Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Architect and builder, of Coleraine, Co. Derry, who designed the Markets in Coleraine in 1829(1) and a hotel in Portrush, Co. Derry, for John Boyd of Coleraine in 1835.(2)   In 1836 he surrendered a lease of some property to the Earl of Antrim.(3)  Possibly a connection of JOHN MITCHELL. JOHN MITCHELL.



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(1) Inscription on building, given by W.D. Girvan, Historic Buildings…in Coleraine & Portstewart (UAHS, 1972), 19.
(2) A. Day, P. McWilliams & L. English, eds., Ordnance Survey Memoirs of Ireland Vol. 33 (Parishes of Co. Londonderry XII), 31.
(3) Surrender of lease for £40, 13 Sep 1836, in PRONI, D2977/3A/3/2/35/17B see PRONI e-catalogue).


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Building: CO. DERRY, COLERAINE, LIME MARKET STREET, MARKETS
Date: 1829
Nature: AM architect and builder. Opened 1 Jan 1830.
Refs: Inscription on building, given by W.D. Girvan, Historic Buildings…in Coleraine & Portstewart (UAHS, 1972), 19 (no. 41); C.E.B. Brett, Court Houses and Market Houses of the Province of Ulster (UAHS, 1973), 84

Building: CO. ANTRIM, PORTRUSH, HOTEL
Date: 1835
Nature: Now being erected. Frontage of 50 ft, with 2 semi-hexagonal projections. Basalt. Proprietor: John Boyd, Coleraine. Estimated expense: £1,500.
Refs: A. Day, P. McWilliams & L. English, eds., Ordnance Survey Memoirs of Ireland Vol. 33 (Parishes of Co. Londonderry XII), 31.