Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Architect and engineer, of Cork, London and St Leonard's-on-Sea, Sussex. Richard Arthur Hill, a grandson of THOMAS HILL THOMAS HILL , who was born in 1841, was articled to his uncle HENRY HILL  HENRY HILL in Cork in 1855. After studying engineering at Queen's College, Cork, from 1859 to 1862, he went to University College, London, and then worked as an assistant to various English architects before setting up in independent practice at St Leonard's-on-Sea, Sussex, in 1868. The English census of 1881 records him as an architect and surveyor living in St Leonards with an English wife, Clara, some five years older than himself, a cook and a housemaid. He died in 1891.

Richard Arthur Hill may be the same person as the Richard A. Hill who designed a 'new and splendid ball court' for the Neptune Rowing Club at Ringsend, Dublin, in 1861.(1)

RIBA: elected fellow, 20 March 1882, proposed by G. Vulliamy, F.H. Fowler and H. Jones.

Address: 19 Pevensey Road, St Leonard's-on-Sea, Sussex, <=1881->=1882.

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All information in this entry is from Directory of British Architects 1834-1914 (RIBA 2001), I, 911. Richard Arthur Hill does not appear on the Hill family tree in the possession of Colin Hill, 104 Bayard Lane, Princeton, NJ, 08540, USA (copy presented to IAA by Gerard Kennedy) but was probably a son of one of Thomas Hill's two youngest sons, Arthur Hill (1816-1842) or George Hill (1818-1850).

(1) DB 3, 15 Mar 1861, 460

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Date: 1861
Nature: A 'new and splendid ball court' designed by Richard A. Hill (i.e. Richard Arthur Hill?)
Refs: DB 3, 15 Mar 1861, 460