Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Engineer, of Belfast, active in the 1860s. JAMES MUNCE JAMES MUNCE , who was the son of David Munce, states that he served a three-year pupilage with his father, an engineer in Belfast, from 1866 to 1869. David Munce had died by 1885.

A David Munce was clerk of works for the erection of the Corn Stores in Magherafelt to designs by ROBERT YOUNG  ROBERT YOUNG circa 1856,(1) which could indicate that he was Young's assistant. There is no engineer named David Munce in the Belfast and Province of Ulster Directory for 1852, the year of James Munce's birth, but a David Munce, stone mason, is listed, with an address at 67 Ship Street.


All information in this entry not otherwise attributed is from James Munce's candidate's circulars of 1885 and 1905 for election to associate membership of the Institution of Civil Engineers and for his subsequent transfer to full membership.

(1) James Stevens Curl, The Londonderry Plantation, 1609-1914 (1986), 331.