Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Engineer to the Belfast Harbour Commissioners. Joseph Neill was born on 10 June 1905 and attended the Belfast Royal Academical Institution between 1916 and 1921. In 1923, following three years of private study, he was admitted to Queen's University, Belfast, where he read engineering. After graduating B.Sc. in 1926, he received his practical training in the office of W.K. Wallace, of Belfast. In 1930 he entered the Belfast Harbour Office as a junior assistant engineer under WILLIAM YOUNG CHAMBERLAIN. H WILLIAM YOUNG CHAMBERLAIN. H e spent the rest of his career there, succeeding J.H.A. Patton as principal engineer in 1956.(1) He appears to have retired by 1967.(2)

Inst.CE: admitted student, January 1927; passed section C of Examination, April 1928; elected associate member, 3 February 1931, and transferred to member, 17 February 1953; disappears from roll, 1969

Addresses: Work: Harbour Office, Corporation Square, Belfast. Home: The Acre Back, Whitehead, Co. Antrim, 1967.


All information in this entry not otherwise accounted for is from the records of the Inst.CE, kindly provided by Mrs Carol Morgan, archivist.

(1) IB 98, 15 Dec 1956, 1153.
(2) In 1967 he gave his home address, rather than the Harbour Office address, in his communications with Inst.CE.

1 work entries listed in chronological order for NEILL, JOSEPH MCFERRAN

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Date: 1929-31
Nature: Design and supervision of construction of sea-water swimming pool. With A.B. Dobson. Builder: Robert Colhoun, Derry. Estimated cost: £9,000. Actual cost: £9,000 or £10,000.
Refs: Candidate's circulars for admission as associate member and transfer to full member, Inst.CE (information from Mrs Carol Morgan, archivist, Inst.CE); IB 71, 12 Oct 1929, 915; 72, 15 Mar 1930, 255; 73, 23 May 1931, 453; Architect & Building News 123, 20 Jun 1930, 808.