Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Architect, of Portadown, Co. Armagh. James Walby was a son of James Walby, superintending engineer of the postal service in Dublin and later in Belfast. He was born in Dublin circa 1870(1) and educated at the High School before becoming a pupil of WILLIAM BATT [2]  WILLIAM BATT [2] in Belfast. According to his obituary he then worked in Dundalk and Galway. He was employed by the Board of Public Works as a temporary clerk of works to supervise the erection of Lisburn Post Office in 1892 and Portadown Post Office in 1895-96.(2) It may have been at this time that that he decided to settle in Portadown, where he practised as an architect until at least 1915. He died in a Lisburn nursing home after a long illness in the summer of 1921.

Address: Tartaraghan, Co. Armagh, 1901.(3)

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References

All information in this entry not otherwise accounted for is from the obituary of Walby in IB 63, 13 Aug 1921, 541.


(1) He gives his age as thirty in the 1901 census of Ireland.
(2) Jones transcripts from Board of Public Works records.
(3) See note 1, above.


26 work entries listed in chronological order for WALBY, JAMES WILLIAM


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Building: CO. ANTRIM, LISBURN, POST OFFICE
Date: 1892
Nature: Tenders for erecting new post office invited Aug 1892.JWW employed as temporary clerk of works for erection of same, 26 Sep 1892. For Board of Public Works.
Refs: IB 34, 1 Aug 1892, 171; Jones transcripts from Board of Public Works records

Building: CO. ARMAGH, PORTADOWN, BRIDGE STREET, POST OFFICE
Date: 1895-96
Nature: JWW employed as temporary clerk of works for erection of same, 1 Oct 1895-19 Dec 1896. For Board of Public Works (Architect: Robert Cochrane).
Refs: Jones transcripts from Board of Public Works records.

Building: CO. TYRONE, COALISLAND, HOUSES
Date: 1899
Nature: Proposed new houses, for J.B. Atkinson.
Refs: Signed plan, 1899, in PRONII, D1252/25/22 (see PRONI e-catalogue).

Building: CO. ARMAGH, DRUMCREE, PAROCHIAL HALL
Date: 1902
Nature: Tenders invited 1902.
Refs: IB 44, 10,24 Apr 1902, 1108,1122; B 82, 12 Apr 1902, 380;  Kevin V. Mulligan, The Buildings of Ireland: South Ulster (2013), 511.

Building: CO. ARMAGH, TARTARAGHAN, SCHOOL
Date: 1903
Nature: FS laid by Col. Burges of Parkanaur in summer of 1903
Refs: IB 45, 13 Aug 1903, 1932.

Building: CO. ARMAGH, PORTADOWN, EDWARD STREET, CARNEGIE LIBRARY
Date: 1903-1905
Nature: Red brick, 2-storey. Council recommends adopting JWW's plans for same., Dec 1903. Opened 1 Aug 1905. Contractor: Robert Cullen.
Refs: IB 45, 3 Dec 1903, 3022; 47, 12 Aug 1905, 562; Brendan Grimes, Irish Carnegie Libraries: a catalogue and architectural history (1998), 219-213(illus.); Kevin V. Mulligan, The Buildings of Ireland: South Ulster (2013), 507.

Building: CO. ARMAGH, LURGAN, HOUSES (030)
Date: 1904
Nature: JWW appointed architect for proposed erection of same. For Lurgan RDC.
Refs: IB 46, 23 Apr 1904, 254

Building: CO. ARMAGH, LURGAN, HOUSES (017)
Date: 1905
Nature: Repairs and improvements to 17 labourers' cottages in Lurgan district. For Lurgan RDC.
Refs: IB 47, 23 Sep 1905, 670

Building: CO. ARMAGH, LURGAN, HOUSES (029)
Date: 1905-06
Nature: Tenders invited for erecting 29 labourers' cottages. For Lurgan RDC.
Refs: IB 47, 2,16,30 Dec 1905, 878,914,950; 48, 13,27 Jan 1906, 30,70

Building: CO. ARMAGH, PORTADOWN, PARK, BANDSTAND
Date: 1906
Nature: Tenders invited for erecting same for Portadown UDC.
Refs: IB 48, 28 Jul 1906, 606

Building: CO. ARMAGH, TANDRAGEE, METHODIST MANSE
Date: 1908
Nature: Tenders ireceived for erection of same.
Refs: IB 50, 16 May 1908, 310

Building: CO. ARMAGH, PORTADOWN, THOMAS STREET METHODIST CHURCH NATIONAL SCHOOL
Date: 1908-09
Nature: New school in connection with Thomas St Methodist church. Opened by Sir William Whitla 28 Jun 1909. Contractor: Collen Bros.
Refs: IB 50, 5 Sep 1908, 552; 51, 10 Jul 1909, 438; 76th report of the Commissioners of National Education in Ireland (1909-10), 17

Building: CO. ARMAGH, PORTADOWN, THOMAS STREET, DISPENSARY & DOCTOR'S RESIDENCE
Date: 1909
Nature: Walby invited to prepare plans, Jan 1909. to cost £1,000. Tenders invited for erection of same Sep 1909.
Refs: IB 51, 18 Sep,16 Oct 1909, 598,662

Building: CO. ARMAGH, PORTADOWN, CARLETON STREET, ORANGE HALL
Date: 1909
Nature: Hall reopened May 1909 after renovation and enlargement. Contractor: Collen Bros.(£1,200).
Refs: IB 51, 12 Jun 1909, 373;  Kevin V. Mulligan, The Buildings of Ireland: South Ulster (2013), 510.

Building: CO. ARMAGH, PORTADOWN, IMPERIAL HOTEL
Date: 1909
Nature: Addition to stores.
Refs: IB 51, 2 Oct 1909, 630

Building: CO. ARMAGH, LURGAN, HOUSES (070)
Date: 1909
Nature: 70 cottages for Lurgan RDC.
Refs: IB 51, 6 Feb 1909, 82

Building: CO. ARMAGH, MILLTOWN (PORTADOWN), SCHOOL
Date: 1909
Nature: New schoolhouse consisting of main schoolroom (40 x 20 ft.), classroom and cloakroom formally opened Aug 1909. Builder: Mr McKinney, Portadown.
Refs: IB 51, 18 Sep 1909, 588

Building: CO. ARMAGH, PORTADOWN, VETERINARY CLINIC
Date: 1909
Nature: Tenders invited for erecting same for R.W. Thompson.
Refs: IB 51, 7 Aug 1909, 502

Building: CO. ARMAGH, TARTARAGHAN, TEACHER'S HOUSE
Date: 1909
Nature: Tenders invited for erection of same, for Rev. P. Bookey.
Refs: IB 51, 7 Aug 1909, 502;  Kevin V. Mulligan, The Buildings of Ireland: South Ulster (2013), 548.

Building: CO. ARMAGH, PORTADOWN, THOMAS STREET, HOUSES & SHOPS (004)
Date: 1909
Nature: 8 houses & shops in Thomas St completed; 4 designed by J. Seeds (Contractor: Collen Bros.), 4 by J.W. Walby (Contractor: R. Lutton).
Refs: IB 51, 24 Jul 1909, 469

Building: CO. ARMAGH, PORTADOWN, OBIN STREET, HOUSE
Date: 1910
Nature: Tenders invited for erecting same for Mr John Davison.
Refs: IB 52, 3 Sep 1910, 559

Building: CO. ARMAGH, PORTADOWN, GEORGE'S STREET, STORES
Date: 1912
Nature: New stores about to be erected for Mr D. Thompson.
Refs: IB 54, 31 Aug 1912, 510

Building: CO. ARMAGH, PORTADOWN, CASTLE STREET, HOUSES (002)
Date: 1913
Nature: Tenders invited for erection of 2 houses &c., for Mssrs. AchesonLtd.
Refs: IB 55, 29 Mar 1913, 206

Building: CO. ARMAGH, SEAGOE, SCHOOLS
Date: 1913
Nature: Tenders invited for erecting additions.
Refs: IB 55, 24 May 1913, 352

Building: CO. ARMAGH, PORTADOWN, ATKINSONS'S AVENUE, HOUSES
Date: 1913
Nature: Tenders invited for erecting block of houses.
Refs: IB 55, 21 Jun 1913, 416

Building: CO. ARMAGH, DERRYMACFALL (PORTADOWN), HOUSE
Date: 1915
Nature: Tenders invited for reenovating same.
Refs: IB 57, 3 Jul 1915, 308