Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Architect, of London, for whom see Directory of British Architects 1834-1914 (RIBA 2001), I, 317. In Ireland Butterfield designed the chapel at St Columba's College, Rathfarnham, 1875-1880, and St Mark's CI Church, Dundela, Belfast, 1876-1878. In about 1870 he was also consulted about the feasibility of extending Bangor Abbey to create a new parish church.(1)

See WORKS, for Irish work only.



References



(1) Marcus Patton, Bangor: an historical gazetteer (UAHS, 1999), 39.


5 work entries listed in chronological order for BUTTERFIELD, WILLIAM #


Sort by date | Sort alphabetically


Building: CO. ANTRIM, LAMBEG, CHURCH (CI)
Date: 1849a
Nature: Reconstruction of church of 1737 apart from tower. Consecrated 1849.. To accommodate about 600. Erected by private subscription. Atributed to WB in parish history.
Refs: B 9, 31 May 1851, 346; B of I;  Claude Costegalde & Brian Walker, The Church of Ireland: an illustrated history (2013), 226(illus.).


Building: CO. ARMAGH, BALLYMOYER, CHURCH OF ST LUKE (CI)
Date: 1865
Nature: Font, installed by Rev. Garret Wall in memory of his son.
Refs: DB 7, 1 Jun 1865, 144;  Kevin V. Mulligan, The Buildings of Ireland: South Ulster (2013),174.

Building: CO. DUBLIN, RATHFARNHAM, COLLEGE ROAD, ST COLUMBA'S COLLEGE
Date: 1875-1880
Nature: New chapel. Designs in course of preparation, Dec 1875.Work began early Jul 1879  Cornerstone laid 1 Oct 1879. WB visits site, Mar 1880, when over £5000 already devoted to building. Dedicated to St Mark 1 Sep 1880. Cost about £7,000. Stained-glass windows designed by architect.
Refs: IB 17, 15 Dec 1875, 351; Irish Ecclesiastical Gazette 17, no. 199, 23 Dec 1875, 306;  21, no. 248, 1 Nov 1879, 712; 22, no. 12, 20 Mar 1880, 246;  Irish Times, 2 Sep 1880, 6;   B 39, 11 Sep 1880, 341; Architect 24, 4 Sep 1880, 158; ; Fred W. Attwood, 'History of St Columba's College', The Columban Annual (1933), 55.

Building: CO. CORK, CORK, BISHOP STREET, CATHEDRAL OF ST FINN BARRE (CI)
Date: 1876
Nature: Chalice and paten presented as memorial to Dean Edwards. Mainly from designs of WB. Manufacturers: Keith & Co., Denmark Street, London.
Refs: Irish Ecclesiastical Gazette 18, no. 202, 23 Mar 1876, 85

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, HOLYWOOD ROAD (DUNDELA), ST MARK'S CHURCH (CI)
Date: 1876-1878;1891
Nature: New church. FS laid 13 Oct 1876; consecrated 22 Aug 1878. Builders: Fitzpatrick Bros. Clerk of Works: Mr Wheeler. Cost: £10,304.  Chancel (36ft x 25ft) and transepts (20ft long) added to WB's design, 1891. New work consecrated 4 Jul 1891.
Refs: Contract drawings in Victoria & Albert Museum, RIBA Drawings Collection, PB295/4, see Margaret Richardson, ed., Catalogue of the Drawings Collection of the Royal Institute of British Architects: B (RIBA, 1972), 149, and British Architectural Library Catalogue, http://riba.sirsidynix.net.uk/uhtbin/cgisirsi/Y797ezRQUP/MAIN_CAT/266830134/9 (last visited apr 2009);  IB 33, 15 Jul 1891, 167;  John Frederick MacNeice, The church of Ireland in Belfast (Belfast, 1931), 37;  Hugh Dixon, Ulster Architecture 1800-1900 (UAHS, 1972), 20 (no. 88); PRONI, Fitzpatrick Bros. papers, D1905/1/1; IB 33, 15 Jul 1891, 167; Paul Larmour, Belfast: an illustrated architectural guide (1987), 44 (illus.);  Fred Rankin, ed., Clergy of Down and Dromore (Ulster Historical Foundation, 1996), 65(illus.); Simon Walker, Historic Ulster Churches (Institute of Irish Studies, 2000), 130-132(illus.);  interior illus. in Claude Costegalde & Brian Walker, The Church of Ireland: an illustrated history (2013), 186.