BLOUNT, GEORGE LEO WILLIE
- Born: 1870 Died: 1932
Architect and civil engineer of Belfast, Salisbury and London. George Blount, son of Clavell William Simpson Blount, an officer in the Royal Navy, and his wife Elisabeth Ann, née Plant,(1) was born in Aldeburgh, Suffolk, in on 2 March 1870.(2) He was educated at Christ's Hospital, London,(3) and served his articles with HENRY SEAVER in Belfast . In 1891, after spending a further year as assistant to WILLIAM BATT  , he joined the temporary civil staff of the Royal Engineers in Belfast He remained in Belfast at least until 1897, also doing some private work. His employment then took him to Plymouth and to Salisbury, where he opened his own office in March 1905. He remained in England - later moving to London - until his death in 1932. He was a subscriber to George Lister Sutcliffe,ed., The Principles and Practice of Modern House-Construction (London, 1898).(4)
George Blount was an elder brother of ADELS ALEXANDER BLOUNT.
RIAI: proposed for membership 1 February 1897 by ROBERT GRAEME WATT , seconded by GEORGE WILLIAM CROWE , and elected 5 April 1897.(5) Recommended for fellowship by FREDERICK HAYES , JAMES HENRY WEBB and HENRY HOUGHTON HILL , 1924, and duly raised 1924.(6)
Addresses: Work: Atlantic Buildings, Waring Street, Belfast, 1896-1900; Salisbury, 1905-1921; 5 Duke Street, Adelphi, London, 1922-1926;(7) 21 Buckingham Street, London, 1927-1929.(8)
Home: Hampton Terrace, Lisburn Road, Belfast, 1897;(9) The Cottage, Winterbourne Earls, Salisbury, l906.
All information in this entry not otherwise accounted for is from IAA, RIAI office archives (Acc. 93/136), membership forms 1878-1909 (extremely fragile)and from the entry on Blount in Directory of British Architects 1834-1914 (RIBA 2001), I, 206.
(4) MS list of subscribers from Belfast and other towns in the northern counties (photocopy in IAA, Acc. 2009/066).
(5) RIAI council minutes, 1 Feb,5 Apr 1897, 340,344.
(6) RIAI ?council minutes, 2 Jun 1824; JRIAI (1925), 7.
(7) JRIAI membership lists.
(8) See note 3, above.
(9) See note 4, above.
2 work entries listed in chronological order for BLOUNT, GEORGE LEO WILLIE
|Building:||CO. DOWN, HOLYWOOD, PLAS MERDYN|
|Nature:||House and stables for R.E. McClean.|
|Refs:||PRONI, W.H. Stephens & Sons papers, D1898/1/18|
|Building:||CO. ANTRIM, MAGHERAGALL (LISBURN), CHURCH (CI)|
|Nature:||Extensive alts. & adds. by 'Mr Blount' of Belfast|
|Refs:||IB 39, 1 Oct 1897, 188|