Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Selected: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, CUSTOM HOUSE SQUARE, CUSTOM HOUSE

Name: LANYON & LYNN
Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, CUSTOM HOUSE SQUARE, CUSTOM HOUSE
Date: 1847;1854-58
Nature: Designed by Lanyon, 1847; 'in progress of completion', Aug 1858. Italian Renaissance Palazzo style. Builder: D. & J. Fulton. Estimated cost: £35,000.
Refs: Designs in NA/PRO (Kew), 3760, also NA/PRO (Kew) MPD 140/5 (IAA, Edward McParland files, Acc.2008/44); elevation in NA/PRO (Kew), s. & d., 28 Apr 1847, repr. Michael Swift, Historical Maps of Ireland (1999), 138-9.; B 12, 15 Apr 1854, 197; 16, 28 Aug 1858, 591; 24th Annual Report of Commissioners of Public Works (Ireland) (1855), 26; APSD I,B 57; C.E.B. Brett, The Buildings of Belfast (2nd ed., 1985), 35; Paul Larmour, Belfast: an illustrated architectural guide (1987), 18 (no. 31, illus)

Name: LYNN, SAMUEL FERRES *
Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, CUSTOM HOUSE SQUARE, CUSTOM HOUSE
Date: 1854-57
Nature: Carving by Thomas Fitzpatrick and SFL (who designed arch spandril figures).
Refs: C.E.B. Brett notes, citing '1884 Directory'; Marcus Patton, Central Belfast: an historical gazetteer (UAHS, 1993), 95

Name: FITZPATRICK BROS. *
Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, CUSTOM HOUSE SQUARE, CUSTOM HOUSE
Date: 1857ca
Nature: Carving on seaward facade.
Refs: IB 2, 2 Jun 1860, 284; Brett (2nd ed.), 35 (illus. P. 45); Paul Larmour, Belfast: an illustrated architectural guide (1987), 18 (no. 31, illus.)

Name: UNKNOWN ARCHITECT
Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, CUSTOM HOUSE SQUARE, CUSTOM HOUSE
Date: 1861
Nature: 'very considerable alterations in order to provide increased accommodation. Also 2 fireproof strongrooms. Alts. carried out 'under the direction of persons appointed by the Board of Works'.
Refs: DB 3, 15 May 1861, 520