1915, 437

(1) R.M. Young, loc. cit., above, says Lynn was born in Larne, Co. Antrim.
(2) Dixon, loc cit. above. gives his name as Henry Johnston Lynn, as does the obituary of Samuel Ferres Lynn in IB 18, 15 Apr 1876, 102, rather than Henry Sylvester Lynn as stated in the obituary of William Henry Lynn in IB 57; according to F. O'Dwyer, William Henry Lynn presented a set of windows to the church at Fethard in commemoration of members of his family.
(3) RIBAJ 24 (1916-17), 92.
(4) The date is given as 1855 in the account of Lynn's lawsuit against the Lanyons in IB 16, 15 Nov 1874, 319.
(5) IB 16, 15 Nov 1874, 319; Architect 12, 21 Nov 1874, 279; B 34, 4 Mar 1876, 223.
(6) For Lynn's work in Quebec, see Mark Bence Jones, 'The building dreams of a vice-roy - II: Clandeboye, Co. Down', Country Life 148, 1 Oct 1970, 900-901.
(7) RIBAJ 24 (1916-17), 91.
(8) Nos. 238 and 268.
(9) Building News 102, 28 Jun 1912, 932.
(10) IB 58, 15 Jan 1916, 25.
(11) Testamentary papers including bequests to children of a cousin living at Ballarat, Australia, with family tree and correspondence from Australia, in PRONI, D1769/55/1 (see PRONI e-catalogue; here his assets are valued at £75,000); IB 57, 20 Nov 1915, 497; 58, 15 Jan 1916, 25; Charles Lanyon had left £53,785.1s.3d at his death in 1889.
(12) IB 57, 23 Oct 1915, 466;  Irish Times, 29 Dec 1915.
(13) IB 57, 4 Dec 1915, 517; 58, 8 Jul 1916, 320; Building News, 15 Dec 1915, 676; according to David Evans and Paul Larmour, Queen's: an architectural legacy (Institute of Irish Studies,1995), 26, this tablet is now in the former south porch of the library.
(14) IB 59, 17 Mar 1917, 136.
(15) RIBAJ 24 (1916-17), 91.
(16) See note 14, above, also op.cit., p. 137; for a catalogue of the items donated see Jill Lever, ed., Catalogue of the Drawings Collection of the Royal Institute of British Architects L-N (1973), 51-52
(17) IB 28, 1 Jun 1886, 155.
(18) RIAI special general meeting minutes, 26 Feb 1853, 114; general meeting minutes, 19 Mar 1853, 116.
(19) RIAI council meeting minutes, 9 Apr,14 May 1867, 82,83.
(20) RIAI council meeting minutes, 5 Jan 1871, 153; IB 13, 1 Dec 1871, 311.
(21) RIAIcouncil meeting minutes, 7(or 9?) Apr 1883, 226.
(22) RIAI council meeting minutes, 9 Nov 1885, 245; general meeting minutes, 12 Dec 1885, 281.
(23) RIAI council meeting minutes, 11 Jan 1886.   In a letter of of 31 Dec 1885 to A.E. Murray, hon. sec., who had informed him of his election to the post, Lynn demurred because he did not live in Dublin and appointed Thomas Drew 'to act as my locum tenens' (letter in RIAI archive, photocopy in IAA, Jones file  L102). 
(24) IB 28, 1 Dec 1886, 315.
(25) IB 53, 9 Dec 1911, 806.
(26) Directory of British Architects 1834-1900 (RIBA, 1993), 580.
(27) W.G. Strickland, A Dictionary of Irish Artists (1913), II, 629.
(28) JRSAI 11 (1870-71), 113.
(29) From RIAI lists of members and RHA Index, II, 211, unless otherwise stated.
(30) B 20, 25 Jan 1862, 66.
(31)   Irish Times, 22 May 1891.
(32)   IB 52, 29 Oct 1910, 662; Lynn appears to have shared this address with his cousin, Miss Ellen M. Cooper.
(33) Irish Times, 29 Dec 1915.


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Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, YORK STREET, ST PAUL'S CHURCH (CI)
Date: 1850-51
Nature: New church for 600 worshippers. Consecrated 30 Sep 1851. (Damaged in blitz of May 1941.)
Refs: B 9, 11,25 Oct 1851, 646,679; 10, 7 Aug 1852, 495; 76, 2 Jun 1934, 462; APSD 1, B, 56; Paul Larmour, Belfast: an illustrated architectural guide (1987), 16 (no. 27); Paul Larmour, 'The father of Ulster architecture', Perspectives (May/Jun 1994), 54;  Claude Costegalde & Brian Walker, The Church of Ireland: an illustrated history (2013), 220(illus.).


Building: ENGLAND, NOTTINGHAM, BLIND ASYLUM
Date: 1851
Nature: Competition entrant.
Refs: H. Dixon, 'William Henry Lynn', BIGS 17 (Jan-Jun 1974), 29

Building: ENGLAND, LEEDS (YORKSHIRE), TOWN HALL
Date: 1852
Nature: Competition entrant?
Refs: RHA 1865, no. 508

Building: CO. TYRONE, SION MILLS, HERDMAN'S FLAX SPINNING MILLS
Date: 1853
Nature: Factory block designed by Lanyon's assistant, W.H. Lynn. FS laid 1853.
Refs: Obituaries of W.H. Lynn inB 109, 17,24 Sep 1915, 206,219; Alistair Rowan, The Buildings of Ireland: North West Ulster (1979), 487-8

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, ST ANDREW'S STREET, ST ANDREW'S CHURCH (CI, 3RD)
Date: 1860-66
Nature: Lanyon & Lynn win 1st & 2nd prizes in competition. Designed by Lynn. FS laid 11 Aug 1862 by Lord Lieutenant. Consec. 30 Nov 1866 by Archbishop of Dublin. Builder: John Butler & Son. Cost: £13,000.
Refs: Drawings dated 1861-1866 in IAA, Murray Collection, nos. 775-798; perspective view in Ulster Museum, no. 1864, see H. Dixon, William Henry Lynn (Ulster Museum, 1878), no. 18, and Martyn Anglesea, 'The Lynn Brothers, architect and sculptor', Irish Arts Review Yearbook 1989-90, 256(illus.); IAA, PKS A03 (Jul 1861, Aug 1862, p.60v,90v); RHA 1861, nos. 575.578 (exh. under name of Charles Lanyon); Exhibition of Fine & Ornamental Arts, Dublin, 1861, no. 326 (exh. under name of Lanyon & Lynn); DB 2, 1 Apr,1 May,1 Jun,1 Sep,1 Oct 1860, 80,247,267,328(illus.),353,346(illus.); 3, 15 Jan,1 Apr,15 May,1 Aug 1861, 405,473,508,?; 4, 15 Mar,15 Aug 1862, 69,204-206; 8, 1 Dec 1866, 279,288; IB 43, 4 Jul 1901, 782; Jubilee Number (1908), 10(illus.); 70, 31 Mar 1928, 261; B 18, 2 Jun 1860, 352; 20, 6 Sep 1862, 642; 22, 19 Nov 1864, 852; 24, 3 Nov 1866, 821;  Christine Casey, The Buildings of Ireland: Dublin (2005), 468-9.

Building: AUSTRALIA, SYDNEY, HOUSES OF PARLIAMENT
Date: 1861
Nature: W.H. Lynn winner of competition (but design not executed?). Design awarded Gold Medal at Paris Exhibition of 1867.
Refs: Competition-winning perspective view and pencil study for same in Ulster Museum, nos. 4732,4857; photographs of original plan and photograph of perspective in RIBA drawings collection, see Jill Lever, ed., Catalogue of the Drawings Collection of the Royal Institute of British Architects L-N (1973), 52; letters to WHL from Dept. of Public Works, New South Wales, 1862-3, in British Architectural Library Manuscripts Collection, AC/LYN/1-20; B 20, 25 Jan,1 Feb 1862, 66,86; 27, 14 Aug 1869, 646-647(illus.) IB 11, 15 Aug 1869, 198; 18, 15 Jun 1876, 171; 52, 29 Oct 1910, 662; RHA 1869, no. 242

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, CARLISLE BRIDGE (NEW)
Date: 1862
Nature: Competition entrant (Motto: In Memoriam); 'a very elaborate and beautiful design…unfortunately excluded from the competition owing to non compliance with the rules…a magnificent stone bridge, profusely ornamented, and exhibiting in the centre a statue of the Prince Consort'.
Refs: 2 perspective views in Ulster Museum, nos. 2373,2473, see H. Dixon, William Henry Lynn (Ulster Museum, 1878), nos. 15 & 16 and Martyn Anglesea, 'The Lynn Brothers, architect and sculptor', Irish Arts Review Yearbook 1989-90, 257(illus.); other drawings in RIBA drawings collection, see Jill Lever, ed., Catalogue of the Drawings Collection of the Royal Institute of British Architects L-N (1973), 52; DB 4, 1 Aug,15 Sep 1862, 189,243(illus.); 6, 1 Apr 1864, 61; RHA 1866, nos. 523,528; IB 12, 1 Jan,1 Jul 1870, 3,149; 18, 15 Jun 1876, 171

Building: ENGLAND, GATESHEAD (CO. DURHAM), TOWN HALL
Date: 1863
Nature: Competition entrant.
Refs: Design in Ulster Museum, no. 2372, see H. Dixon, William Henry Lynn (Ulster Museum, 1878), no. 14(illus.); DB 7, 15 Jul 1865, 173

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, LIGONIEL ROAD (BALLYSILLAN), ST MARK'S CHURCH (CI)
Date: 1864-66
Nature: Church of 1855 re-orientated and enlarged with new nave and chancel. (old nave turned into transepts). Reopened 2 Sep 1866. Builder: W.B. McMaster.
Refs: Contract drawings, signed and dated 22 May 1864 (contract, 13 Mar 1865)  in RCB Library, portfolio 6 (illus. in on-line catalogue www.archdrawing.ireland.anglican.org); DB 7, 1 Dec 1865, 286; 8, 1,15 Sep 1866, 218,230; Paul Larmour, Belfast: an illustrated architectural guide (1987), 46 (no. 98, illus.)

Building: ENGLAND, CHESTER (CHESHIRE), TOWN HALL
Date: 1864-69
Nature: WHL winner of competition. Motto: 'Love's Labour'. FS laid 25 Oct 1865. Hall opened 15 Oct 1869. Contractor: George Clark.
Refs: Contract drawings, Sep 1865, in Cheshire and Chester Archives, ZD/S/6/1-17;  competition winning perspective(?) in collection of Mr P.J. Mulvenna, 1978, see H. Dixon, William Henry Lynn (Ulster Museum, 1878), no. 22; watercolour perspective in RIBA drawings collection, also pamphlet explaining Lynn' intentions and design, see Jill Lever, ed., Catalogue of the Drawings Collection of the Royal Institute of British Architects L-N (1973), 51,fig.21;  Freeman's Journal, 13 Aug 1864; DB 6, 15 Aug 1864, 166; 7, 1 May,1 Nov 1865, 111,254; 18, 15 Jun 1876, 171;   B 23,19 Aug,24 Sep,4 Nov 1865, 589,712,785; 27, 16 Oct 1869, 827(illus.),829; (for other Builder refs to this competition, see Roger Harper, Victorian Architectural Competitions (1983), 34); Architect 2, 23 Oct 1869, 204; design exh. RHA 1877, no. 324.

Building: ENGLAND, BOLTON (LANCASHIRE), TOWN HALL
Date: 1865
Nature: Shortlisted competition entrant.
Refs: Photograph of original drawing in RIBA drawings collection, see Jill Lever, ed., Catalogue of the Drawings Collection of the Royal Institute of British Architects L-N (1973), 51; DB 7, 1 Feb 1865, 38;  'The new town hall, Bolton', Irish Times, 4 Feb 1865.

Building: CO. ANTRIM, JORDANSTOWN, CHURCH OF ST PATRICK (CI)
Date: 1865-68
Nature: New chapel for 250 persons in parish of Carnmoney. 10th century style. Exterior of white sandstone relieved with red brick; interior of red and black brick with sandstone dressings. Round tower 73 ft high. Chancel with semi-circular apse. Consecrated 15 Aug 1868. Builder: James Henry, Belfast. Cost: £3,000.
Refs: Irish Churchman 1, no. 5, 20 Jun 1868, 67; no. 8, 19 Sep 1868, 109;  B 26, 19 Sep 1868, 701; IB 10, 1 Sep,1 Oct 1868, 220,242; Notice of St Patrick's Church, Jordanstown (1868); B.H. Blacker, 'Sketches of Irish Churches' in Irish Ecclesiastical Gazette 14, no. 152, 23 Nov 1872, 10;  Paul Larmour, Belfast: an illustrated architectural guide (1987), 101 (no. N2, illus.);  C.E.B. Brett, Buildings of County Antrim (UAHS, 1996), 68(illus.);  Simon Walker, Historic Ulster Churches (Institute of Irish Studies, 2000), 137(illus.);  exterior also illus. in Claude Costegalde & Brian Walker, The Church of Ireland: an illustrated history (2013), 225.
 

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, UNIVERSITY ROAD, QUEEN'S UNIVERSITY, LIBRARY (OLD)
Date: 1865-68;1913
Nature: New library in course of erection, 1865. To cost £4,600. Builder: James Connor. (Old library converted into Examination Hall.) Extended, 1913.
Refs: IAA, PKS L1 (p.904-6); DB 7, 15 Jun 1865, 157; 34th Annual Report of Commissioners of Public Works (Ireland) (1865), 8; Paul Larmour, Belfast: an illustrated architectural guide (1987), 35 (no. 70, illus.); A.J. Rowan & C.E.B. Brett, Queen's University (UAHS, revised edition 1975), 20(illus.),21(illus.); David Evans & Paul Larmour, Queen's: an architectural legacy (Institute of Irish Studies, 1995), 20-24(illus.)

Building: CO. DOWN, CLANDEBOYE HOUSE
Date: 1865;1888
Nature: Proposed remodelling in 'Scotch Jacobean' style; proposed new hall. For Baron Dufferin, Earl of Dufferin (1871) and Marquess of Dufferin & Ava (1888). All unexecuted. Dufferin designed his own alterations but may have been assisted by Lynn 'at least in some of the work carried out in the 1860s …the dining-room, drawing-room , library and gallery'.(Rankin) Service court and conversion of of kitchens into new hall and inner hall attr. to WHL by Goodall.
Refs: 2 views by W.H. Lynn in collection of Marquess of Dufferin & Ava, 1978, see H. Dixon, William Henry Lynn (Ulster Museum, 1878), no. 3 & 4; Mark Bence Jones, 'The building dreams of a vice-roy I & II: Clandeboye, Co. Down', Country Life 148, 1,8 Oct 1970, 818-819(illus.),902; Peter Rankin, 'Clandeboye House', in Clandeboye(UAHS,1985), 20; Marcus Patton, Bangor: an historical gazetteer (UAHS, 1999), 46;  John Goodall, 'An imperial adventure: Clandeboye House, Co. Down, part II, Country Life 203, 43-51(illus.).

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, DONEGALL SQUARE NORTH, LINEN WAREHOUSE (RICHARDSON SONS & OWDEN)
Date: 1866-69
Nature: Italian Gothic, designed by W.H. Lynn. Builder: James Henry. Cost: £20,000.
Refs: IAA, PKS A03 (Aug 1867, p.116v); DB 8, 15 May 1866, 133; B 75, 19 Nov 1898, illus. in supplement; IB Jubilee Number (1908), 41; 80, 12 Nov 1938, 938; C.E.B. Brett, Buildings of Belfast (2nd ed., 1985, 53; Paul Larmour, Belfast: an illustrated architectural guide (1987), 35 (no. 71(illus.); Marcus Patton, Central Belfast: an historical Gazetteer (UAHS, 1993), 117-118; for praise of this building by Waterhouse and Oscar Wilde, seeM. Anglesea, 'The Lynn Brothers. architect & sculptor', Irish Arts Review Yearbook 1989-90, 255(illus.),262n4

Building: CO. DOWN, GILFORD, CHURCH OF ST PAUL (CI)
Date: 1868-69
Nature: New cruciform church in 'Early French' style to accommodate 500.  Largely endowed by J.W. McMaster, of Dumbarton House, who also gave site. FS laid Oct 1868. Consecrated 20 Nov 1869. Cost: £4,000. Builder: John Collen, Portadown.
Refs: Drawing(s), signed or stamped by Welland & Gillespie, in RCB Library, portfolio 12;  Irish Churchman 1, no. 5, 20 Jun 1868, 67;  Irish Ecclesiasticaal Gazette 11, no. 117, 18 Feb 1869, 40;  IB 11, 1 Dec 1869, 281;  Fred Rankin, ed., Clergy of Down and Dromore (Ulster Historical Foundation, 1996), 194(illus.);  also illus in Claude Costegalde & Brian Walker, The Church of Ireland: an illustrated history (2013), 198.

Building: ENGLAND, PLYMOUTH (DEVON), GUILDHALL
Date: 1869
Nature: WHL placed second in competition.
Refs: Perspective view in Ulster Museum, no. 2371, see H. Dixon, William Henry Lynn (Ulster Museum, 1878), no. 17

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, MOLESWORTH STREET, NO. 017-18 (FREEMASONS' HALL)
Date: 1869
Nature: Competition entrant but appears to have entered under name of John Lanyon, probably because competition was restricted to members of the masonic order. (Motto: '44' with 2nd 4 inverted.)
Refs: Designs in Grand Lodge of Freemasons, Dublin, Masonic Hall with building committee minutes (information from Marion Gaule), see also Tony Browne, 'A Building Study (2008) of the Freemason's Hall', 25,  http://irishmasonicjewels.ie (last visited Feb 2010)IB 12, 1 Jan 1870, 4.

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, MOLESWORTH STREET, NO. 017-18 (FREEMASONS' HALL)
Date: 1869
Nature: Competition entrant but appears to have entered under name of John Lanyon, probably because competition was restricted to members of the masonic order. (Motto: '44' with 2nd 4 inverted.)
Refs: Designs in Grand Lodge of Freemasons, Dublin, Masonic Hall with building committee minutes (information from Marion Gaule), see also Tony Browne, 'A Building Study (2008) of the Freemason's Hall', 25,  http://irishmasonicjewels.ie (last visited Feb 2010)IB 12, 1 Jan 1870, 4.

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, ANTRIM ROAD, ST JAMES'S CHURCH (CI)
Date: 1869-71
Nature: New Gothic church, erected under auspices of Church Extension Society, designed by WHL. FS laid 11 Sep 1869. Consecrated 2 Mar 1871, when spire not completed.   Builder: McLaughlin & Harvey. (Enlarged, 1881; damaged by bombs, Apr 1941. Rebuilt to designs of Young & Mackenzie, 1954. Tower survives.)
Refs: Unsigned, undated design(s) and ssite plan, signed by William Hunter and dated 1868, in RCB Library, portfolio 6; DB 8, 15 May 1866, 133; Architect 2, 18 Sep 1869, 147;  Irish Ecclesiastical Gazette 13, no, 142, 20 Mar 1871, 61; B 75, 19 Nov 1898, illus. in supplement; Paul Larmour, Belfast: an illustrated architectural guide (1987), 38 (no. 75, illus.); Claude Costegalde & Brian Walker, The Church of Ireland: an illustrated history (2013), 220.  

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, DONEGALL STREET, NO. 026-30 (BROOKFIELD LINEN CO.)
Date: 1869;1881
Nature: Italianate, 5-storey, 7-bay, with giant order Corinthian pilasters. Demolished to make way for North Street Arcade (1936).
Refs: Paul Larmour, Belfast: an illustrated architectural guide (1987), 92 (no. 216); Marcus Patton, Central Belfast: an historical gazetteer (UAHS, 1993), 131; IB 78, 17 Oct 1936, 926

Building: CO. TYRONE, DRUMQUIN, CHURCH (CI, LANGFIELD UPPER PARISH)
Date: 1869a;1872a
Nature: Church reopened after repairs, 1869.  Reopened (again?) after addition of chancel and robing room and installation of five new windows in nave, Easter Day, 1872. Architect for later work, W.H. Lynn.

Refs: Irish Ecclesiastical Gazette 11, no. 126, 20 Nov 1869, 258; 14, no. 155, 23 Apr 1872, 87.

Building: CO. DOWN, HELEN'S BAY
Date: 1870ca
Nature: Unexecuted scheme for new spa town for Marquess of Dufferin & Ava
Refs: Drawing in collection of Marquess of Dufferin & Ava, Clandeboye, see H. Dixon, William Henry Lynn (Ulster Museum, 1878), no. 20; see also IB 13, 15 Aug 1871 (advertisement for competition for same)

Building: ENGLAND, BIRMINGHAM (WARWICKSHIRE), COUNCIL HOUSE & LAW COURTS
Date: 1871
Nature: Shortlisted competition entrant.
Refs: Photograph of original drawing in RIBA drawings collection, see Jill Lever, ed., Catalogue of the Drawings Collection of the Royal Institute of British Architects L-N (1973), 51; B 29, 2 Sep 1871, 684,686(illus.); ?RHA 1873, no. 316 (see IB 15, 1 Apr 1873, 95); Aston Webb, 'Leaves from the life of W.H. Lynn, RHA', RIBAJ 23 (1916-17), 91

Building: ENGLAND, LEICESTER (LEICESTERSHIRE), TOWN HALL
Date: 1871 or 1873
Nature: Competition entrant in 1st or 2nd compeititon? Design set aside for supposed non-compliance with the conditions.
Refs: Drawing in Ulster Museum (drawings in melinex envelopes, 23 Mar 1993, no. 2); letter(s) from WHL to chairman of Municipal Buildings Committee, Leicester, in British Architectural Library manuscripts collection, AC/LYN/1-20; Aston Webb, 'Leaves from the life of W.H. Lynn, RHA', RIBAJ 23 (1916-17), 91

Building: CO. MEATH, GIBBSTOWN HOUSE
Date: 1871-72
Nature: 7-bay, 3-storey Italianate house with campanile,built of Ardbraccan limestone. Cost over £70,000. Contractor: James Henry, Belfast. For Thomas Gerrard, DL. House badly damaged by fire in 1912 & rebuilt under supervision of J.F. Fuller.
Refs: IAA, PKS 0959, 1229, also album of photographs taken after fire for fire damage purposes; IB 16, 15 Jan 1874, 17; 53, 15 Apr 1911, 234; 54, 13,27 Apr 1912, 213,266; 67, 12 Dec 1925, 1020; Kevin Mulligan, Buildings of Meath (2001), 126-7(illus.).

Building: ENGLAND, WORCESTER, GUILDHALL
Date: 1872
Nature: WHL competition entrant.
Refs: Obituary by R.M. Young in RIBAJ 22, 25 Sep 1915, 506

Building: ENGLAND, WORCESTER, GUILDHALL
Date: 1872
Nature: Competition entrant.
Refs: ?Perspective view in collection of Mr P.J. Mulvenna, 1978, see H. Dixon, William Henry Lynn (Ulster Museum, 1878), no. 23

Building: CO. MONAGHAN, CASTLE LESLIE (GLASLOUGH)
Date: 1872-1879
Nature: Designed by WHL for Sir John Leslie, 1st Bt.. Contractor: James Henry, Belfast (£19,043). Also designed gate lodges.
Refs: Drawings, contract and accounts in collection of Leslie family (photographs in IAA; PRONI microfilms MIC 606/G/4/4, G/4/5 and 606/K/1/3, K/1/7, K/3/8);  Kevin V. Mulligan, The Buildings of Ireland: South Ulster (2013), 339-343.

Building: CO. ANTRIM, GARDENVALE (BALLYMONEY)
Date: 1873-74
Nature: Unexecuted scheme for additions.
Refs: Plans dated Mar, Apr 1873, and estimate, May 1874, in PRONI, D2988/1/2 and T2577/1,12 (see PRONI e-catalogue);  H. Dixon, 'William Henry Lynn', BIGS 17 (Jan-Jun 1974), 29, citing drawings at Gardenvale (same as preceding?).

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, CARLISLE CIRCUS, CARLISLE MEMORIAL METHODIST CHURCH
Date: 1874-75
Nature: New church in Gothic style with tower and spire risign to 170ft. . Armagh limestone with designs of red Dumfries stone. To seat 1,000. Expected to cost betweeen £15,000 and £20,000. Builder: Henry.
Refs: RHA 1874, no. 287; DB 8, 15 Dec 1865, 299; IB 16, 15 Jan,15 Dec 1874, 17,348; 18, 15 Jun 1876, 171; Jubilee number, 1908, 42; 74, 19 Nov 1932, 1042; B 75, 19 Nov 1898, illus. in supplement; C.E.B. Brett, Buildings of Belfast (2nd ed., 1985), 50; Paul Larmour, Belfast: an illustrated architectural guide (1987), 43, (no. 91, illus.)

Building: CO. MONAGHAN, GLASLOUGH, DRINKING FOUNTAIN
Date: 1874ca
Nature: Drinking fountain in memory of Charled Powell Leslie (d. 1874).  Bronze bust of Leslie by Samuel Ferris Lynn.
Refs: Kevin V. Mulligan, The Buildings of Ireland: South Ulster (2013), 337.

Building: CANADA, QUEBEC, CITY WALLS, GATES & PROMENADE.
Date: 1875
Nature: Proposed restoration of walls with battlemented gates and promenade, for Earl of Dufferin. Only partly carried out.
Refs: Sketch for improvement of city walls on piece of writing paper headed Government House, Ottawa, in RIBA drawings collection, see Jill Lever, ed., Catalogue of the Drawings Collection of the Royal Institute of British Architects L-N (1973), 51;   letters and related drawings from Lynn to Lord Dufferin in PRONI, Dufferin & Ava papers, D1071; Mark Bence Jones, 'The building dreams of a vice-roy - II: Clandeboye, Co. Down', Country Life 148, 1 Oct 1970, 900-901(illus.)

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, ST STEPHEN'S GREEN, NO. 123 (ROYAL COLLEGE OF SURGEONS)
Date: 1875
Nature: WHL unsuccessful entrant in competition for designing extension (won by College's architect William J. Symes).
Refs: IB 15, 15 Aug 1875, 230

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, WARING STREET, BELFAST BANK
Date: 1875;1895
Nature: Extension on North St, 1875. Internal improvements, 1895 (Builder: James Henry, Crumlin Rd.)
Refs: IB 37, 1 Sep 1895, 215; ; internal refurbishment, 1895; C.E.B. Brett, Court Houses and Market Houses of the Province of Ulster (UAHS, 1973), 44; Paul Larmour, Belfast: an illustrated architectural guide (1987), 14, no. 24; Marcus Patton, Central Belfast: an historical gazetteer (UAHS, 1993), 330-331

Building: SCOTLAND, PAISLEY, CLARK HALL
Date: 1876
Nature: Erected 1879-82 in memory of George A. Clark. Now Town Hall.
Refs: Pencil drawing in Ulster Museum, no. 4856; also sections in melinex envelopes (?), 23 Mar 1993, no. 12; 2 perspective views in collection of Mr P.J. Mulvenna, 1978, see H. Dixon, William Henry Lynn (Ulster Museum, 1878), nos. 25 & 26; photographs of original drawings in RIBA drawings collection, see Jill Lever, ed., Catalogue of the Drawings Collection of the Royal Institute of British Architects L-N (1973), 51; RHA 1879, no. 310; 1881, no. 583

Building: CANADA, QUEBEC, CHATEAU OF ST LOUIS
Date: 1876
Nature: Proposed Governor-General's summer residence. Unexecuted.
Refs: Perspective view in collection of Mr P.J. Mulvenna, 1978, see H. Dixon, William Henry Lynn (Ulster Museum, 1878), no. 24, and Martyn Anglesea, 'The Lynn Brothers, architect and sculptor', Irish Arts Review Yearbook 1989-90, 257(illus.); other drawings in RIBA drawings collection, see Jill Lever, ed., Catalogue of the Drawings Collection of the Royal Institute of British Architects L-N (1973), 51-52; letter(s) from Lord Dufferin to WHL, Dec 1873, in British Architectural Library Manuscripts Collection, AC/LYN/1-20; RHA 1876, no. 262; 1878, no. 575; IB 18, 1 Jan 1876, 14; Mark Bence Jones, 'The building dreams of a vice-roy - II: Clandeboye, Co. Down', Country Life 148, 1 Oct 1970, 900-901

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, HIGH STREET, PATTERSON & CO
Date: 1876a
Nature: New warehouse, for H. Patterson & Co. Design exh. Belfast Industrial Exhibition 1876 at which stage only part of it built..
Refs: IB 18, 15 Jun 1876, 172; H. Dixon, 'William Henry Lynn', BIGS 17 (Jan-Jun 1974), 29

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, FALLS ROAD, BELFAST CEMETERY
Date: 1876ca
Nature: Lynn Memorial slab.
Refs: Paul Larmour, Belfast: an illustrated architectural guide (1987), 40, no. 81

Building: ENGLAND, BARROW-IN-FURNESS (LANCASHIRE), TOWN HALL
Date: 1877
Nature: Winner of competition. Contractor: Shortt & Devlin.
Refs: ?Drawings in Ulster Museum (architectural drawings in melinex envelopes, 23 Mar 1993, nos. 8 & 11); photograph of original drawing in RIBA drawings collection, see Jill Lever, ed., Catalogue of the Drawings Collection of the Royal Institute of British Architects L-N (1973), 51; RHA 1880, no. 500; IAA, PKS A07, p. 160 (May 1882); H. Dixon, 'William Henry Lynn', BIGS 17 (Jan-Jun 1974), 29

Building: CO. ARMAGH, TYNAN ABBEY
Date: 1877
Nature: Alterations to entrance front including new porch. For Sir James Matthew Stronge, Bt.
Refs: Signed proposals (plans, elevations, perspective view), some dated April 1877 (photographs of missing originals in IAA 018/045);  Kevin V. Mulligan, The Buildings of Ireland: South Ulster (2013), 568

Building: CO. KERRY, KILLARNEY, KILLARNEY HOUSE
Date: 1877-78
Nature: For 4th Earl of Kenmare. Devey's design 'seems to have been carried out by W.H. Lynn'.
Refs: Mark Bence-Jones, Burke’s Guide to Country Houses. Volume I, Ireland. (London, 1978), 162

Building: ENGLAND, GREAT YARMOUTH (NORFOLK), TOWN HALL
Date: 1878
Nature: WHL competition entrant?
Refs: Perspective design (?by Lynn) in Ulster Museum ( drawings in melinex envelopes, 23 Mar 1993, no. 1)

Building: CO. DOWN, GREY POINT, VILLAGE & PIER (PROPOSED)
Date: 1878
Nature: WHL to prepare plans for same Ffor 5th Baron Dufferin.
Refs: Correspondence mostly between - Pattisson and Lord Dufferin and Dufferin's legal advisers H. Wallace & Co.  re estate and financial matters, 1878, in PRONI, D1071/A/K/2/B/10/1 (see PRONI e-catalogue).

Building: CO. DOWN, HELEN'S BAY, HOTEL & HOUSES (PROPOSED)
Date: 1878
Nature: WHL to prepare plans for proposed hotel and houses, for 5th Baron Dufferin.
Refs: Correspondence mostly between - Pattisson and Lord Dufferin, and Dufferin's legal advisers H. Wallace & Co., re estate and financial matters, 1878, in PRONI, D1071/A/K/2/B/10/1-3 (see PRONI e-catalogue)

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, TALBOT STREET (& ROBERT STREET), BONDED STORE (YOUNG, KING & CO.)
Date: 1880
Nature: Plain red-brick 4-storey building, supported on piles and heavy metal columns at junction of Talbot St and Robert St on site previously occupied by 'a number of dirty hovels, tenanted by habitual thieves and prostitutes'..  Begun March 1880 and almost completed in Aug 1880.
Refs: Building News 39, 13 Aug 1880, 177.

Building: CO. DOWN, BANGOR, CHURCH OF ST COMGALL (CI)
Date: 1880-82;1892;1899
Nature: New church in dark basalt rubble. FS laid 18 Sep 1880; consecrated 8 Aug 1882. Contractor: McLaughlin & Harvey.  Cost 'upwards of £6000'. Chancel added and ded. 4 Jun 1892. Spire built 1898-99; completed 8 Jun 1899.  Builder of spire: McLaughlin & Harvey;  estimated cost £2,500.  (Church damaged by fire, Jun 2012.)
Refs: IB 19, 1 Dec 1877, 358; 22, 1 Oct 1880, 278; 40, 15 Apr 1898, 64;  Irish Ecclesiastical Gazette 24, no. 126. 27 May 1882, 375; no. 138, 19 Aug 1882,.579;  Fred Rankin, ed., Clergy of Down and Dromore (Ulster Historical Foundation, 1996) 49(illus.); Marcus Patton, Bangor: an historical gazetteer (UAHS, 1999), 39-40; exterior also illus. in Claude Costegalde & Brian Walker, The Church of Ireland: an illustrated history (2013),  185.


Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, CIRCULAR ROAD (SYDENHAM), CRAIGAVON
Date: 1880s
Nature: Additions, which 'look like the work of W.H. Lynn'.
Refs: Paul Larmour, Belfast: an illustrated architectural guide (1987), 33 (no. 65)

Building: SCOTLAND, GLASGOW, MUNICIPAL BUILDINGS
Date: 1881
Nature: Shortlisted entrant in second competition.
Refs: Elevation in Ulster Museum (architectural drawings in melinex envelopes, 23 Mar 1993, nono. 9); R.H. Harper, Victorian Architectural Compeititons (1983), 54; RHA 1883, no. 556

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, BEDFORD STREET, ULSTER HALL
Date: 1882
Nature: Cast-iron verandah.
Refs: Paul Larmour, Belfast: an illustrated architectural guide (1987), 23 (no. 39)

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, CRUMLIN ROAD, ST MARY'S SCHOOL
Date: 1882
Nature: Eastern part by WHL inaugurated 12 Jan 1883. Mixed school for boys and girls and infant school. Gothic. FS laid 3 Jun. Cost £2800. Frontage facing church, including porches, of 170 by 36 ft.
Refs: Irish Ecclesiastical Gazette 25, no. 159, 20 Jan 1883, 5762;  Paul Larmour, Belfast: an illustrated architectural guide (1987), 34 (no. 67)

Building: TURKEY, ISTANBUL, BRITISH EMBASSY CHAPEL
Date: 1882ca
Nature: Proposal for half-timbered chapel with bell-turret over W end, for Marquess of Dufferin & Ava, ambassador at Constantinople, 1881-84
Refs: Pencil drawing of exterior in RIBA drawings collection, see Jill Lever, ed., Catalogue of the Drawings Collection of the Royal Institute of British Architects L-N (1973), 51, repr. Mark Bence Jones, 'The building dreams of a vice-roy - II: Clandeboye, Co. Down', Country Life 148, 8 Oct 1970, 902

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, ROYAL AVENUE, NO. 004 (ULSTER REFORM CLUB)
Date: 1883-85
Nature: WHL supervises erection of building by Maxwell & Tuke, Manchester.
Refs: Marcus Patton, Central Belfast: an historical gazetteer (UAHS, 1993), 286

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, ROYAL AVENUE, CENTRAL LIBRARY
Date: 1883-88
Nature: WHL winner of 1st premium (£100) in competition in which 56 entries were submitted. Classical, in Dumfries red sandstone. Inaugurated Oct 1888. Contractor: Martin. Plastering: James Caird, Glasgow. (Damaged by bombs, 1941. Reconstruction undertaken, 1956.)
Refs: PRONI, W.H. Stephens & Sons papers, D1898/1/1-2; B 45, ? ? 1883, 367; 46, ??,??, 236,238;  Building News 45, 16 Nov 1883, 768(illus.);  IB 28, 1 Feb 1886, 43-44; 30, 15 Jan,15 Jun,15 Oct 1888, 16,159(illus.),256; 98, 28 Jan 1956, 61; Paul Larmour, Belfast: an illustrated architectural guide (1987), 49 (no. 109, illus.); Marcus Patton, Central Belfast: an historical gazetteer (UAHS, 1993), 256(illus.),289.

Building: INDIA, SIMLA, VICEREGAL LODGE
Date: 1884p
Nature: Lynn consulted by Earl of Dufferin.
Refs: Mark Bence-Jones, 'The building dreams of a vice-roy - II: Clandeboye, Co. Down', Country Life 148, 8 Oct 1970, 901

Building: CO. ANTRIM, LISBURN, SCHOOL
Date: 1886a
Nature: Design exh RHA 1886.
Refs: RHA 1886, no. 556

Building: CO. TYRONE, BENBURB, MANOR HOUSE
Date: 1887
Nature: Gabled, red brick with sandstone trim. For James Bruce, DL, of Belfast.
Refs: H. Dixon, 'William Henry Lynn', BIGS 17 (Jan-Jun 1974), 29, citing PRONI, W.H. Stephens & Sons papers, D1898/1/4; Alistair Rowan, The Buildings of Ireland: North West Ulster (1979), 146; Mark Bence-Jones, Burke’s Guide to Country Houses. Volume I, Ireland. (London, 1978), 40(illus.)

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, CORPORATION SQUARE, HARBOUR COMMISSIONERS' OFFICE
Date: 1890-95
Nature: Extension. Contractor: H. & J. Martin.
Refs: PRONI, W.H. Stephens & Sons papers, D1898/1/6; Architect 44, 5 Dec 1890, suppl. p.1; IB 32, 15 Dec 1890, 295; 33, 1 Jan 1891, 13; 34, 1 Jan 1892, 1; 74, 27 Feb 1932, 204; B 75, 19 Nov 1898, illus. in supplement; Paul Larmour, Belfast: an illustrated architectural guide (1987), 55 (no. 127, illus.); Marcus Patton, Central Belfast: an historical gazetteer (UAHS, 1993), 85,88(illus.)

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, BELMONT ROAD, CAMPBELL COLLEGE
Date: 1891-99
Nature: Tudor Revival main building and gate lodge.Tenders invited, May 1891. Contractor: H. Laverty & Sons (£54,214)..
Refs: PRONI, W.H. Stephens & Sons papers, D1898/1/10-12; IB 33, 15 Jul 1891, 168; 34, 1 Jan 1892, 1; RHA 1896 (or 1897?), nos. 429,430;  Irish Times, 22,29 May 1891;  B 75, 19 Nov 1898, illus. in supplement; 112. 5 Jan 1017, 27(illus.); H. Dixon, 'William Henry Lynn', BIGS 17 (Jan-Jun 1974), 30; Paul Larmour, Belfast: an illustrated architectural guide (1987), 56 (no. 128, illus.)

Building: CO. TYRONE, BENBURB, CHURCH (CI, CLONFEACLE PARISH)
Date: 1892
Nature: Belfry tower 'added by the local landlord, James Bruce, probably to designs of his architect W.H. Lynn'.
Refs: Alistair Rowan, The Buildings of Ireland: North West Ulster (1979),145;  illus. in Claude Costegalde & Brian Walker, The Church of Ireland: an illustrated history (2013), 122.

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, DUNVILLE PARK
Date: 1892
Nature: Ranger's lodge.
Refs: PRONI, W.H. Stephens & Sons papers, D1898/1/13

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, COLLEGE GREEN, NO. 021-22 (BELFAST BANK)
Date: 1893-94
Nature: New bank premises on site of Reside's old premises and those of Irish Daily Independent.  Replaces temporary accommodation in Dame St.  Built in 20 months and completed by end of 1894.  Opened 1 Jan 1895. Exterior of Dumfries stone with Alloa, Newry and Labradorite granite.  Contractor: James Henry. No clerk of works, but work supervised by S. Williamson, James Henry's building manager.
Refs: Irish Times, 1 Jan 1895; IB 52, 15 Oct 1910, 640-641;  Christine Casey, The Buildings of Ireland: Dublin (2005), 412-3.


Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, DONEGALL STREET, BELFAST BANK
Date: 1895
Nature: Remodelling and renovation. Completed by Sep 1895.
Refs: IB 37, 1 Sep 1895, 215

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, DONEGALL SQUARE NORTH, NO. 011-15 (BELFAST BANK)
Date: 1895-1900
Nature: 3-storey, in Dumfries red sandstone.
Refs: PRONI, W.H. Stephens & Sons papers, D1898/1/19,20; Paul Larmour, Belfast: an illustrated architectural guide (1987), 34 (no. 68); Marcus Patton, Central Belfast: an historical gazetteer (UAHS, 1993), 118

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, CASTLE PLACE, BANK BUILDINGS (ROBERTSON, LEDLIE, FERGUSON & CO.)
Date: 1895;1899-1900
Nature: 5-storey, red sandstone. some portions commenced 1895. For Robertson, Ledlie, Ferguson & Co. Builder: James Henry & Sons, Crumlin Rd.
Refs: IB 30, 15 Jan 1888, 16; 42, 15 Jun 1900, 394(illus. in supplement); Paul Larmour, Belfast: an illustrated architectural guide (1987), 65 (no. 147); Marcus Patton, Central Belfast: an historical gazetteer (UAHS, 1993), 55,64(illus.)

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, DONEGALL STREET, ST ANNE'S CATHEDRAL (CI)
Date: 1896-1915
Nature: WHL worked as Drew's consulting architect, suggesting Romanesque form of Drew's second scheme. Continued as architect after Drew's death in 1910. Presented west window to cathedral.
Refs: Building News 71, 30 Oct 1896, 631(illus. in supplement); 109, 27 Oct 1915, 468 82, 2 May 1902, 627(illus. in supplement); Paul Larmour, Belfast: an illustrated architectural guide (1987), 71 (no.159)

Building: CO. ANTRIM, SHANE'S CASTLE
Date: 1901
Nature: Billiard room for 2nd Baron O'Neill.
Refs: H. Dixon, 'William Henry Lynn', BIGS 17 (Jan-Jun 1974), 29, citing PRONI 1898/1/37

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, GRAFTON STREET, NO. 114-115 (NORTHERN BANK)
Date: 1902-3
Nature: Opened summer, 1904. Builder: Laverty & Sons, Belfast. Clerk of works: Joseph Geoghegan.
Refs: IB 44, 30 Jan,6 Nov 1902, 1020,1462; 45, 13 Feb,21 May 1903, 1042,1756; 46, 10 Sep,22 Oct 1904, 598,706;  Christine Casey, The Buildings of Ireland: Dublin (2005), 523.


Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, UNIVERSITY ROAD, QUEEN'S UNIVERSITY
Date: 1910-1913
Nature: WHL wins competition for extensions. Assessor: Aston Webb. Contractor for new South Block: Laverty & Sons, Belfast. (£31,361). Contractor for Drill hall and rifle range (opened 20 Nov 1912): Robert Corry, £3,230.
Refs: IB 52, 15 Oct,24 Dec 1910, 634,778(illus.); 53, 4 Mar, 24 Jun,22 Jul 1911, 145,430,494; 54, 27 Apr,14 Sep,23 Nov 1912, 257,521,667; Building News 99, 14 Oct 1910, 531(illus. in supplement); 103, 27 Sep 1912, 432; B 99, 15,22 Oct 1910, 444,460-62(illus.); David Evans and Paul Larmour, Queen's: an architectural legacy (Institute of Irish Studies,1995), 24-29(illus.)

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, STRANMILLIS ROAD, RIDDEL HALL
Date: 1913-15
Nature: Initial design by WHL but work carried out by S.P. Close & Son. Builder: Henry Laverty & Sons, Cambridge St.
Refs: IB 57, 10 Apr 1915, 173; Paul Larmour, Belfast: an illustrated architectural guide (1987), 78 (no. 179, illus.); Paul Larmour, The Architectural Heritage of Malone & Stranmillis (UAHS, 1991), 163(illus.),164-5

Building: CO. DOWN, GREY POINT, CASTLE ( PROPOSED)
Date: ?
Nature: Various proposals, for 5th Baron Dufferin.
Refs: Drawings in bound volume in collection of Marquess of Dufferin & Ava, Clandeboye; sketch plan and perspective of undated design for a country house in the castle style on the coast overlooking Belfast Lough in RIBA drawings collection, see Jill Lever, ed., Catalogue of the Drawings Collection of the Royal Institute of British Architects L-N (1973), 51; Mark Bence Jones, 'The building dreams of a vice-roy - I: Clandeboye, Co. Down', Country Life 148, 1 Oct 1970, 818-819(illus.)

Author Title Date Details
Anglesea, Martyn 'The Lynn Brothers, architect and sculptor' 1989 Irish Arts Review Yearbook 1989-90, 254-262.
Anon. 'Exhibition of works by W.H. Lynn' 1916 Quarterly Notes of the Belfast Municipal Art Gallery and Museum 32 (Spring, 1916), 1-6(?).
Dixon, Hugh 'William Henry Lynn' 1974 BIGS 17 (Jan-Jun 1974), 25.
Dixon, Hugh W.H. Lynn (1829-1915) 1978 Belfast: Ulster Museum, 1978. (Catalogue of exhibition of Lynn's watercolours and building perspectives.)
Knox, R. Kyle 'Notes on the Brothers Lynn' 1916 Quarterly Notes of the Belfast Municipal Art Gallery and Museum 32 (Spring, 1916), 7-11.
Lynn, William Henry 'Carlisle Bridge' 1870 IB 12, 1 Jul 1870, 149-50. (Letter to editor.)
Lynn, William Henry 'The Royal College of Surgeons Competition' 1875 IB 15, 15 Aug 1875, ?230. (Letter to editor.)
Lynn, William Henry 'Conjectural restoration of Dunluce Castle' 1905 JRSAI 35 (1905), 312.
Lynn, William Henry 'Notes on the ruins of Dunluce Castle, Co. Antrim' 1905 Ulster Journal of Archaeology 11 (1905), 97.
Lynn, William Henry 'The Queen's University Enlargement' 1910 IB 52, 29 Oct 1910, 662. (Letter to editor about inaccuracies in article in IB 52, 15 Oct 1910, 640-641.)
Lynn, William Henry 'An irreducible minimum cottage' 1914 Building News 106, 10 Apr 1914, 520. (Letter to editor.)
Webb, Aston 'Leaves from the life of the late W.H. Lynn, RHA' 1917 RIBAJ 24 (1916-17), 91-92. (Article on album of illustrations, cuttings &c. presented to RIBA; shortened version in Building News 112, 21 Feb 1917, 159.)