Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

English engineer. William Littlejohn Philip joined the engineering firm of Spencer's of Melksham, Wiltshire, in the 1880s and - excepting the years 1922-1926 when he was engineering adviser to the South African government -  remained with the company until his retirement in 1939, becaming in turn manager, engineering adviser and chairman. He was a world expert in the bulk-handling of grain and coal and designed silos in many parts of the world, including Ireland.(1)

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(1) For a biography of Philip see 'Engineering and railway works', A History of the County of Wiltshire: Volume 4 (1959), pp. 183-219. (www.british-history.ac.uk).


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Building: CO. CORK, CORK, GRAIN SILO
Date: 1934
Nature: Multi-storey reinforced concrete grain silo.
Refs: Paul Larmour, Free State Architecture:  Modern Movement architecture in Ireland, 1922-1949 (Kinsale: Gandon Editions, 2009) , 59.


Building: CO. LIMERICK, LIMERICK, SHANNON MILLS (RANKS, IRELAND, LTD)
Date: 1935
Nature: Grain silos.
Refs: IB 83, 16 Aug 1941, 392(illus.);  Paul Larmour, Free State Architecture:  Modern Movement architecture in Ireland, 1922-1949 (Kinsale: Gandon Editions, 2009), 59.