Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Civil engineer and architect, of Belfast. Robert Young, a son of James Young, wholesale woollen merchant, of Belfast and Abbeyville, Whiteabbey, Co. Antrim, was born in Belfast on 22 February 1822. He was educated at the Belfast Academy and studied mathematics at Glasgow College before serving an apprenticeship with the Antrim county surveyor, CHARLES LANYON CHARLES LANYON , for which the fee charged was £357. He was Lanyon's principal assistant on the Belfast to Antrim section of the Belfast & Ballymena Railway and was then employed by WILLIAM DARGAN  WILLIAM DARGAN as resident engineer on the Midland Great Western Railway at Athlone. He was still in Athlone when his only son ROBERT MAGILL YOUNG  ROBERT MAGILL YOUNG was born in March 1850, but by 1852 he had returned to Belfast, where he began to practise independently as a civil engineer from the premises of his family's woollen business at 18 Wellington Place.(1) In the early years of his practice he worked as a surveyor for some of the London Companies in Co. Derry, predominantly for the Salters' Company,(2) and also for Lord Lurgan. His business thrived and in 1866 or 1867 he entered into partnership with his former pupil JOHN MACKENZIE JOHN MACKENZIE , upon which the firm became known as YOUNG & YOUNG & amp; MACKENZIE MACKENZIE . His son was taken into partnership in 1880. He retired in 1912 on reaching the age of ninety, by which time he had built up what was probably the most successful architectural practice in Belfast. Young & Mackenzie had become the leading architects for the Presbyterian Church in the Belfast area and had also won some of the most important commercial commissions in the city, including the Scottish Provident and the Ocean Buildings on Donegall Square. They were also increasingly involved in hospital work. After Robert Young's retirement, Robert Magill Young and John Mackenzie carried on the business. Robert Young died of pneumonia at Rathvarna, the house he had designed for himself in the suburbs of Belfast, on 21 January 1917, following a mild attack of influenza. Mackenzie's death followed only three months later.

Robert Young is described by his son as 'a man of unceasing activity in mind and body'.(3) A prominent figure in the public, commercial cultural and artistic life of Belfast, he was a justice of the peace for Co. Antrim for many years and was appointed a Privy Councillor in 1907(4) and a senator of Queen's University, Belfast, in 1909. He was president of many local literary and scientific societies and was deeply interested in geology and in the archaeology and ancient music of Ireland.(5) He first travelled on the Continent in 1870 when he went to France with his son to study the Romanesque churches of the Charente. Robert Magill Young describes how his father would rise early and would have a water-colour sketch 'well in hand' to show him at breakfast. Robert Young's love of Romanesque architecture later took him to Ravenna and to the Pyrenees. Sketching in watercolour was a hobby which he pursued until a few days of his death.

Young married Sara, only daughter of the Rev. Robert Magill, in 1849. She died in 1870, some forty-seven years before her husband, who was survived by his son and two married daughters.

Belfast Architectural Association: member or president by February 1873.(6)
Belfast Natural History & Philosophical Society:(7) vice-president, 1874-1877, 1880-1882, 1899-1901; president, 1877-1878.
RSAI: elected member, 13 January 1869, having been proposed by J. Ward;(8) fellow, 1870.(9)

Addresses: Work: Athlone, 1850; 18 Wellington Square, Belfast, 1852;(10) 13 Donegall Place, 1861;(11) Callender Street, Belfast, 1868;(12) Donegall Square, 1879;(13) 16 Callender Street, Belfast, 1892;(14) Scottish Provident Buildings, Donegall Square West, <=1900(15) until retirement.
Home: Richmond, Antrim Road, Belfast, 1861;(16) Antrim Road, Belfast, 1868;(17) Rathvarna, Chichester Park, Antrim Road, Belfast, <=1889(18) until death.

See WORKS; see also works of YOUNG & YOUNG & amp; MACKENZIE. MACKENZIE.



References

All information in this entry not otherwise accounted for is from the entry on Young in the 'Contemporary Biographies' section of R.M. Young's Belfast and the Province of Ulster (1909), 317-8, which is illustrated with a portrait photograph, from the obituary by R.M. Young in RIBAJ 24 (1916-17), 119-20, reprinted in IB 59, 31 Mar 1917, 167, and from the shorter biography by R.M. Young in Arthur Deane, ed., The Belfast Natural History and Philosophical Society Centenary Volume, 1821-1921 (Belfast, 1924), 116, which is accompanied by a a coloured reproduction of the oil portrait of Young by Henrietta Rae which was presented to R.M. Young by the Society in 1911. Another biography, with a portrait photograph, is in IB 49, 16 Nov 1907, 793. Other brief obituaries are in IB 59, 3 Feb 1917, 71(this journal had killed him off early by conflating him with John Young of Galgorm Castle in an obituary of the latter which appeared in IB 57, 18 Dec 1915, 552) and Building News 113, 24 Jan 1917, 86.  These have been superseded by the recent and extensive illustrated account of Young's life and career in Paul Harron's definitive Architects of Ulster: Young & Mackenzie, a transformational provincial practice 1850-1960 (Ulster Architectural Heritage Society, 2016), 29-44.


(1) The Belfast and Province of Ulster Directory for 1852, 191.
(2) Correspondence between Young and the Salters; Company, 1861-62 and 1866, is in PRONI, Salters' Company Papers, D4108/5/8/15,21,25 (see PRONI e-catalogue).
(3) RIBAJ, loc. cit., 119.
(4) IB 49, 16 Nov 1907, 777; Building News 93, 29 Nov 1907, 744. He had an important connection in high places in the person of his distinguished first cousin James Bryce (1838-1922), 1st Viscount Bryce, who was British Ambassador to the United States from 1907 until 1913.
(5) For an idea of the nature and range of his interests, see the list of lectures he gave to the Belfast Natural History & Philosophical Society between 1853 and 1898 in Deane, op. cit., above, 162-3.
(6) Architect 9, 8 Feb 1873, 77; IB 15, 15 Feb 1873, 56.
(7) Deane, op. cit., above, 174-5,178.
(8) JRSAI 10 (1868-69), 212.
(9) JRSAI 19 (1889), list of members.
(10) See note 1, above.
(11) Belfast & Province of Ulster Directory (1861-62).
(12) IB 10, 15 Nov 1868, 283.
(13) Architect 22, 23 Aug 1879, 105.
(14) List of subscribers in APSD 8 (1892), p. 4 (local hon sec.).
(15) His address is sometimes given as No. 2 Wellington Place, which is part of the Scottish Provident Building.
(16) See note 10, above.
(17) JRSAI 10 (1868-69), 205.
(18) See note 8, above.


48 work entries listed in chronological order for YOUNG, ROBERT


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Building: CO. DOWN, HOLYWOOD, HIGH STREET, PRESBYTERIAN
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Building: CO. MONAGHAN, CLONES, PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
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Nature: New church, 1858.  Session room and schoolroom to rear, 1860ca. For Rev. John S. Gass.
Refs: Paul Harron, Architects of Ulster: Young & Mackenzie, a transformational provincial practice 1850-1960 (Ulster Architectural Heritage Society, 2016), 11(illus.),260.

Building: CO. ANTRIM, ANTRIM, HIGH STREET, PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
Date: 1852
Nature: New church. In coUuse of erection, Apr 1852. Black basalt with sandstone trims. FS laid 23 (or 25?) Aug 1852.
Refs: B 10, 24 Apr 1852, 268;  Armagh Guardian, 28 Aug 1852;  Paul Harron, Architects of Ulster: Young & Mackenzie, a transformational provincial practice 1850-1960 (Ulster Architectural Heritage Society, 2016), 9(illus.),260.

Building: CO. ANTRIM, WHITEABBEY, PRESBYTERIAN MANSE
Date: 1852
Nature: New manse in form of Tudor cottage, for Rev. John Lyle (brother in law of Robert Young).( Later replaced by larger manse.).
Refs: Paul Harron, Architects of Ulster: Young & Mackenzie, a transformational provincial practice 1850-1960 (Ulster Architectural Heritage Society, 2016), 299, citing W.B. McMurray, Then & Now 1833-1965 , Whiteabbey, 1965, 16, 27,32.

Building: CO. ANTRIM, WHITEHOUSE, HOUSEYOUNG
Date: 1853
Nature: New villa, for Dr John McMechan.  Contractor: Crawford.  Cost: over £1,200.
Refs: Paul Harron, Architects of Ulster: Young & Mackenzie, a transformational provincial practice 1850-1960 (Ulster Architectural Heritage Society, 2016), 299.

Building: CO. DOWN, HOLYWOOD, HOUSES (003)
Date: 1855
Nature: 3 2-storey interconnected villas with gables and barge boards for Mr Charnock.
Refs: Paul Harron, Architects of Ulster: Young & Mackenzie, a transformational provincial practice 1850-1960 (Ulster Architectural Heritage Society, 2016), 299.

Building: CO. DERRY, MAGHERAFELT, PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH (1ST)
Date: 1855-57
Nature: New church in Early English style, for the Salters' Company. Cost: £2,500.
Refs: Obituary by R.M. Young in RIBAJ 24 (1917-17), 119; James Stevens Curl, The Londonderry Plantation, 1609-1914 (1986), 331334,Pl.246;  Paul Harron, Architects of Ulster: Young & Mackenzie, a transformational provincial practice 1850-1960 (Ulster Architectural Heritage Society, 2016), 9(ILLUS.),143(illus.),260.

Building: CO. DERRY, MAGHERAFELT, BROAD STREET, NO. 041 (SALTERS' COMPANY AGENT'S OFFICE)
Date: 1855a
Nature: New gabled office with fretted bargeboards based on Agent's office at Kilrea, costing £980. Company's arms affixed to building in 1855.
Refs: James Stevens Curl, The Londonderry Plantation, 1609-1914 (1986), 331,Pl.241;  Paul Harron, Architects of Ulster: Young & Mackenzie, a transformational provincial practice 1850-1960 (Ulster Architectural Heritage Society, 2016), 300(ILLUS.)  

Building: CO. DERRY, KILLYBOGGIN, SCHOOL
Date: 1856
Nature: Designs for same 'in a vaguely 17th century manner' for Salters' Company. Contractor: S. Crawford.
Refs: James Stevens Curl, The Londonderry Plantation, 1609-1914 (1986), 340;  Paul Harron, Architects of Ulster: Young & Mackenzie, a transformational provincial practice 1850-1960 (Ulster Architectural Heritage Society, 2016), 334.

Building: CO. DERRY, BALLYRONAN, SCHOOL
Date: 1856
Nature: New school, costing £464. Contractor: S. Crawford
Refs: James Stevens Curl, The Londonderry Plantation, 1609-1914 (1986), 340;  Paul Harron, Architects of Ulster: Young & Mackenzie, a transformational provincial practice 1850-1960 (Ulster Architectural Heritage Society, 2016), 334(illus.).

Building: CO. MONAGHAN, CLONES, MONAGHAN STREET, PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
Date: 1856-1858
Nature: New church on land given by Sir Thomas Barrett Lennard in 1856. Gothic. . Tenders published, Aug 1856. Opened by Dr Henry Cooke, May 1858.  RY also designed adjoining schoolhouse in 1860. (But see also William Joseph Barre.)
Refs: Paul Harron, Architects of Ulster: Young & Mackenzie, a transformational provincial practice 1850-1960 (Ulster Architectural Heritage Society, 2016), 11(illus.),260.

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, CAVE HILL, MARTLETT TOWERS
Date: 1856p
Nature: Large Italianate house for Joseph Magill, linen merchant. Contractors: James & John Ross. Cost: £2.050.  Demolished, 1957, but gate lodge survives (2016).
Refs: R.M. Young in RIBAJ 24 (1916-17), 119;  information from J.A.K. Dean, May 2015;  Paul Harron, Architects of Ulster: Young & Mackenzie, a transformational provincial practice 1850-1960 (Ulster Architectural Heritage Society, 2016), 299.

Building: UNITED STATES, COLONIAL HEIGHTS, ELLERSLIE
Date: 1857
Nature: Italianate mansion for David Dunlop, tobacco grower. (Remodelled, 1910.)
Refs: Paul Harron, Architects of Ulster: Young & Mackenzie, a transformational provincial practice 1850-1960 (Ulster Architectural Heritage Society, 2016), 300;  for illus. see DHR Virginia Department of Historic Resource, http://www.dhr.virginia.gov/registers/Cities/Colonial_Heights/Ellerslie_photo.htm (last visited, May 2017).

Building: CO. DOWN, HOLYWOOD, HIGH STREET, PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH (2ND)
Date: 1857-58
Nature: New Early English T-plan church. Cost: £1000. Builder: Samuel Moore's, Morrow's Lane. Plasterwork by William Hayes, Marino. Adjoining schoolhouse and minister's room added in 1870.
Refs: Paul Harron, Architects of Ulster: Young & Mackenzie, a transformational provincial practice 1850-1960 (Ulster Architectural Heritage Society, 2016), 60-61.

Building: CO. ANTRIM, LARNE, AGNEW STREET, CHURCH OF ST MACNISSI (RC)
Date: 1857-59
Nature: New church, replacing one of 1831 which had become too small.  eARLY eNGLISH gOTHIC STYLE. bAQSALT RUBBLE WITH SANDSTONE DRESSINGS. dedicated 17 Jul 1859
Refs: James O’Laverty, An historical account of the Diocese of Down and Connor, Ancient and Modern (1878), ?;  Paul Harron, Architects of Ulster: Young & Mackenzie, a transformational provincial practice 1850-1960 (Ulster Architectural Heritage Society, 2016), 144(illus.), 261.

Building: CO. DERRY, MAGHERAFELT, CASTLEDAWSON ROAD, GIRLS' SCHOOL
Date: 1858a
Nature: 'John Young' (sic) prepares plans for same, for Salters' Company. (Is this not really Robert Young?) Completed 1858. Contractor: Donnelly & McLaughlin.
Refs: James Stevens Curl, The Londonderry Plantation, 1609-1914 (1986), 331,Pl.242; Paul Harron, Architects of Ulster: Young & Mackenzie, a transformational provincial practice 1850-1960 (Ulster Architectural Heritage Society, 2016), 334(illus.).

Building: CO. DERRY, MAGHERAFELT, SCHOOL (RC)
Date: 1859
Nature: RY prepares plans for same. For Salters' Company..
Refs: James Stevens Curl, The Londonderry Plantation, 1609-1914 (1986), 335

Building: CO. DERRY, MAGHERAFELT, TOOME ROAD, HOUSES
Date: 1859
Nature: RY prepares plans for same. For Salters' Company. Contractor: Robert Donnelly.
Refs: James Stevens Curl, The Londonderry Plantation, 1609-1914 (1986), 335

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, OLDPARK, GIRDWOOD'S PRINT WORKS
Date: 1860
Nature: New premises begun early 1860 and finished Sept 1860. Contractor: Stewart. Dispute between Stewart and Girdwood re payment withheld by Girdwood on account of some defects in execution.
Refs: DB 3, 15 Aug 1861, 598

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, YORK STREET, NON-SUBSCRIBING PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
Date: 1860
Nature: Mural tablet in porch, in memory of Rev. David Hamilton, executed by Fitzpatricks..
Refs: DB 2, 1 Sep 1860, 330.

Building: CO. DERRY, MAGHERAFELT, CASTLEDAWSON ROAD, HOUSES (006)
Date: 1860
Nature: 6 houses, for Salters' Company. Contractor: Kirkpatrick. Cost: £1,400.
Refs: James Stevens Curl, The Londonderry Plantation, 1609-1914 (1986), 335

Building: CO. ARMAGH, LURGAN, EDWARD STREET, MANOR HOUSE
Date: 1860
Nature: Villa residence and offices for John Hancock, agent to Lord Brownlow.   Tenders invited, Mar 1860.
Refs: Armagh Guardian, 6 Mar 1860;  Paul Harron, Architects of Ulster: Young & Mackenzie, a transformational provincial practice 1850-1960 (Ulster Architectural Heritage Society, 2016), 300.

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, DONEGALL PLACE, MSSRS. RIDDEL
Date: 1860
Nature: New wholesale and retail hardware warehouse.
Refs: Paul Harron, Architects of Ulster: Young & Mackenzie, a transformational provincial practice 1850-1960 (Ulster Architectural Heritage Society, 2016), 74,242.

Building: CO. DERRY, MAGHERAFELT, HOUSES (003)
Date: 1860ca
Nature: 3 dwelling houses for Salters' Company.
Refs: Paul Harron, Architects of Ulster: Young & Mackenzie, a transformational provincial practice 1850-1960 (Ulster Architectural Heritage Society, 2016), 300.

Building: CO. DERRY, MAGHERAFELT, MEETING HOUSE STREET, HOUSES
Date: 1861
Nature: RY prepares plans for cottages. For Salters' Company.
Refs: James Stevens Curl, The Londonderry Plantation, 1609-1914 (1986), 335

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, GLENCAIRN ROAD, GLENCAIRN
Date: 1861
Nature: Gate lodgeat entrance to Glencairn House, for Josias Cunningham. (Demolished.)
Refs: Paul Harron, Architects of Ulster: Young & Mackenzie, a transformational provincial practice 1850-1960 (Ulster Architectural Heritage Society, 2016), 301(illus.).

Building: CO. DERRY, MAGHERAFELT, MANOR HOUSE
Date: 1861-62
Nature: RY supervised execution of design by Robert Garland. Residence for Salters' Company's agent.
Refs: James Stevens Curl, The Londonderry Plantation, 1609-1914 (1986), 335

Building: CO. DERRY, MAGHERAFELT, MANSE
Date: 1861-62
Nature: Designed by RY but burnt down on eve of completion.
Refs: James Stevens Curl, The Londonderry Plantation, 1609-1914 (1986), 331.

Building: CO. DERRY, DERRY, QUEEN STREET (& PATRICK STREET), FACTORY (HOGG, MACINTYRE & CO.)
Date: 1862-63
Nature: Large factory. Contractor: McClelland.
Refs: DB 4, 15 Nov 1862, 296; W.S. Ferguson, A.J. Rowan, J.J. Tracey, Historic Buildings…in and near the City of Derry (UAHS, 1970), 46

Building: CO. DERRY, DERRY, QUEEN STREET (& PATRICK STREET), CITY SHIRT FACTORY (MCINTYRE, HOGG, MARSH & CO.)
Date: 1862-63
Nature: New factory building.
Refs: Paul Harron, Architects of Ulster: Young & Mackenzie, a transformational provincial practice 1850-1960 (Ulster Architectural Heritage Society, 2016), 12(illus.),64-65(illus.),242

Building: CO. DERRY, MAGHERAFELT, RAINEY STREET, RAINEY ENDOWED SCHOOL
Date: 1863
Nature: RY designs for same approved 1863. For Salters' Company. Contractor: Kirkpatrick. Cost: £1,332.
Refs: W.H. Maitland, History of Magehrafelt (1916), 64; James Stevens Curl, The Londonderry Plantation, 1609-1914 (1986), 335,340,Pl.252;  Paul Harron, Architects of Ulster: Young & Mackenzie, a transformational provincial practice 1850-1960 (Ulster Architectural Heritage Society, 2016), 111(ILLUS.),334-335.

Building: CO. ANTRIM, ANTRIM, MILLROW, PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH (1ST)
Date: 1863
Nature: Rebuilding of church of 1834 destroyed by fire in 1862. Cost: £1,730.17s.6d.
Refs: Paul Harron, Architects of Ulster: Young & Mackenzie, a transformational provincial practice 1850-1960 (Ulster Architectural Heritage Society, 2016), 11(illus.),262.

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, SHANKILL ROAD, NO. 236A (ARGYLE PLACE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH)
Date: 1864
Nature: New church between Conway St and Wilton St. recently completed and opened 17 Apr 1864. Red and white brick with cut-stone belfry. Pulpit 'unique in design' in arched recess. (Detailed description). Builder: McLaughlin & Harvey, York St.. Total cost will be about £1,400.
Refs: DB 6, 1 May 1864, 82; B 22, ? ? 1864, 339;   Paul Harron, Architects of Ulster: Young & Mackenzie, a transformational provincial practice 1850-1960 (Ulster Architectural Heritage Society, 2016), 262.

Building: CO. ARMAGH, LURGAN, DRAINAGE
Date: 1866
Nature: Drainage of SW district.to be carried out. Loan of £1,200 nfrom Public Works Loan Commissioners.
Refs: DB 8, 15 May 1866, 133

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, ?, JOHN CHARTERS & CO.
Date: 1866
Nature: Large adds.
Refs: IB 9, 15 Jan 1867, 21

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, WELLINGTON PARK, NO. 028 & 30
Date: 1866
Nature: Large pair of 3-storey polychrome brick houses. For Thomas Fraser, 24 Callender St, of the Ferguslie Fireclay Works, Queen's Bridge.
Refs: PRONI, Young & Mackenzie papers, D2194/2/1; Paul Larmour, The Architectural Heritage of Malone & Stranmillis (UAHS, 1991), 179;  Paul Harron, Architects of Ulster: Young & Mackenzie, a transformational provincial practice 1850-1960 (Ulster Architectural Heritage Society, 2016), 219(illus.),301.

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, ?, WEAVING FACTORY (GAMBLE & SHILLINGTON)
Date: 1867
Nature: Large weaving factory in course of erection near the asylum. Will accommodate 500-600 looms. Contractor: McLaughlin & Harvey
Refs: IB 9, 115 Jan 1867, 21

Building: CO. DERRY, MONEYMORE, HIGH STREET, HOUSES
Date: 1867
Nature: Houses on W side 'apparently' designed by Young of Belfast. (but based on designs by W.J. Booth) Contractor: George Tipping.
Refs: PRONI, Young & Mackenzie papers, D2194/2/1; James Stevens Curl, The Londonderry Plantation, 1609-1914 (1986), 227

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, CRUMLIN ROAD, PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH SCHOOL
Date: 1867
Nature: New?
Refs: B. of I. (no source given)

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, BOTANIC ROAD, HOUSES (002)
Date: 1869
Nature: 2 houses for Joseph Anderson of Callender St. R. Young paid for same, 11 Dec 1869.
Refs: PRONI, Young & Mackenzie papers, D2194/2/1

Building: CO. LOUTH, CARLINGFORD, PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
Date: 1869
Nature: New church for Rev. William J. McCully on site given by Lord Clermont. 4-bay hall of dark limestone dressed with Newry granite. Begun Spring 1870. Opened 18 Jun 1871. Contractor: Thomas Browne.
Refs: PRONI, D2194/2/1; IB 11, 1 Jun 1869, 135; 12, 1 May 1870, 110; 13, 1 Jul 1871, 175; Christine Casey & Alistair Rowan, The Buildings of Ireland: North Leinster (1993), 179;  illus. in Laurence Kirkpatrick, Presbyterians in Ireland: an illustrated history (Booklink, 2006), 298;  Paul Harron, Architects of Ulster: Young & Mackenzie, a transformational provincial practice 1850-1960 (Ulster Architectural Heritage Society, 2016), 14(illus.),262.

Building: CO. DONEGAL, DUNFANAGHY, PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
Date: 1875-78
Nature: New church in Romanesque style. For Rev. W. Kane. Opened 6 Oct 1878 by Rev. Dr Porter, Belfast. Contractor: Colhoun Bros.
Refs: PRONI, Young & Mackenzie papers, D2194/2/1; Belfast News Letter, 30 Sep 1878 (p.7); Alistair Rowan, The Buildings of Ireland: North West Ulster (1979), 255;  illus in Laurence Kirkpatrick, Presbyterians in Ireland: an illustrated history (Booklink, 2006),  213;  Paul Harron, Architects of Ulster: Young & Mackenzie, a transformational provincial practice 1850-1960 (Ulster Architectural Heritage Society, 2016), 161(illus.), 266.


Building: CO. DOWN, CULTRA, HOUSE
Date: 1926
Nature: New house for Craig McCormick.
Refs: Paul Harron, Architects of Ulster: Young & Mackenzie, a transformational provincial practice 1850-1960 (Ulster Architectural Heritage Society, 2016), 331-2.

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, CHICHESTER PARK, RATHVARNA
Date: ?
Nature: House for himelf. Gothic.
Refs: Obituary by R.M. Young in RIBAJ 24 (1916-17), 119-20;  Paul Harron, Architects of Ulster: Young & Mackenzie, a transformational provincial practice 1850-1960 (Ulster Architectural Heritage Society, 2016), 22(illus.),37(illus.),42(illus.),51(illus.),202(illus.),203(illus.) 308-9.  

Building: CO. DERRY, MAGHERAFELT, MARKET HOUSE
Date: ?
Nature: RY makes proposal for same for Salters' Company. (Not executed?)
Refs: James Stevens Curl, The Londonderry Plantation, 1609-1914 (1986), 340

Building: CO. DERRY, MAGHERAFELT, CHARITY STREET, GRAIN STORE & MARKET
Date: ?
Nature: RY makes proposal for 19-bay 3 storey building with arcade of 9 arches at ground level for Salters' Company. Built to a much reduced plan. Contractor: S. Crawford (£920). Clerk of Works: David Munce.
Refs: James Stevens Curl, The Londonderry Plantation, 1609-1914 (1986), 331

Building: CO. DERRY, LOUP, MANSE
Date: ?
Nature: New manse designed by RY?
Refs: James Stevens Curl, The Londonderry Plantation, 1609-1914 (1986), 331

Building: CO. ANTRIM, GLENDUN, RAILWAY VIADUCT
Date: ?
Nature: 'The three-arched viaduct spanning Glendun Valley was his design' (Deane, ed.) For Belfast & Ballymena Railway. Cost: £17,000.
Refs: Tourist's Illustrated Handbook for Ulster (1854), 216; Arthur Deane, ed., The Belfast Natural History and Philosophical Society Centenary Volume, 1821-1921 (Belfast, 1924), 116

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Young, Robert 'The duty of preserving national monuments' 1872 IB 14, 1,15 May 1872, 123,140. (Paper read to Natural History and Philosophical Society, Belfast.)