Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Selected: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, FISHERWICK PLACE, PRESBYTERIAN ASSEMBLY BUILDING

Name: SCOTT, WILLIAM ALPHONSUS
Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, FISHERWICK PLACE, PRESBYTERIAN ASSEMBLY BUILDING
Date: 1899-1900
Nature: Competition entrant, with T.J. Byrne.
Refs: Perspective view in IAA, Acc. 87/98.1; see D.J. Griffin and S. Lincoln, Drawings from the Irish Architectural Archive (IAA, 1993), 69(illus.); IB 43, 1 Jan 1901, 591

Name: FENNELL, WILLIAM JOHN
Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, FISHERWICK PLACE, PRESBYTERIAN ASSEMBLY BUILDING
Date: 1899-1900
Nature: Competition entrant.
Refs: Design exh. RHA 1905, no. 337; IB 47, 6 May 1905, 310

Name: BYRNE, THOMAS JOSEPH
Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, FISHERWICK PLACE, PRESBYTERIAN ASSEMBLY BUILDING
Date: 1899-1900
Nature: Competition entrant, with W.A. Scott.
Refs: Perspective view in IAA, Acc. 87/98.1; see D.J. Griffin and S. Lincoln, Drawings from the Irish Architectural Archive (IAA, 1993), 69(illus.)

Name: SAVAGE, RUPERT #
Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, FISHERWICK PLACE, PRESBYTERIAN ASSEMBLY BUILDING
Date: 1899-1900
Nature: Winner of first prize in abortive competition (Assessor: Thomas Drew).
Refs: Design exh. RA, 1901, no. 1572; repr. in Building NewsBuilding News78, 14 Jan 1900, 840; 80, 3 May 1901, 595(illus. in supplement).

Name: LAIDLAW, WILLIAM CARRUTHERS #
Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, FISHERWICK PLACE, PRESBYTERIAN ASSEMBLY BUILDING
Date: 1899-1900
Nature: WCL. awarded 3rd prize in competition.
Refs: B 79, ? ? 1900, 447; Building News 80, 5 Apr 1901, 471(illus.)

Name: HANSTOCK, WALTER #
Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, FISHERWICK PLACE, PRESBYTERIAN ASSEMBLY BUILDING
Date: 1899-1900
Nature: Winner of second prize in abortive competition (Assessor: Thomas Drew).
Refs: B 79, ? ? 1900, 447; Building News78, 14 Jan 1900, 840 (design. repr. in supplement)

Name: YOUNG & MACKENZIE
Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, FISHERWICK PLACE, PRESBYTERIAN ASSEMBLY BUILDING
Date: 1899-1905
Nature: New Assembly bulding on site of old Fisherwick Presbyterian Church. Late Perp. style with square tower with corwn spire like St Giles's Cathdral, Edinburgh. Y & M appointed architects for same, after competition had been held. Decision of Thomas Drew, the assessor, was overridden and Y & M appointed instead. Opened 5 Jun 1905 by Duke of Argyll. Contractor: Robert Corry. Cost: £70,000. Design claimed by Robert Magill Young in Who's Who in Architecture (1923). Architectural sculputre by Purdy & Millard and J. Edgar Winter.
Refs: PRONI, W.H. Stephens & Sons papers, D1898/1/39-40; IB 42, 1 Nov,1 Dec 1900, 533,555,557,571; 43, 20 Jun,7 Nov,5 Dec 1901, 767,928,967; 44, 2,30 Jan,8 May,5 Jun,20 Nov 1902, 992,1021,1238,1270,1272(illus.),1488; 47, 17 Jun 1905, 406,414(illus.); Jubilee No. (1909), 41; B 79, ? ? 1900, 447; 80. 15 Jun 1901, 590; 82, 26 Apr 1902, 427; 88, 10 Jun 1905, 635; 112, 5 Jan 1917, 11(illus.); 74, 19 Nov 1932, 1042; Building News 79, 14 Dec 1900, 840,843; 87, 8 Jul 1904, 41; 89, 11 Aug 1905, 177(illus.); C.E.B. Brett, Buildings of Belfast (2nd ed., 1985), 69-70; Marcus Patton, Central Belfast: an historical gazetteer (UAHS, 1993),146-147,171(illus.);  Paul Harron, Architects of Ulster: Young & Mackenzie, a transformational provincial practice 1850-1960 (Ulster Architectural Heritage Society, 2016), xiii(illus.),xiv(illus.),5(illus.),19(illus.),24(illus.),165-183(illus.),239(illus.),285.


Name: CORRY, ROBERT *
Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, FISHERWICK PLACE, PRESBYTERIAN ASSEMBLY BUILDING
Date: 1900-1905
Nature: Built by RC to designs by Young & Mackenzie.
Refs: Paul Larmour, Belfast: an illustrated architectural guide (1987), 66, no. 150(illus.)

Name: WARD & PARTNERS *
Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, FISHERWICK PLACE, PRESBYTERIAN ASSEMBLY BUILDING
Date: 1905
Nature: D.G. Barkley memorial window.
Refs: Paul Harron, Architects of Ulster: Young & Mackenzie, a transformational provincial practice 1850-1960 (Ulster Architectural Heritage Society, 2016), 25(illus.).

Name: PURDY & MILLARD *
Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, FISHERWICK PLACE, PRESBYTERIAN ASSEMBLY BUILDING
Date: 1905a
Nature: Carving on upper floors by Purdy & Millard (excluding carving around entrances and on ground storey and portrait of John Knox indoors which is by J. Edgar Winter).
Refs: IB 47, ? ? 1905, 194; C.E.B. Brett, Buildings of Belfast (2nd ed., 1985), 70; Paul Larmour, Belfast: an illustrated architectural guide (1987), 66 (no.150); Marcus Patton, Central Belfast: an historical gazetteer (UAHS, 1993),146,171(illus.)

Name: WINTER, JOSEPH (OR JAMES) EDGAR *
Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, FISHERWICK PLACE, PRESBYTERIAN ASSEMBLY BUILDING
Date: 1905a
Nature: External carving around entrances and on ground storey and portrait of John Knox indoors). Other carving by Purdy & Millard.
Refs: C.E.B. Brett, Buildings of Belfast (2nd ed., 1985), 70; Paul Larmour, Belfast: an illustrated architectural guide (1987), 66 (no.150); Marcus Patton, Central Belfast: an historical gazetteer (UAHS, 1993),146,171(illus.)

Name: DOUGLAS, WILLIAM JOSEPH *
Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, FISHERWICK PLACE, PRESBYTERIAN ASSEMBLY BUILDING
Date: 1905ca
Nature: Ornamental rooflight in main assembly hall, and 6-light Barkly memorial window in minor hall.
Refs: Paul Larmour, The Arts and Crafts Movement in Ireland (Belfast, 1992), 118(illus.)

Name: STEVENSON, SAMUEL, & SONS
Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, FISHERWICK PLACE, PRESBYTERIAN ASSEMBLY BUILDING
Date: 1937
Nature: Alts.
Refs: IB 79, 3 Apr 1937, 313