Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Architectural partnership of Derry and Belfast formed between JOHN BOYD  JOHN BOYD and WILLIAM BATT  WILLIAM BATT circa 1862. The practice is described as of Londonderry and Belfast in 1862 and 1863.(1) By 1869 it was based in Donegall Square, Belfast. It was dissolved in 1871.(2) Pupils and assistants in the office included TIMOTHY HEVEY TIMOTHY HEVEY . See also GEORGE A. BOYD.  GEORGE A. BOYD.

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(1) DB 4, 1 Oct 1862, 254; 5, 15 May 1863, 81.
(2) Northern Star & Ulster Observer, 28 Mar 1871, 2, cited by Sean O'Reilly, 'Timothy Hevey (1846-1878): an episode in Irish High Victorian architecture', PhD thesis, submitted to the National University of Ireland, June 1994, 25.


31 work entries listed in chronological order for BOYD & BATT


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Building: CO. TYRONE, OMAGH, CASTLE STREET, COUNTY GAOL
Date: 1861-62
Nature: Improvements to male portion.  Tenders invited, Apr 1861. Contractor: Francis McGaughey.
Refs: Armagh Guardian, 19 Apr 1861; DB 4, 1 Jun,1 Oct 1862, 142,254

Building: CO. TYRONE, OMAGH, EDENFEL
Date: 1862
Nature: House, for Capt. Lewis Mansergh Buchanan; 'a large multi-gabled and aggressively picturesqe villa with decorative bargeboards, hip knob, and ornamental chimneys' (Rowan). Contractor: Mullen, Omagh.
Refs: DB 4, 1 Oct 1862, 254; Alistair Rowan, The Buildings of Ireland: North West Ulster (1979), 449

Building: CO. TYRONE, SESKINORE HOUSE
Date: 1862
Nature: Extensive additions for George Perry McClintock. Contractor: Matthew McClelland. (House demolished.)
Refs: DB 4, 15 Mar,1 Oct 1862, 72,254

Building: CO. DERRY, DERRY, GREAT JAMES'S STREET, 3RD PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
Date: 1863
Nature: B & B win limited competition for remodelling 'Dr Denham's church'.
Refs: DB 5, 15 May 1863, 81; Alistair Rowan, The Buildings of Ireland: North West Ulster (1979), 387

Building: CO. CORK, CORK, COMMONS ROAD (MILLFIELD), CORK SPINNING & WEAVING CO.
Date: 1864
Nature: New flax mill for Cork Spinning & Weaving Co.erected at cost of £1,500. Cost to rise as expansion takes place. Contractor: Richard Evans.(Now Sunbeam Factory.)
Refs: B 22, 22 Oct 1864, 781;  Colin Rynne, The Industrial Archaeology of Cork City and its Environs  (1999),98-99,100(illus.)

Building: CO. ARMAGH, ASHFORT HOUSE
Date: 1865
Nature: Improvements & additions 'to be carried out soon in a free and ornamental adaptation of the Italian style'. New porch, front windows, cut stone window dressings &c.
Refs: DB 7, 15 Oct 1865, 249

Building: CO. CORK, CORK, DOUGLAS ROAD, UNION WORKHOUSE
Date: 1865
Nature: B & B win competition for design of fever hospital.
Refs: DB 7, 15 Jan 1865, 26

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, KNOCK, HOUSES (002)
Date: 1865
Nature: 2 new villas at Knock Station on Co. Down Railway, one with a small tower. Contractor: Croft, Belfast.
Refs: DB 7, 15 Oct 1865, 249

Building: CO. DOWN, NEWTOWNARDS, WEST STREET, PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
Date: 1865-1867
Nature: New church in Early Pointed Gothic style, with 130 ft tower & spire. To seat 550. Site granted and cost borne by Thomas Strain, Esq. FS laid 6 Mar 1866 by J. Brownlow; opened May 1867. Contractor: John Hanna, Newtownards.
Refs: DB 7, 1 Nov 1865, 263; 8, 15 Mar 1866, 77; IB 9, 1 Jun 1867, 140

Building: CO. CAVAN, COOTEHILL, WEAVING FACTORY
Date: 1866
Nature: -
Refs: DB 8, 1 Jun 1866, 147

Building: CO. ARMAGH, PORTADOWN, SOAP FACTORY WITH SHOP, OFFICES & WORKMEN'S HOUSES
Date: 1866
Nature: -
Refs: DB 8, 1 Jun 1866, 147

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, QUEEN'S UNIVERSITY AREA, HOUSES (008)
Date: 1866
Nature: Terrace of 8 houses at rear of Queen's College.
Refs: DB 8, 15 May 1866, 133

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, WEAVING FACTORY
Date: 1866
Nature: -
Refs: DB 8, 1 Jun 1866, 161

Building: CO. ANTRIM, ANTRIM, CHURCH STREET, METHODIST CHURCH
Date: 1866-1867
Nature: New church replacing chapel of 1806. Gothic. Internal dimensions 50' x 24'. Brick with coloured bricks interspersed.
Refs: DB 8, 1 Jun,1 Jul 1866, 147,173; W.D. Girvan, R. Oram, A. Rowan, Historic Buildings…in Antrim & Ballymena (UAHS, 1969), 6 (no. 6)

Building: CO. DERRY, MAGHERAFELT, UNION ROAD, PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
Date: 1866-67
Nature: New church on site granted by Salters' Company. Begun Spring 1866. Contractor: George R. Tipping.
Refs: DB 7, 1 Nov 1865, 263; 8, 15 Apr 1866, 106; IB 9, 1 Oct 1867, 263; Alistair Rowan, The Buildings of Ireland: North West Ulster (1979), 413; obituary from unidentified Belfast newspaper, 16 Jul 1919, in newspaper cuttings album from RIAI, now in IAA, Acc. 80/51, p.31

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, HIGH STREET, NO. 002 (SCOTTISH WIDOWS' LIFE ASSURANCE OFFICE)
Date: 1867-1868
Nature: New office in Renaissance style. (Demolished 1961.)
Refs: IB 9, 1 Nov 1867, 287; 10, 1 Nov 1868, 273; Marcus Patton, Central Belfast: an historical gazetteer (UAHS, 1993), 189

Building: CO. DOWN, HOLYWOOD, TUDOR HOUSE
Date: 1868
Nature: Restoration after fire, for George Murney, nearly complet in Nov 1868,
Refs: IB 10, 1 Nov 1868, 273

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, ALBION STREET, PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH SCHOOL
Date: 1868
Nature: -
Refs: Paul Larmour, Belfast: an illustrated architectural guide (1987), 23.

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, ?, ST LUKE'S CHURCH SCHOOL
Date: 1868
Nature: New Early English Gothic school opened Apr 1868. Whinstone walls. 46'9 x 25'. Contractor: McLaughlin & Harvey, Belfast.
Refs: IB 10, 15 Apr 1868, 103

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, GREAT VICTORIA STREET, PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
Date: 1868
Nature: Schoolhouse at rear of church.
Refs: Marcus Patton, Central Belfast: an historical gazetteer (UAHS, 1993), 169

Building: CO. ARMAGH, PORTADOWN, ARMAGH ROAD, PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH (2ND)
Date: 1868-1869
Nature: Small Gothic church. FS laid 8 Sep 1868 by Duke of Manchester. Opened Mar or Apr 1869. Contractor: John Collen, Portadown. To cost £1,000.
Refs: IB 10, 15 Sep 1868, 233; 11, 15 Mar 1869, 71; B 27, 3 Apr 1869, 273;  Kevin V. Mulligan, The Buildings of Ireland: South Ulster (2013), 505.

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, DUNLUCE AVENUE, NO. 005-19
Date: 1868-1869
Nature: -
Refs: Paul Larmour, The Architectural Heritage of Malone & Stranmillis (UAHS, 1991), 59

Building: CO. LOUTH, ARDEE, TOWN HALL
Date: 1869
Nature: Competition entrants, who won £20 first prize. Project not carried out.
Refs: P.J. Geraghty, 'Urban improvement and the erection of municipal buildings in County Louth during the eithteenth and nineteenth centuries', County Louth Archaeological and Historical Journal 23, no. 3 (1995), 300.

Building: CO. LOUTH, ARDEE, FILGATE HALL (PROPOSED)
Date: 1869
Nature: B & B win competiton.
Refs: IB 11, 1 Oct 1869, 225; 12, 15 Jun 1870, 135

Building: CO. ARMAGH, MULLADRY (PORTADOWN), ST SAVIOUR'S RECTORY
Date: 1869
Nature: Contr: John Collen, Portadown
Refs: IB 11, 15 Mar 1869, 71;  Kevin V. Mulligan, The Buildings of Ireland: South Ulster (2013), 176.

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, FORTWILLIAM PARK, HOUSE
Date: 1869
Nature: Italian style villa, for Hugh White. Brick with cut-stone dressings. Cost: £2,600.
Refs: IB 11, 15 Mar 1869, 71

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, GREAT VICTORIA STREET, WAREHOUSE
Date: 1869
Nature: New warehouse nearly opposite Ulster Railway Station nearing completion, Feb 1869. 3 storeys, with attic floor in mansard roof lighted by lofty dormers. Front faced with Allan & Mann's white brick. Cost: £3,000. Contractor: James McCracken & Son.
Refs: B 27, 27 Feb 1869, 171; IB 11, 15 Mar 1869, 71

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, VICTORIA STREET, NO. 080 (TOWN HALL & MUNICIPAL OFFICES)
Date: 1869
Nature: Competition entrants.
Refs: IB 11, 15 Apr 1869, 89

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, ULSTERVILLE AVENUE, NO. 029 & 31
Date: 1870
Nature: Pair of stuccoed terrace house with big timber porches.
Refs: Paul Larmour, The Architectural Heritage of Malone & Stranmillis (UAHS, 1991), 173

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, CARLISLE CIRCUS, ST ENOCH'S PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
Date: 1870ca
Nature: Unsuccessful competition entrants
Refs: IB 12, 15 Jun 1870, 135

Building: CO. ANTRIM, DONEGORE, CHURCH OF ST JOHN (CI)
Date: 1871
Nature: Addition of chancel, W. tower & spire & adjoining robing room (to church of 1659?) (East window, 1875).
Refs: Signed, undated drawings in RCB Library, portfolio 7 (repr. in on-line catalogue www.archdrawing.ireland.anglican.org);  Claude Costegalde & Brian Walker, The Church of Ireland: an illustrated history (2013),  229(ILLUS.).