Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Cornish artist, who taught at the Belfast College of Art from the age of twenty-three until his retirement in 1953. In 1935 Penprase began to construct Bendhu, an idosyncratic modernist concrete house for himself on the cliffs above Ballintoy harbour in Co. Antrim.   He continued to work on for forty years, almost until his death. See Andrew Cowser, Bendhu and its builders (UAHS, 2009).




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Building: CO. ANTRIM, BALLINTOY, BENDHU
Date: 1935-1975
Nature: House designed and constructed by NP for himself.  Concrete, reinforced with recycled railway lines and other materials.
Refs: C.E.B. Brett, Buildings of County Antrim (UAHS, 1996), 213(illus.), Pl.14b;  Andrew Cowser, Bendhu and its builders (UAHS, 2009).