Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Architectural partnership of Derry City, formed in 1909 between JAMES MOORE CALDWELL ROBINSON JAMES MOORE CALDWELL ROBINSON , brother of MATTHEW ALEXANDER ROBINSON  MATTHEW ALEXANDER ROBINSON and JOHN ADAM DAVIDSON JOHN ADAM DAVIDSON . The partnership continued until Robinson's death in 1924, after which the practice was carried on by Davidson until at least 1950. As recorded in the Irish Builder, much of Robinson & Davidson's work was for Presbyterian churches and for local authorities. The partners replaced Matthew Alexander Robinson as architects to Derry No. 1 Rural District Council in 1909.(1) The practice designed labourers' housing schemes for Dungannon and Cookstown Urban District Councils in 1920(2) and for Derry Rural District Council from 1927 until 1949 or later.(3)

Address: 3 Richmond Street, Derry, 1909->=1950.

See WORKS.



References



(1) IB 51, 16 Oct 1909, 662.
(2) IB 62, 27 Mar,31 Jul 1920, 186,501.
(3) IB 69, 19 Mar 1927, 201; 78, 30 May 1936, 482; 80, 23 Jul 1938, 622; 91, 30 Apr,14 May,12 Nov,24 Dec 1949, 416,458,1070,1220.


43 work entries listed in chronological order for ROBINSON & DAVIDSON


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Building: CO. DERRY, BANAGHER, PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
Date: 1909
Nature: Improvements.
Refs: IB 51, 29 May 1909, 341

Building: CO. DONEGAL, DUNFANAGHY, PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
Date: 1910
Nature: Repairs & new wooden ceiling.
Refs: IB 52, 30 Apr 1910., 285

Building: CO. DERRY, DERRY, NORTHLAND ROAD, MAGEE UNIVERSITY COLLEGE
Date: 1911
Nature: Professor's house, gate lodge, alts. Tenders invited for erecting same, Sep 1911.
Refs: IB 53, 16 Sep 1911, 630; B 101, 22 Sep 1911, 345; W.S. Ferguson, A.J. Rowan, J.J. Tracey, Historic Buildings…in and near the City of Derry (UAHS, 1970), 39

Building: CO. TYRONE, STRABANE, CASTLE STREET, ABERCORN ARMS HOTEL
Date: 1911
Nature: Alts. & adds. costing £800.
Refs: IA & C 1, 1 Apr 1911, 131

Building: CO. DONEGAL, MALIN, MANSE
Date: 1911
Nature: New.
Refs: IA & C 1, 25 Feb 1911, 70

Building: CO. DONEGAL, CONVOY, CONVOY WOOLLEN CO.
Date: 1911-12
Nature: Adds. & alts., including new wool stores, secretary's house, finishing room, dye house, water tower for sprinklers. (Contractor: Henry Laverty & Sons, Belfast.)
Refs: IA & C 1, 15 Apr 1911, 159; IB 53, 23 Dec 1911, 849; 54, 23 Nov 1912, 668

Building: CO. DONEGAL, CARNOWEN, NATIONAL SCHOOL
Date: 1912
Nature: New.
Refs: IB 54, 8 Jun 1912, 350

Building: CO. DERRY, DERRY, WATERSIDE, VICTORIA HALL
Date: 1912
Nature: Adds. & alts.
Refs: IB 54, 11 M;ay 1912, 286

Building: CO. DERRY, DERRY, GREENBANK, PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
Date: 1913
Nature: New lecture hall.
Refs: IB 55, 7 Jun 1913, 384

Building: CO. ANTRIM, CASTLEROCK, GOLF CLUB HOUSE
Date: 1913
Nature: New.
Refs: IB 55, 8 Nov,20 Dec 1913, 714,803

Building: CO. DERRY, GRANSHA, DISTRICT LUNATIC ASYLUM (NEW)
Date: 1914
Nature: Attendant's house.
Refs: IB 56, 12 Sep 1914, 538

Building: CO. DERRY, DERRY, CLOONEY TERRACE, NATIONAL SCHOOL
Date: 1914
Nature: New.
Refs: IB 56, 21 Nov 1914, 646

Building: CO. DONEGAL, BUNCRANA, SAILORS' REST
Date: 1917
Nature: New.
Refs: IB 59, 27 Oct 1917, 551

Building: ?, ?, HOUSES (500)
Date: 1920
Nature: To plan 500 houses for NI Shpbuilding Co. Ltd.
Refs: IB 62, 27 Mar 1920, 186

Building: CO. TYRONE, COOKSTOWN, HOUSES
Date: 1920
Nature: Appointed archts. for housing scheme by Cookstown UDC.
Refs: IB 62, 27 Mar 1920, 186

Building: CO. TYRONE, DUNGANNON, HOUSES
Date: 1920
Nature: Layout plans prepared for housing scheme on sites in Thomas St, Donaghmore Rd &c., for Dungannon UDC.
Refs: IB 62, 31 Jul 1920, 501

Building: CO. TYRONE, COOKSTOWN, MOLESWORTH STREET, PREMISES
Date: 1920
Nature: New premises, for Mr James McGucken
Refs: IB 64, 20 May 1922, 354

Building: CO. DERRY, AGHADOWEY, WAR MEMORIAL
Date: 1921
Nature: 20 ft high granite war memorial obelisk unveiled Nov or Dec 1921. Cost:£700. Architect: J. Robinson (this could also be John M. Robinson)
Refs: IB 63, 3 Dec 1921, 782

Building: CO. DERRY, DERRY, WATER STREET, BURNS & LAIRD
Date: 1923
Nature: Plans prepared for alts. to premises.
Refs: IB 65, 6 Oct 1923, 779

Building: CO. DERRY, FAUGHANVALE, MANSE
Date: 1923
Nature: Adds..
Refs: IB 65, 20 Oct 1923, 812

Building: CO. DERRY, FAUGHANVALE, PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
Date: 1923
Nature: Repairs to church.
Refs: IB 65, 20 Oct 1923, 812

Building: CO. TYRONE, BREADY (STRABANE), PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH (REFORMED)
Date: 1923-24
Nature: New church on site of former church. Classical. 65 x 35 ft. Tenders invited, Mar 1923. Opened Mar 1924.
Refs: IB 65, 24 Mar 1923, 218; 66, 8 Mar 1924, 193

Building: CO. TYRONE, COOKSTOWN, COMMERCIAL HOTEL
Date: 1923;1925
Nature: Alts. & adds.
Refs: IB 65, 15 Dec 1923, 974; 67, 11 Jul 1925, 570

Building: CO. DERRY, GRANSHA, DISTRICT LUNATIC ASYLUM (NEW)
Date: 1923;1933
Nature: 6 attendants' houses, 1923; house on hospital farm, 1933..
Refs: IB 65, 24 Feb,5 May 18923, 137,342; 75, 23 Sep 1933, 820

Building: CO. DERRY, DERRY, LAWRENCE HILL, HOUSE
Date: 1924
Nature: New villa.
Refs: IB 66, 8 Mar 1924, 194

Building: CO. DERRY, DERRY, CLOONEY TERRACE (WATERSIDE), PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
Date: 1924
Nature: Addition.
Refs: IB 66, 26 Jul 1924, 658

Building: CO. DONEGAL, LETTERKENNY, PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
Date: 1924
Nature: Rebulding.
Refs: IB 66, 12 Jul 1924, 614

Building: CO. DONEGAL, DROMORE (LETTERKENNY), HOUSE
Date: 1925
Nature: New.
Refs: IB 67, 4 Apr 1925, 274

Building: CO. DERRY, DERRY, ?, HOUSE
Date: 1925
Nature: New.
Refs: IB 67, 21 Feb 1925, 149

Building: CO. DONEGAL, KILMACRENNAN (OR KILMACRENAN), PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
Date: 1929
Nature: Improvements.
Refs: IB 71, 8 Jun 1929, 534

Building: CO. DERRY, DERRY, FEMALE HOSPITAL
Date: 1930
Nature: Annexe.
Refs: IB 72, 7 Jun 1930, 522

Building: CO. DERRY, DERRY, FOYLE STREET, NO. 083-95 (WILLIAM F. BIGGER)
Date: 1932
Nature: Reinforced concrete floor.
Refs: IB 74, 23 Apr 1932, 392

Building: CO. DERRY, DERRY, SOCIETY STREET, APPRENTICE BOYS' HALL
Date: 1932;1935-37
Nature: Tenders invited for carrying out adds. & alts., 1932. Extension, 1935-37. Cost: £3,250. Opened, 1877.
Refs: IB 74, 5 Nov 1932, 996; 77, 19 Oct 1935, 946; 79, 25 Dec 1937, ?; W.S. Ferguson, A.J. Rowan, J.J. Tracey, Historic Buildings…in and near the City of Derry (1970), 26 (no. 48); Alistair Rowan, The Buildings of Ireland: North West Ulster (1979), 394

Building: CO. CLARE, ENNIS, KENNEDY'S
Date: 1934
Nature: Alts. to premises.
Refs: IB 76, 20 Oct 1934, 914

Building: CO. DERRY, DERRY, MAYBROOK ESTATE
Date: 1938
Nature: Water and sewerage works.
Refs: IB 80, 25 Jun 1938, 542

Building: CO. DERRY, DERRY, DUNCREGGAN, SCHOOL
Date: 1939
Nature: New school for Governors of Londonderry High School
Refs: IB 81, 22 Jul 1939, 642

Building: CO. DERRY, DERRY, FAIRYMOUNT, TROY HALL
Date: 1939
Nature: Water and sewerage works.
Refs: IB 81, 8 Jul 1939, 594

Building: CO. DERRY, DONEMANA, PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
Date: 1943
Nature: Painting and repairs.
Refs: IB 85, 14 Aug 1943, 316; entrance front of church illus. in Laurence Kirkpatrick, Presbyterians in Ireland: an illustrated history (Booklink, 2006), 262.


Building: CO. DERRY, TULLYALLEY, HOUSES (014)
Date: 1949
Nature: 14 new houses for Derry RDC.
Refs: IB 91, 12 Nov 1949, 1070

Building: CO. DERRY, BALLOUGRY, HOUSES (010)
Date: 1949
Nature: 10 new houses for Derry RDC.
Refs: IB 91, 12 Nov 1949, 1070

Building: CO. DERRY, DRUMAHOE, HOUSES (016)
Date: 1949
Nature: Tenders invited for erection of 8 bungalows & 8 houses, for Derry RDC.
Refs: IB 91, 24 Dec 1949, 1220

Building: CO. DERRY, TEREIGHTER, HOUSES
Date: 1949
Nature: New houses for Derry RDC.
Refs: IB 91, 14 May 1949, 458

Building: CO. DERRY, CLAUDY, PUBLIC LAVATORY
Date: 1950
Nature: For Derry RDC.
Refs: IB 92, 28 Oct 1950, 1168