Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Architect, of Belfast, active from the 1920s until the 1950s. James Corden Stevenson had set up in independent practice in Belfast by 1923.(1) From the evidence of the Irish Builder, his work during the 1920s and 1930s was largely commercial and domestic, but he also designed the Belmont Road and Cregagh Road Presbyterian churches, some church halls and two public elementary schools. After 1940 only one much later work is recorded: an extension to Strathearn School, Belmont Road, opened in 1957. Stevenson gave up his office in central Belfast in the mid 1940s, but he did not retire until 1958.(2) He may possibly have entered the public service or simply worked from home. After his retirement he moved to England, where he was still living in 1965.(3)

RIBA: elected licentiate, 30 November 1931.(4)
RSUA: hon. secretary, 1932-1934, 1939-1943.(5)

Addresses: Work: 18 May Street, <=1931(6)->=1942.
Home: 2 Massey Park, Stormont, <=1946-1957; Stoke House, Roxwell Road, Writtle, Essex, 1964-1965.(7)

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References

All information in this entry not otherwise attributed is from RSUA membership lists in Thom's directories.

(1) IB 65, 20 Oct 1923, 812.
(2) RIBA Kalendar 1965-66, 302 (where his name is wrongly given as James Gordon Stevenson).
(3) See note 2, above.
(4) RIBAJ 39 (1931-32), 168.
(5) RSUA Jubilee Year Book 1951-1952, 5.
(6) IB 73, 14 Feb 1931, 146.
(7) RIBA Kalendar 1964-65, 304, and see note 2, above.


63 work entries listed in chronological order for STEVENSON, JAMES CORDEN


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Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, BAWN MORE ROAD, HOUSE
Date: 1923
Nature: New villa, for Mrs E. Edgar. (Plans approved by City Surveyor.)
Refs: IB 65, 20 Oct 1923, 812

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, DOWNVIEW AVENUE, FITZWILLIAM GOLF CLUB HOUSE
Date: 1924
Nature: New clubhouse, for council of Fitzwilliam Golf Club.
Refs: IB 66, 26 Jan 1924, 66

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, CASTLE PLACE, SHOP & OFFICES
Date: 1924
Nature: Alts.
Refs: IB 66, 3 May,28 Jun 1924, 398,577

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, ?, SHOP & HOUSE
Date: 1924
Nature: New.
Refs: IB 66, 13 Dec 1924, 1057

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, KIMBERLEY STREET, SHOP, STORE & HOUSE
Date: 1924
Nature: New.
Refs: IB 66, 3 May 1924, 398

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, ULSTERVILLE AVENUE, HOUSE
Date: 1925
Nature: New villa.
Refs: IB 67, 30 May 1925, 442

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, STRANMILLIS ROAD (OFF), HOUSE
Date: 1925
Nature: New.
Refs: IB 67, 7 Feb 1925, 105

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, DERAMORE DRIVE, HOUSE
Date: 1925
Nature: New villa.
Refs: IB 67, 7 Mar 1925, 189

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, CRUMLIN ROAD, HOUSE
Date: 1925
Nature: New villa.
Refs: IB 67, 18 Apr 1925, 313

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, COLLEGE SQUARE, CINEMA
Date: 1925
Nature: Alts.
Refs: IB 67, 2 May 1925, 351

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, CASTLE PLACE, J. DINSMORE & SONS
Date: 1926
Nature: Alts. & adds. Plans approved by City Surveyor.
Refs: IB 68, 6 Mar 1926, 178

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, LISBURN ROAD, SHOP & HOUSE
Date: 1926
Nature: New, for Mr J. McCaherty. (Plans approved by City Surveyor.)
Refs: IB 68, 1 May 1926, 354

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, BALMORAL AVENUE, PREMISES
Date: 1926
Nature: Alts. & adds. to premises, for Malone Prebyterian Church. Plans approved by City Surveyor.
Refs: IB 68, 7 Aug 1926, 619

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, SHAFTESBURY SQUARE, PREMISES
Date: 1926
Nature: Alts. for Mr H. Farr. Plans approved by City Surveyor.
Refs: IB 68, 30 Oct 1926, 824

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, HAYWOOD AVENUE (& KIMBERLEY STREET), PREMISES
Date: 1926
Nature: Addition, for Mr J. Wylie. Plans approved by City Surveyor.
Refs: IB 68, 30 Oct 1926, 824

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, SPRINGFIELD ROAD, SHOP & STORE
Date: 1927
Nature: New, for Mr J. Ferris, Jr. Plans approved by City Surveyor.
Refs: IB 69, 22 Jan 1927, 50

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, MCCLINTOCK STREET, NEWFORTH WEAVING CO.
Date: 1927
Nature: Drainage to factory. Plans approved by City Surveyor.
Refs: IB 69, 28 May 1927, 396

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, NEWTOWNARDS ROAD, SHOP & HOUSE
Date: 1927
Nature: New, for Mssrs. J. Dinsmore & Sons. Plans approved by City Surveyor.
Refs: IB 69, 6 Aug 1927, 578

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, SPRINGFIELD ROAD, PREMISES
Date: 1927
Nature: Adds., for Mr J. Ferrin. Plans approved by City Surveyor.
Refs: IB 69, 6 Aug 1927, 578

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, LORD STREET, PREMISES
Date: 1928
Nature: Alts.
Refs: IB 70, 7 Jan 1928, 30

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, RABY STREET, FRUIT STORE
Date: 1928
Nature: New.
Refs: IB 70, 4 Aug 1928, 671

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, HAYPARK AVENUE, HOUSE
Date: 1928
Nature: New.
Refs: IB 70, 4 Aug 1928, 672

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, CASTLE PLACE, PREMISES
Date: 1928
Nature: Alts.
Refs: IB 70, 26 May,23 Jun 1928, 462,550

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, CREGAGH ROAD, CREGAGH PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
Date: 1928a
Nature: New church. Gothic. Opened 20 Sep 1928.. 'The church and its adjoining hall make a very goood group, and form one of the most interesting examples of ecclesiastical buildings in brick, with stone dressings, in the city.'
Refs: IB 70, 13 Oct 1928, 867; 74, 19 Nov 1932, 1052;  Laurence Kirkpatrick, Presbyterians in Ireland: an illustrated history (Booklink, 2006), 169(illus.).


Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, CREGAGH ROAD, CREGAGH PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH HALL (ALLEN MEMORIAL HALL) (PR)
Date: 1929
Nature: Adjoining, Cregagh Presbyterian Church. Contractor: J. Elliott (£4620).. Completed by end of 1932.
Refs: IB 71, 2 Mar 1929, 194; 74, 19 Nov 1932, 1052

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, SOMERTON ROAD, SHOP & STORES
Date: 1929
Nature: New.
Refs: IB 71, 21 Dec 1929, 1138

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, BUSHFIELD AVENUE, HOUSES (004)
Date: 1929
Nature: New.
Refs: IB 71, 7 Dec 1929, 1092; 72, 1 Feb 1930, 108

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, LISBURN ROAD, SHOP & STORES
Date: 1929
Nature: New.
Refs: IB 71, 3 Aug 1929, 703

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, TATE'S AVENUE, HOUSE
Date: 1929
Nature: New.
Refs: IB 71, 3 Aug 1929, 703

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, SOMERTON ROAD, SHOP & HOUSE
Date: 1929
Nature: New.
Refs: IB 71, 25 May 1929, 464

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, HAYPARK AVENUE, HOUSES (002)
Date: 1929
Nature: New.
Refs: IB 71, 16 Feb 1929, 1543

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, HARBERTON PARK, HOUSES (002)
Date: 1930
Nature: New. For S. & J. Agnew.
Refs: IB 72, 8 Nov 1930, 1008

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, WOODVALE ROAD, SHOP & HOUSES
Date: 1930
Nature: Conversion of house into shop & houses.
Refs: IB 72, 1 Feb 1930, 108

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, HARBERTON PARK, NO. 020
Date: 1930
Nature: New. For S. & J. Agnew.
Refs: Paul Larmour, The Architectural Heritage of Malone & Stranmillis (UAHS, 1991), 68

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, SYDENHAM AVENUE, NO. 094 (& BELMONT CHURCH ROAD), BELMONT PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
Date: 1931
Nature: Opened (after refurbishment?)by Lord Craigavon Oct or Nov 1931.
Refs: IB 73, 7 Nov 1931, 958

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, LADAS DRIVE, HOUSES (002)
Date: 1931
Nature: New.
Refs: IB 73, 26 Sep 1931, 844

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, BALLARAT STREET, GARAGE
Date: 1931
Nature: Addition.
Refs: IB 73, 29 Aug 1931, 763

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, BELMONT CHURCH HALL
Date: 1931
Nature: New.
Refs: IB 73, 31 Jan,14 Feb 1931, 95,146

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, ONSLOW PARADE, HOUSES (006)
Date: 1931
Nature: New.
Refs: IB 73, 23 May 1931, 465

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, RYDALMERE STREET, DEVONSHIRE HEMSTITCHING CO.
Date: 1932
Nature: Alts. (Plans approved by City Surveyor.)
Refs: IB 74, 21 May 1932, 480

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, RABY STREET, GARAGES (004)
Date: 1932
Nature: New, for Andrew McIlroy. (Plans approved by City Surveyor.)
Refs: IB 74, 2 Jul 1932, 614

Building: CO. DOWN, KILKEEL, MOURNE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
Date: 1932
Nature: Old church to be enlarged and improved.
Refs: IB 74, 30 Jul 1932, 685;  illus. in Laurence Kirkpatrick, Presbyterians in Ireland: an illustrated history (Booklink, 2006), 297.

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, SHORE ROAD, SHOP
Date: 1932
Nature: New lock-up shop, for Mrs M. Anderson. (Plans approved by City Surveyor.)
Refs: IB 74, 27 Aug 1932, 280

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, KIMBERLEY STREET, SHOPS (002) AND HOUSE
Date: 1932
Nature: Conversion of shop & stores into 2 shops & house, for R. Wylie. (Plans passed by City Surveyor.)
Refs: IB 74, 3 Dec 1932, 1091; 75, 11 Mar 1933, 200

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, LADAS DRIVE, HOUSES (002)
Date: 1933
Nature: New, for A. Milligan. (Plans passed by City Surveyor.)
Refs: IB 75, 25 Mar 1933, 247

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, CADOGAN PARK (& MALONE ROAD), HOUSE
Date: 1933
Nature: Addition to house, for Mrs M.T. Guthrie, (Plans passed by City Surveyor.)
Refs: IB 75, 20 May 1933, 429

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, EDINBURGH STREET, STORE
Date: 1934
Nature: New.
Refs: IB 66, 12 Jan 1924, 25

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, BLYTHE STREET, ST AIDAN'S CHURCH (CI)
Date: 1935
Nature: Rebuilding portion of tower. For select vestry of St Aidan's Church.
Refs: IB 77, 14 Dec 1935, 1154

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, ULSTERVILLE AVENUE, HOUSES (006)
Date: 1935
Nature: New.
Refs: IB 77, 4 May 1935, 381

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, RYDALMERE STREET, HOUSES (010)
Date: 1935
Nature: New.
Refs: IB 77, 4 May 1935, 381

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, DUNBAR STREET, PREMISES
Date: 1936
Nature: Addition of concrete platform.
Refs: IB 78, 12 Dec 1936, 1131

Building: CO. ANTRIM, CLONTONAKELLY (LISBURN), PUBLIC ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Date: 1937
Nature: New. For Co. Down Education Committee.
Refs: IB 77, 14 Dec 1935, 1133; 79, 25 Dec 1937, 1141

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, TURIN STREET, SCOUT HALL
Date: 1938
Nature: New.
Refs: IB 80, 15 Oct 1938, 874

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, OLD LODGE ROAD (& CONLIG STREET), STORES & GARAGE
Date: 1938
Nature: Conversion of shop & house into stores and garage.
Refs: IB 80, 19 Mar 1938, 241

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, DONEGALL ROAD, RICHVIEW PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH HALL
Date: 1938
Nature: New lecture hall, for Committee of Richview Presbyterian Church.
Refs: IB 80, 19 Mar 1938, 241

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, NORWOOD PARK, HOUSES (002)
Date: 1938
Nature: New.
Refs: IB 80, 5 Mar 19338, 197

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, HIGH STREET, PREMISES
Date: 1939
Nature: Alts.
Refs: IB 80, 23 Jul 1938, 608

Building: CO. DOWN, DROMARA?, PUBLIC ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Date: 1939
Nature: New.
Refs: IB 80, 28 May 1938, 457

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, NORWOOD PARK, HOUSE
Date: 1939
Nature: New.
Refs: IB 81, 1 Apr,13 May 1939, 280,410

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, ALBERT BRIDGE ROAD, STORE
Date: 1939
Nature: New.
Refs: IB 81, 5 Aug 1939, 678

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, DONEGALL ROAD, NO. 105 (ST AIDAN'S PAROCHIAL HALL)
Date: 1939-1940
Nature: Addition to parochial hall at corner of Donegall Rd & Tierney St, for select vestry of St Aidan's church.
Refs: IB 81, 1 Apr 1939, 280; 82, 22 Jun 1940, 418

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, LAGAN STREET, NORTH OF IRELAND BUTCHERS' HIDE MARKETING ASSOCIATION
Date: 1940
Nature: Offices and hide and skin store.
Refs: IB 82, 2 Mar 1940, 146

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, BELMONT ROAD, NO. 188 (STRATHEARN SCHOOL)
Date: 1957a
Nature: Extension, consisting of 6 classrooms, headmistress's study, secretary's office & cloakroom, formally opened. Contractor: McAuley, McIlroy & Co.
Refs: IB 99, 29 Jun 1957, 507