Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Architectural partnership, of Belfast, formed between JAMES JOHN PHILLIPS  JAMES JOHN PHILLIPS and his son JAMES ST JOHN PHILLIPS  JAMES ST JOHN PHILLIPS probably in the summer of 1896.(1) Works by J.J. Phillips & Son first appear in the Irish Builder in this year and cease after 1905, when James J. Phillips appears to have gone into semi-retirement. Pupils and assistants in the office included JOHN KNOX VINYCOMB.  JOHN KNOX VINYCOMB.

Address: 61 Royal Avenue, Belfast, until at least 1904.

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References



(1) Paul Larmour, The Architectural Heritage of Malone & Stranmillis (UAHS, 1991), 41, gives No. 9, Chlorine Gdns, Belfast, which he dates to 1895, to J.J. Phillips & Son.


28 work entries listed in chronological order for PHILLIPS, J.J., & SON


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Building: CO. ARMAGH, ARMAGH, DISTRICT LUNATIC ASYLUM
Date: 1891-1897
Nature: RC chapel and detached hospital for 150 patients at rear of old building. (Also enlargement of dining hall?). Estimated cost: £3,950. Chapel dedicated by Cardinal Logue, 13 Dec 1896. Builder: McLaughlin & Harvey, Belfast.
Refs: IAA, PKS 0700, B15/41 (missing), A07 (Aug 1891, p.406); Architect 46, 26 Aug 1891, suppl. p.1; IB 35, 1 Oct 1893, 228; 40th Report on District, Criminal and Private Lunatic Asylums (1891), 10; 44th Report (1895), 11; 46th Report (1897), 17; 48th Report (1899), 27; B 71, 26 Dec 1896, 546; 72, 20 Mar 1897, 279; 46th Report on…Lunatic Asylums (1797), 17;  Kevin V. Mulligan, The Buildings of Ireland: South Ulster (2013), 138-139.

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, CHLORINE GARDENS, NO. 009
Date: 1895
Nature: Tall symmetrical red brick withcanted bays oversailed by rectangular half-tibered attics on coved brick corbels.
Refs: Paul Larmour, The Architectural Heritage of Malone & Stranmillis (UAHS, 1991), 41

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, FALLS ROAD, METHODIST CHURCH & SCHOOLS
Date: 1896-97
Nature: Addition to church and new schools; repairs. Reopened early 1897. Contractor: J. Lowry & Sons.
Refs: IB 38, 15 Jun 1896, 133; B 72, 13 Feb 1897, 155

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BROOMHEDGE (MAZE), METHODIST CHURCH
Date: 1896p
Nature: New church to be built.
Refs: IB 38, 15 Jun 1896, 133

Building: CO. DOWN, PURDYSBURN, LUNATIC ASYLUM
Date: 1897
Nature: Placed 2nd in competition. Assessor: Sidney Mitchell, Edinburgh.
Refs: B 72, 16 Jan,20 Mar 1897, 59,272

Building: CO. ARMAGH, ARMAGH, MALL, SCHOOL
Date: 1897
Nature: Proposed improvements for governors of Armagh Church Schools.
Refs: Irish Times, 17 Dec 1897.

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, BRIDGE STREET, ARNOTT & CO.
Date: 1897-1900
Nature: Extension on corner of High Street. Contractor: McLaughlin & Harvey.
Refs: IB 39, 15 Apr 1897, 77; 42, 1 Feb 1900, 256; 78, 5 Sep 1936, 783; Building News 73, 8 Oct 1897, 507 (illus.)

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, BEERSBRIDGE ROAD, BLOOMFIELD PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
Date: 1897-98
Nature: Gothic, with tower and spire, on corner site. Opened, 4 Dec 1897.
Refs: PRONI, W.H. Stephens & Sons papers, D1898/1/28; B 75, 19 Nov 1898, illus. in supplement;  Laurence Kirkpatrick, Presbyterians in Ireland: an illustrated history (Booklink, 2006), 167(illus.)


Building: CO. ARMAGH, PORTADOWN, MASONIC HALL
Date: 1898
Nature: FS laid by Lord Templetown 5 Nov 1897. Contractor: Bright Bros., Portadown.
Refs: IB 39, 15 Sep 1897, 180; B 73, 20 Nov 1897, 429;  Kevin V. Mulligan, The Buildings of Ireland: South Ulster (2013), 510.

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, BALLYMACARRETT, METHODIST CHURCH
Date: 1898
Nature: New church to be started shortly.
Refs: IB 40, 15 Dec 1898, 186

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, CHLORINE GARDENS, NO. 021
Date: 1898
Nature: Tall red brick house with wavy and scrolling canted bay. Porch added by W.j.W. Roome, 1904.
Refs: Paul Larmour, The Architectural Heritage of Malone & Stranmillis (UAHS, 1991),41-2

Building: CO. DOWN, DONAGHADEE, MILLISLE ROAD, MASONIC HALL
Date: 1898-99
Nature: New. FS laid 1898. Opened Aug 1899. Builder: William Curragh.
Refs: GLFI archives; IB 40, 1 Sep 1898, 133; 41, 1,15 Sep,1 Oct 1899, 114(illus.), 129

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, ELIZABETH STREET, WAREHOUSE (WHEELER & CO.)
Date: 1899
Nature: New.
Refs: IB 41, 15 Sep 1899, 129

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, GALWALLY PARK, HOUSE
Date: 1899
Nature: House for J.W. Corry. Contractor: Courtney & Co.
Refs: IB 42, 15 Jan 1900, 246

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, OLDPARK ROAD, METHODIST CHURCH
Date: 1899
Nature: New church to accommodate 800 persons. FS laid 4 Nov 1899. To cost: £3,000.
Refs: IB 41, 1 Dec 1899, 198

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, BRUNSWICK STREET, WAREHOUSE
Date: 1899p
Nature: New warehouse to be built.
Refs: IB 41, 1 Nov 1899, 169

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, ?, GRIERSON & BURNS
Date: 1900
Nature: Rebuilding of premises destroyed by fire. Contractor: McLaughlin & Harvey.
Refs: IB 42, 1 Feb 1900, 256

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, ?, JAMES MACKIE & SON LTD.
Date: 1900
Nature: Addition to factory & new mill. Contractor: McLaughlin & Harvey.
Refs: IB 42, 1 Feb 1900, 256

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, ANTRIM ROAD, STABLING AND COACHOUSE
Date: 1900
Nature: New. Builder: James Kidd, Leadbetter St.
Refs: I; B 42, 1 Feb 1900, 256

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, NEWTOWNARDS ROAD, METHODIST CHURCH
Date: 1900
Nature: New. Opened 26 Oct 1900. To accommodate 1,100 people. Cost: £5,000. Contractor: Robert Thompson & Son. (Destroyed in blitz, 1942; rebuilt to design by Young & Mackenzie, 1952, which was demolished in 2011 and replaced by Skainos Centre.)
Refs: B 79, 10 Nov 1900, 424-5; IB 42, 15 Nov 1900, 543;  Paul Harron, Architects of Ulster: Young & Mackenzie, a transformational provincial practice 1850-1960 (Ulster Architectural Heritage Society, 2016), 225,287. 

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, DERAMORE PARK SOUTH, NO. 008 & 10
Date: 1901
Nature: 3-storey brick & roughcast semi-detached houses with shallow dipped parapets to canted bays. Development by J.J.P. himself. J St J P lived in no. 10 (Greenoge).
Refs: Paul Larmour, The Architectural Heritage of Malone & Stranmillis (UAHS, 1991),54

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, DERAMORE PARK, NO. 011 & 13
Date: 1902
Nature: Semi-detached houses in red brick and roughcast.
Refs: Paul Larmour, The Architectural Heritage of Malone & Stranmillis (UAHS, 1991),52

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, COLLEGE GARDENS, METHODIST COLLEGE
Date: 1902
Nature: Buildings for technical department. Tenders received.
Refs: IB 44, 27 Feb 1902, 1060

Building: CO. DOWN, BANGOR, RAGLAN ROAD, NO. 005-7 (TYNEHOLME)
Date: 1903-04
Nature: Pair of stucco semi-detached villas with canted and rectangular bays. Date on plaque. For C.E. Dyer.
Refs: Marcus Patton, Historic Buildings in…Bangor and Groomsport (UAHS, 1984), 53; Marcus Patton, Bangor: an historical gazetteer (UAHS, 1999), 181

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, DERAMORE PARK SOUTH, NO. 012 & 14
Date: 1904
Nature: Roughcast and red brick Queen Anne Revival with canted bays. Development by J.J.P. himself
Refs: Paul Larmour, The Architectural Heritage of Malone & Stranmillis (UAHS, 1991),54

Building: CO. ANTRIM, WHITEHEAD, PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
Date: 1904-1905
Nature: New church in early 14th century Gothic style. Opened 22? Jul 1905.
Refs: IB 46, 26 Mar 1904, 178,190; 47, 29 Jul 1905, 517(illus.)

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, BALLYNAFEIGH, NATIONAL SCHOOLS
Date: 1905
Nature: New schools for 350 children in connection with and at rear of Ballynafeigh Methodist church. Frontages on 2 streets. Foundation and memorial stones laid Nov 1905. Contractor: William Oliver.
Refs: IB 47, 18 Nov 1905, 830; B 89, 11 Nov 1905, 506

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, OSBORNE PARK, NO. 111 & 113
Date: 1905
Nature: Semi-detached, red brick & roughcast.
Refs: Paul Larmour, The Architectural Heritage of Malone & Stranmillis (UAHS, 1991),148