Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Architect, of London, for whom see Howard Colvin, A Biographical dictionary of British architects 1600-1840 (3rd edn., 1995), 980-981.   Tite acted as an adviser to the Irish Society during the later 1830s and 1840s and visited the Society's Co. Derry estates between 1836 and 1838.(1) His model designs for small farms and cottages and his plans for a development of semi-detached villas on land leased from the Society by Sir Robert Ferguson on the Pennyburn Road were published in the Report of the Deputationā€¦of the Irish Society (1836).(2)   In 1846 he designed Government House, Termonbacca, as the residence of the Society's agent.(3)

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(1) James Stevens Curl, The Londonderry Plantation, 1609-1914 (1986), 412.
(2) Curl, op. cit., 412,Pls. 346-348; footnote 18 indicates that the design for the semi-detached villas was published in the Report of 1836 and not that of 1838 as stated in the caption to Pl.347.
(3) Curl, op. cit., 412,Pl.349.


4 work entries listed in chronological order for TITE, WILLIAM (SIR) #


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Building: CO. DERRY, COLERAINE, COMMONS, HOUSES
Date: 1824
Nature: WT prepares plans for same.
Refs:  'Plan of part of the town of Coleraine, showing the arrangements of the land on the commons proposed for building, with elevations of the houses to be built, by William Tite, architect', 1824, in PRONI, D2096/2/2 (see PRONI e-catalogue, which gives name as William Lite).

Building: CO. DERRY, CLONDERMOT, CHURCH (OLD)
Date: 1836-37
Nature: Monument in graveyard to Col. John Mitchelburn, replacing an earlier vandalized memorial.
Refs: James Stevens Curl, The Londonderry Plantation, 1609-1914 (1986), 404,Pl.333

Building: CO. DERRY, DERRY, PENNYBURN, HOUSES (010)
Date: 1838
Nature: Scheme for development of 10 semi-detached villas off Moville Rd, for Sir Robert Ferguson. (Unexecuted?)
Refs: James Stevens Curl, The Londonderry Plantation, 1609-1914 (1986), 412,Pl.347

Building: CO. DERRY, TERMONBACCA, GOVERNMENT HOUSE
Date: 1846-48
Nature: House for Irish Society's agent. contractor: John McCarter. Clerk of Works: Garrett Payne (who designed outbuildings). Scottish stone. Chinmneypieces from London. Final costĀ£5,814.3s.11d.
Refs: Londonderry Sentinel, 10 Oct 1846; James Stevens Curl, The Londonderry Plantation, 1609-1914 (1986), 412,Pl..349