Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Architect, land surveyor and civil engineer, active in Belfast in the 1850s and 1860s. His connection, if any, with the William T. Matier who produced a directory of Belfast in 1835 and 1837 or with the William T. Matier, engineer and land surveyor, who was living at Annesley Bridge, North Strand, in 1846 and 1847 is not clear.(1) 'William J. Matier' is listed as a civil engineer, valuator, architect and surveyor at 44 Arthur Street Upper in the Belfast and Province of Ulster Directory for 1861-62.

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(1) Jones transcripts from Thom's directories (classified section); Pettigrew & Oulton's Dublin Almanac (1847); Peter Eden, ed., Dictionary of Land Surveyors (1975), 176, has Matier active from as early as 1837.


6 work entries listed in chronological order for MATIER, WILLIAM T.


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Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, CONWAY STREET, FLAX SPINNING MILL
Date: 1856
Nature: Proposed mill.
Refs: Dated plans in PRONI, Donegall papers, D556/540

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BALLINDERRY, MANSE
Date: 1859
Nature: New manse for Presbyterian minister of Ballinderry. Builder: John Scott.
Refs: DB 1, 1 Sep 1859, 115; B 17, 17 Sep 1859, 616

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BALLYCLARE, PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
Date: 1859
Nature: New.
Refs: DB 1, 1 Aug 1859, 104-5

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, PAULETT AVENUE, BALLYMACARRETT PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH (1ST)
Date: 1860
Nature: Enlargement. Builder: James McCracken. Estimated cost (together with erection of schools?) £725.
Refs: DB 2, 1 Sep 1860, 330

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, PAULETT AVENUE, BALLYMACARRETT PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH SCHOOLS
Date: 1860
Nature: Male & female schools to be rebuilt to allow extension of church. Session room and entrance hall to be built. Builder: James McCracken. Estimated cost of schools £440 and of rest £725.
Refs: DB 2, 1 Apr,1 Sep 1860, 241, 330

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, FALLS ROAD, HOUSES (002)
Date: 1861
Nature: 'Double villa' to be erected.
Refs: B 19, 2 Feb 1861, 81