Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Town surveyor for Lurgan, Co. Armagh, circa 1889-1917. Henry Shillington, a son of Thomas Shillington, of Portadown, Co. Armagh, was born in Co. Armagh in 1842 or 1843. He had an MA and an ME degree. He appears in Bassett's Book of County Armagh (1888) as a civil engineer in Bridge Street, Portadown. In about 1889 he was appointed town surveyor for Lurgan and held the post until retiring in 1917. He died in his seventy-eighth year on 20 April 1921.   He had married Margaret Cochrane circa 1870 and had eight children.  A member of the Plymouth Brethren, he is described by his obituarist in the Irish Builder as 'a man of rare culture and attractive personality'.

Address: Bridge Street, Portadown, 1888; 34 Hill Street, Lurgan, <=1911 until death.

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References

All information in this entry not otherwise accounted for is from the 1911 census of Ireland , http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/ (last visited Oct 2009) and from the brief obituary of Shillington in IB 63, 7 May 1921, 326.

(1) George Henry Bassett, The Book of County Armagh (1888), 301.


3 work entries listed in chronological order for SHILLINGTON, HENRY


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Building: CO. TYRONE, COOKSTOWN, WATERWORKS
Date: 1881p
Nature: Submits scheme in competition for water supply scheme for Cookstown. For Cookstown Union.  By 1901 his scheme for a supply from Montober Springs had been carried out at a cost of £9000.
Refs: IB 23, 15 Apr 1881, ?;  Belfast Directory (1901)

Building: CO. TYRONE, COOKSTOWN, HOUSES (031)
Date: 1906
Nature: Tenders invited for building 11 single and 10 double labourers' houses for Cookstown RDC.
Refs: IB 48, 16 Jun 1906, 497

Building: CO. TYRONE, COOKSTOWN, PAROCHIAL SCHOOL
Date: ?
Nature: New parochial schools on extensive site formerly a nursery presented free by Lord Dunleath, who also contributed £500 to cost. Contractor: Mr Burnett, Cookstown. 
Refs: Belfast Directory (1901).