Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Architect, of Glasgow, specializing in the design and restoration of churches,(1) for whom see Directory of British Architects 1834-1914 (RIBA 2001), I, 352, and Dictionary of Scottish Architects, www.scottisharchitects.org.uk.  Early in 1917 he was appointed architect to Belfast Cathedral in succession to Sir THOMAS DREW THOMAS DREW ,(2) and by September he had submitted drawings for several changes to Drew's design to the Cathedral Board.(3) His plans were not proceeded with before his death on 15 March 1922.(4) He was responsible for the design of the piers of the crossing, which were later executed under the direction of RICHARD MILLS CLOSE. RICHARD MILLS CLOSE. (5)

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(1) RIBAJ 29 (1921-22), 440.
(2) IB 59, 3 Mar 1917, 111.
(3) IB 59, 15 Sep 1917, 464; B 113, 28 Sep 1917, 181.
(4) See note 1, above.
(5) Information from David Walker, Edinburgh.


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Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, DONEGALL STREET, ST ANNE'S CATHEDRAL (CI)
Date: 1917
Nature: PMC proposes modifications to Drew's design, including an octagonal instead of a square central tower and porch and large flanking square towers for west end. His designs for foundation, crypt, floor and pillars of central crossing executed after his death in 1922 under supervision of R.M. Close.
Refs: IB 59, 15 Sep 1917, 464; Building News 113, 19 Sep 1917, 221; B 113, 28 Sep 1917, 181; John Frederick MacNeice, The Church of Ireland in Belfast (Belfast, 1931), 87;  information from David Walker, Edinburgh