Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Architectural partnership, of Belfast, active from 1915 until the 1940s. In 1915 the partnership of ROBERT GRAEME WATT ROBERT GRAEME WATT , FREDERICK HENRY TULLOCH  FREDERICK HENRY TULLOCH and NICHOLAS FITZSIMONS NICHOLAS FITZSIMONS , known as WATT TULLOCH & FITZSIMONS  WATT TULLOCH & FITZSIMONS changed its name to TULLOCH & FITZSIMONS TULLOCH & FITZSIMONS , presumably as a result of the death or retirement of Robert Graeme Watt. The firm of Tulloch & Fitzsimons practised under this name until the 1940s, although Tulloch retired to England in 1922..

Addresses: 11 Wellington Place, Belfast, 1914(1)-1920;(2) 21 Castle Place, Belfast, 1922(3)-1928;(4) Castle Place, 1930;(5) 58 Howard St, 1933(6)-1936;(7) 41-42 Scottish Provident Buildings, 1938.(8)

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References



(1) Directory of British Architects 1834-1914 (RIBA 2001), 653.
(2) IB 62, 10 Apr 1920, 230.
(3) IB 64, 28 Jan 1922, 54.
(4) IB 70, 7 Jul 1928, 575.
(5) IB 32, 8 Nov 1930,1008.
(6) IB 75, 26 Aug 1933, 738.
(7) IB 78, 7 Mar 1936, 212.
(8) 80, 1 Oct 1938, 837.


50 work entries listed in chronological order for TULLOCH & FITZSIMONS


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Building: ?, ?, PROVINCIAL BANK
Date: 1914-1915
Nature: New branch of Provincial Bank recently completed and opened.
Refs: IB 57, 27 Mar 1915, 150 (Jones ref. incomplete, does not give location.)

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, RAVENHILL ROAD, AVONIEL DISTILLERY
Date: 1916
Nature: Extensive adds.
Refs: IB 58, 11 Mar 1916, 121

Building: CO. DOWN, CRAIGAVAD, HOUSE
Date: 1917
Nature: alts. & adds. being carried out for Mr Gawn Grinager. Builder: Grainger Bros., Holywood.
Refs: IB 59, 17 Mar 1917, 135

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, MYRTLEFIELD PARK, NO. 062
Date: 1917
Nature: Arts & Crafts style house similart to that designed by Nicholas Fitzsimons for himself next door.
Refs: Paul Larmour, The Architectural Heritage of Malone & Stranmillis (UAHS, 1991), 141

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, WARING STREET, BELFAST BANK
Date: 1919
Nature: 'Two storey link block with columned porch added to Donegall Street side, and roof and chimneys of Lanyon's block raised, with lantern added on top, by Tulloch and Fitzsimons' (Larmour)
Refs: Paul Larmour, Belfast: an illustrated architectural guide (1987), 14 (no. 24)

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, BLADON DRIVE, NO. 011
Date: 1920
Nature: ''free style' house in Arts and Crafts vein in brick and roughcast' (Larmour)
Refs: Paul Larmour, The Architectural Heritage of Malone & Stranmillis (UAHS, 1991), 35

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, SHANKILL ROAD, RED TRIANGLE CLUB
Date: 1920-24
Nature: Tenders invited for erection of same for YMCA., 1920. Opened 27 Oct 1924 by Premier of NI. Cost: £6,000. contractor: McLaughlin & Harvey.
Refs: IB 66, 1 Nov 1924, 641IB 62, 10 Apr 1920, 230

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, GREAT VICTORIA STREET, GARAGE (LESLIE PORTER LTD.)
Date: 1920;1925
Nature: Tenders received for new garage with offices, for Leslie Porter, Ltd. Alts., 1925.
Refs: IB 62, 14 Feb 1920, 103; 67, 21 Mar 1925, 229

Building: CO. DOWN, MAGHERAFELT, RAINEY STREET (& BROAD STREET), BELFAST BANK
Date: 1921
Nature: Tenders invited for erection of offices and manager's resiidence for Belfast Banking Co.
Refs: Drawings? in Northern Bank Archives, ref. NB/230; IB 63, 17 Dec 1921, 810

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, MALONE ROAD, NORTON
Date: 1921
Nature: 'really fine house…which stood in a large garden amidst a host of tall and impressive beech trees' (Larmour). (Demolished.)
Refs: Paul Larmour, The Architectural Heritage of Malone & Stranmillis (UAHS, 1991),110

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, DONEGALL SQUARE NORTH, NO. 011-15 (BELFAST BANK)
Date: 1921
Nature: Extension and reonstruction. Contractor: James Henry & Son.
Refs: IB 63, 31 Dec 1921, 842

Building: CO. DERRY, MAGHERAFELT, BELFAST BANK
Date: 1921
Nature: Tenders invited for erection of new bank and manager's house.
Refs: B 121, 16 Dec 1921, 828

Building: CO. ARMAGH, LURGAN, MARKET STREET, BANK OF IRELAND
Date: 1922
Nature: New.(Designed by Nicholas Fitzsimons)
Refs: Drawings, 1921, in IAA, Bank of Ireland drawings collection (Acc. 2006/65);  IB 64, 9 Sep 1922, 618;  Who's Who in Architecture (1923), 91;  Kevin V. Mulligan, The Buildings of Ireland: South Ulster (2013), 433.

Building: CO. DERRY, COLERAINE, DIAMOND (& STONE ROW), BANK OF IRELAND
Date: 1922-23
Nature: Designed by Nicholas Fitzsimons. Tenders invited for erection of same, Jan 1922. completed Summer 1923. Builder: William Dowling & Co. Clerk of Works: Frank H. Pearse, Trowbridge. 3-storey, stone and brick. Faced with Hill Head stone.
Refs: Drawing(s) in Bank of Ireland archives; IB 64, 28 Jan 1922, 54; 65, 16 Jun 1923, 466; B 122, 27 Jan 1922, 165; Who's Who in Architecture 1923, 91; W.D. Girvan, Historic Buildings…in Coleraine and Portstewart (UAHS, 1972), 9

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, NEWFORGE LA NO. 008 (HILLHEAD)
Date: 1923
Nature: New villa and garage for Mr T.B. Johnston. Plans approved; 'a nice roughcast house with small-paned windows and tall brick chimneys' (Larmour)
Refs: IB 65, 15 Dec 1923, 972; Paul Larmour, The Architectural Heritage of Malone & Stranmillis (UAHS, 1991), 142

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, BALMORAL AVENUE, NO. 087
Date: 1923
Nature: 'pebble-dashed 'free style' house with red tiled roofs. Th e small paned windows and stone-dressed doorway with barcketed cornice are typical of Nicholas Fitzsimons's work' (Larmour)
Refs: Paul Larmour, The Architectural Heritage of Malone & Stranmillis (UAHS, 1991), 31

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, WOODSTOCK ROAD, NO. 218 (NORTHERN BANK)
Date: 1924
Nature: New.
Refs: IB 66, 28 Jun 1924, 577

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, MALONE ROAD, NO. 064
Date: 1924
Nature: 'handsome and sound roughcast house' (Larmour). Demolished 1990.
Refs: Paul Larmour, The Architectural Heritage of Malone & Stranmillis (UAHS, 1991), 118

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, LOCKVIEW ROAD (STRANMILLIS), NO. 021 (FISHERWICK CHURCH MISSION HALL)
Date: 1924
Nature: New red-brick and half-timbered mission hall for Fisherwick Presbyterian Church. (Since refronted.)
Refs: Paul Larmour, The Architectural Heritage of Malone & Stranmillis (UAHS, 1991),88

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, BANK STREET, PROVINCIAL BANK
Date: 1924
Nature: Adds.
Refs: IB 66, 18 Oct 1924, 905

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, BALMORAL AVENUE, NO. 081
Date: 1924
Nature: ''free style' roughcast house with stone-dressed doorway' (Larmour)
Refs: IB 66, 23 Feb 1924, 149; Paul Larmour, The Architectural Heritage of Malone & Stranmillis (UAHS, 1991),31

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, LISBURN ROAD, HOUSE
Date: 1924
Nature: New.
Refs: IB 66, 29 Nov 1924, 1017

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, STRANMILLIS, HALL
Date: 1924
Nature: Tenders invited for erection of same.
Refs: IB 66, 17 May 1924, 446

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, UNIVERSITY ROAD, HOUSE & GARAGE
Date: 1924
Nature: New.
Refs: IB 66, 23 Aug 1924, 737

Building: CO. DOWN, PURDYSBURN, LUNATIC ASYLUM
Date: 1924-1925;1933-1936;1938-39
Nature: Additional buildings, including medical superintendent's house, 1924-1925. Extension consisting of 6 buildings housing 420 persons at estimated cost of £112,000, 1933-36. Contractor: Stewart & Partners. Further? extension (designed by Fitzsimons), 1938-39.
Refs: IB 66, 23 Aug 1924, 741; 75, 22 Apr,29 Jul,4 Nov 1933, 321,632,936; 76, 110 Feb,2 Jun 1934, 98,453; 77, 19 Oct 1935, 946; 78, 30 May 1936, 455(illus.); 80, 8 Jan 1938, 15;81, 24 Jun 1939, 540; B 112, 12 Jan 1917, ?; 129, 7 Aug 1925, 22

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, MYRTLEFIELD PARK, HOUSE
Date: 1925
Nature: Addition to villa.
Refs: IB 67, 22 Aug 1925, 694

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, MALONE PARK, HOUSE
Date: 1925
Nature: New villa.
Refs: IB 67, 8 Aug 1925, 649

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, ROYAL AVENUE, PREMISES (VARIOUS)
Date: 1925
Nature: Addition.
Refs: IB 67, 26 Dec 1925, 1053

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, CORPORATION STREET, PREMISES
Date: 1926
Nature: Adds., for Norman McNaughton & Sons. Plans approved.
Refs: IB 68, 11 Dec 1926, 921

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, MALONE PARK, HOUSE
Date: 1926
Nature: Adds. to villa for Mr N. McNaughton. Plans approved by City Surveyor.
Refs: IB 68, 16 Oct 1926, 790

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, DONEGALL SQUARE EAST, NO. 014-16 (HARRY FERGUSON)
Date: 1926-27
Nature: Motor garage, show room & offices, for Mssrs. Harry Ferguson. Plans approved by City Surveyor.
Refs: IB 68, 2 Oct 1926, 752; 69, 30 Apr 1927, 321; 74, 19 Nov 1932, 1048; Paul Larmour, Belfast: an illustrated architectural guide (1987), 11 (sub no. 20)Marcus Patton, Central Belfast: an historical gazetteer (UAHS, 1993), 117

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, ARTHUR STREET UPPER, GARAGE (HARRY FERGUSON LTD.)
Date: 1926-7
Nature: New garage, workshops & office. Plans approved by City Surveyor.
Refs: IB 69, 8 Jan 1927, 23

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, TEMPLEMORE AVENUE, ULSTER HOSPITAL FOR CHILDREN & WOMEN
Date: 1926;1930-32;1935-36;1940
Nature: Addition, 1926. Extension (new wing) costing £25,000, 1930-32. Further adds, 1936, 1940.
Refs: IB68, 9 Jan,20 Mar 1926, 21,221; 72, 4 Jan,8 Nov 1930, 19,994,1108; 74, 21 May,18 Jun,19 Nov 1932, 480,570,1050; 77, 28 Dec 1935, 1178; 78, 11 Jan,8 Feb,7 Mar 1936, 35,117,212; 82, 25 May 1940, 350

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, SPRINGFIELD ROAD, HOUSE(S)
Date: 1927
Nature: New villa (or 2 villas?) for H. Gault. Plans approved by City Surveyor.
Refs: IB 69, 8 Jan,11 Jun 1927, 23,435

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, NEWTOWNARDS ROAD UPPER, SHOP & HOUSE
Date: 1928
Nature: New.
Refs: IB 70, 7 Jul 1928, 591

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, FALLS ROAD, HOSPITAL FOR SICK CHILDREN
Date: 1928-1932
Nature: New hospital in grounds of Royal Victoria Hospital.. Georgian style. Contractor: H. & J. Martin. Electricity sub-station for same, 1930.
Refs: IB 70, 14 Apr,7 Jul,4 Aug,8 Dec 1928, 331,575,674,1042; 71, 19 Jan 1929, 62; 72, 4 Jan,20 Dec 1930, 19,1136; 74, 27 Feb 1932, 194(illus.); 74, 19 Nov 1932,1048(illus.),1050; 79, 6 Mar 1937, 194; Architect & Building News120, 16 Nov 1928, 642; Paul Larmour, Belfast: an illustrated architectural guide (1987), 83 (no. 192, illus.)

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, UNIVERSITY ROAD (OFF), HOUSE
Date: 1929
Nature: New.
Refs: IB 71, 7 Dec 1929, 1092

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, CLIFTON STREET, ULSTER EYE, EAR & THROAT HOSPITAL (BANN HOSPITAL)
Date: 1929-1930;1934;1938-39
Nature: Extension. Builder: Dowling. Fire escape and disinfector shop in glenravel St, 1934. Further extension, 1938 (H. & J. Martin).
Refs: IB 71, 19 Jan,11 May 1929, 62,418; 72, 4 Jan 1930, 19; 76, 27 Jan 1934, 70; j80, 8 Jan,6 Aug,3 Sep 1938, 15,665,730,753; 81, 8 Jul 1939, 574

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, LISBURN ROAD (FINAGHY), LOWE MEMORIAL PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
Date: 1930-1935
Nature: New church with tower in 'modern interpretation of Perpendicular style'. 5-light ewindow above main entrance. Opened 16 Mar 1935. Portland and Ballycullen stone.
Refs: IB 75, 30 Dec 1930, 1129;75, 22 Apr,29 Jul,12,26 Aug 1933, 321,632,693,699,738; 77, 9 Mar 1935, 182(or 184?)

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, DERAMORE DRIVE, NO. 033 & 35
Date: 1931
Nature: Pair of red brick and roughcast houses.
Refs: IB 73, 24 Aug 1931, 927Paul Larmour, The Architectural Heritage of Malone & Stranmillis (UAHS, 1991),48

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, KNOCKLOFTY PARK, HOUSES (002)
Date: 1931
Nature: New.
Refs: Ib 73, 6 Jun 1931, 513

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, TURNLEY STREET, OFFICE & STORES
Date: 1931
Nature: New.
Refs: IB 73, 15 Aug 1931, 725

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, GROSVENOR ROAD, ROYAL VICTORIA HOSPITAL
Date: 1931
Nature: Ref. in Jones file incomplete, so not clear what T & F did here..
Refs: IB 73, 25 Apr 1931, 360a

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, HOWARD STREET, NO. 052-58 (FRIENDS' PROVIDENT BUILDING)
Date: 1931-32
Nature: Alts. for Friends' Provident & Century Life Insurance Co.
Refs: IB 73, 15 Aug 1931, 725; 74, 26 Mar 1932, 303

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, HOWARD STREET, NO. 042-50 (PRESBYTERIAN WAR MEMORIAL)
Date: 1932
Nature: Addition to hostel. Plans approved.
Refs: IB 74, 26 Mar 1932, 303

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, QUEEN STREET, PREMISES
Date: 1932
Nature: Alts.
Refs: IB 74, 8 Oct 1932, 908

Building: CO. ANTRIM, LARNE, GRAMMAR SCHOOL
Date: 1935-1940
Nature: Reconstruction and extension of school designed 50 years earlier by W.J. Fennell. contractor: William Sloan, 1a Deramore Ave, Belfast.
Refs: IB 77, 28 Dec 1935, 1178; 78, 11 Jan 1936, , 3680, 8 Jan,1 Oct 1938, 15,837; 82, 14 Sep 1940, 574

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BALLYMONEY, SCHOOL
Date: 1938
Nature: New.
Refs: IB 80, 3 Sep 1938, 753

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, DUNCAIRN GARDENS, CINEMA
Date: 1939
Nature: Canopy for same.
Refs: IB 81, 25 Nov 1939, 967

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, ROYAL AVENUE, NO. 092-100 (BANK OF IRELAND)
Date: ?
Nature: Designs for same.
Refs: Undated drawings in IAA, Bank of Ireland drawings collection, Acc. 2006/65.