Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Engineer-in-chief to Dublin Port and Docks Board 1941-1953. Francis Willoughby Bond, second son of Willoughby James Bond and his wife Rosa Mary Kerr née Bond was born on 3 February 1901. He was educated at Malvern College and Trinity College, Dublin, graduating in 1923 with high marks in his arts and engineering degrees. He entered the engineer's department of the Port of Dublin in 1923 as a pupil and was appointed temporary assistant engineer in 1924. In 1925 he carried out a marine survey in Sligo harbour and in 1926 went to Salonika for the Foundation Co. on the Salonika Plain reclamation works. He returned to Dublin Port in 1927 as temporary assistant engineer, and was responsible for many works, culminating in the design and supervision of the construction of Butt Bridge. In 1933 he returned to the chief engineer's Office. He was appointed chief assistant engineer in 1937 and chief engineer in 1941. In 1951 he fell ill, but courageously continued working until a few days before his death. He died at the age of fifty-two on 10 October 1953.

ICEI: associate member 1931; awarded Mullins Silver Medal for paper on the reconstruction of Butt Bridge, 6 November 1933;(1) member, 1936; member of Council, 1946; awarded Mullins Silver Medal for paper on the reconstruction of Custom House Quay, 7 March 1949;(2) vice-president, 1950.

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References

All information in this entry not otherwise accounted for is from B. Burke, Landed Gentry of Ireland (1904), 53, and from the obituary of Bond in TICEI 80 (1953-54), 293.

(1) TICEI 60 (1933-34), ?.
(2) TICEI 75 (1948-49), 172.


3 work entries listed in chronological order for BOND, FRANCIS WILLOUGHBY


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Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, BUTT BRIDGE (NEW)
Date: 1932
Nature: Construction supervised by FWB. For Dublin Port & Docks Board.
Refs: F.W. Bond, 'The reconstruction of Butt Bridge, Dublin', TICEI 59 (1932-33), 35-98; obituary of FWB in TICEI 80 (1953-54), 293

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, ALEXANDRA QUAY, WAREHOUSE (DUBLIN PORT & DOCKS BOARD)
Date: 1948
Nature: New warehouse.
Refs: IAA, PKS 1119

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, CUSTOM HOUSE QUAY
Date: 1948ca
Nature: Reconstruction, for Dublin Port & Docks Board.
Refs: TICEI 74, 99-223

Author Title Date Details
Bond, Francis Willoughby 'The Re-Construction of Butt Bridge, Dublin' 1932 TICEI 59 (1932-33) 35-98.
Bond, Francis Willoughby 'The Re-Constuction of Custom House Quay, Dublin' 1948 TICEI 74 (1948), 99-223.