Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Architectural partnership, of Belfast, formed in November 1895 when ROBERT GRAEME WATT  ROBERT GRAEME WATT took the London architect FREDERICK HENRY TULLOCH  FREDERICK HENRY TULLOCH as a partner.(1) Most of their works as recorded in the Irish Builder are commercial buildings in Belfast. In 1905 they won the competition for designing three new public libraries in Belfast, and were awarded £5,000 each.(2) Their pupils included THOMAS ROBERT EAGAR THOMAS ROBERT EAGAR , EDWIN RIDDELL KENNEDY  EDWIN RIDDELL KENNEDY and Frederick Cross King (see KING & KING KING & KING ).

From 1901 or earlier WILLIAM HARTLEY PATTERSON  WILLIAM HARTLEY PATTERSON worked in the office and had apparently become a partner by the time he left in 1908 or 1909 to emigrate to Canada. In August 1909 his place was taken by Watt's former pupil NICHOLAS FITZSIMONS NICHOLAS FITZSIMONS , after which the practice was known as WATT TULLOCH & FITZSIMONS. WATT TULLOCH & FITZSIMONS. (3)

Address: 77a Victoria Street, Belfast, 1895-<=1908.(4)

See WORKS.



References



(1) B 69, 30 Nov 1895, 404.
(2) IB 47, 11,25 Feb 1905, 81,125.
(3) IB 51, 21 Aug 1909, 533.
(4) This is given as Patterson's address in RIAI list of members for 1908.


34 work entries listed in chronological order for WATT (GRAEME) & TULLOCH


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Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, LISBURN ROAD, BALMORAL SHOW GROUNDS
Date: 1895
Nature: Show buildings, for Eastern Agricultural Association.
Refs: PRONI, W.H. Stephens & Sons papers, D1898/1/21

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, NEWTOWNARDS ROAD (& EAST BREAD STREET), BELFAST ROPEWORK CO.
Date: 1895
Nature: Engine shed.
Refs: PRONI, W.H. Stephens & Sons papers, D1898/1/21

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, DONEGALL SQUARE, CITY HALL
Date: 1896
Nature: Watt & Tulloch placed second in first competition but declined to take part in final competition.
Refs: IB 38, 1 Dec 1896, 243; Building News 71, 11,18 Dec 1896, 843,897; 73, 23 Jul 1897, 113(illus.)

Building: CO. ARMAGH, ARMAGH, ABBEY STREET (& UPPER ENGLISH STREET), PROVINCIAL BANK
Date: 1896
Nature: New branch bank.
Refs: Plans, sections, elevations, in IAA, McCurdy & Mitchell Collection, 79/17.24/1-2; R. McKinstry, R. Oram, R. Weatherup, P. Wilson, The Buildings of Armagh (UAHS, 1992), 33,113-4;  Kevin V. Mulligan, The Buildings of Ireland: South Ulster (2013), 133.


Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, NORTH STREET, LICENSED PREMISES
Date: 1896
Nature: Public house, for A.H. Manderson.
Refs: PRONI, W.H. Stephens & Sons papers, D1898/1/23

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, ACADEMY STREET (& GREAT PATRICK STREET), BONDED WAREHOUSE (WILLIAM COWAN, LTD.)
Date: 1896-97
Nature: New bonded 5-storey warehouse has been erected. For William Cowan. Contractor: Robert Corry
Refs: PRONI, W.H. Stephens & Sons papers, D1898/1/22; IB 39, 15 Sep 1897, 180; B 73, 17 Jul 1897, 58

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, PETER'S HILL, NO. 002-16 (& MILLFIELD & BOYD STREET), SHOPS (007)
Date: 1898
Nature: Block of 7 shops in brick and stone with frontages on Peter's Hill, Millfield and Boyd Sts in progress. Contractor: Courtney & Co. Cost: £6,000.  For sale, Jun 1906.
Refs: IB 40, 15 Jan 1898, 16;  Irish Times, 20,23,26,28 Jun 1906.

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, NORTH STREET, SHOPS
Date: 1898
Nature: Block of shops in progress. Contractor: Courtney & Co. Cost: £2,500.
Refs: IB 40, 15 Jan 1898, 16

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, EAST BRIDGE STREET, ELECTRICITY STATION
Date: 1898
Nature: New electric station to replace one in Chapel Lane for Belfast Corporation. Red brick and Giffnock stone; 'pronounces by a competent authority to be one of the best electric light stations in the kingdom' (Irish Times). Cost: £25,000. Opened by Earl Cadogan, 18 Oct 1898. Contractor: J. & W. Stewart, Belfast.
Refs: Irish Times, 21 Sep,19 Oct 1898;  IB 40, 15 Oct 1898, 153; Building News 75, 21 Oct 1898, 568; C.E.B. Brett, Buildings of Belfast (2nd ed., 1985), 62.

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, ROYAL AVENUE, HOTEL
Date: 1899
Nature: Alts. & adds. Contractor: Courtney & Co.
Refs: IB 42, 15 Jan 1900, 246

Building: CO. ANTRIM, CRAWFORDSBURN HOUSE
Date: 1899
Nature: Farm buildings, entrance block, cattle byre, cottage, agent's house, for Lt. Col. Sharman Crawford.
Refs: PRONI, W.H. Stephens & Sons papers, D1898/1/32

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, LINFIELD STREET, NO. 001-13 (MURRAY, SONS, & CO.)
Date: 1900
Nature: New factory. 'The pagoda-like roofs, miniature columns, and elongated keystones…are all faracteristic of the younger man's [i.e. Tulloch's] work' (Larmour)
Refs: Paul Larmour, Belfast: an illustrated architectural guide (1987), 68 (no. 154, illus.)

Building: CO. DOWN, CARNALEA, HOME FARM LODGE
Date: 1900ca
Nature: 2-storey Arts & Crafts lodge in brick and roughcast with half-timbered gable.
Refs: Marcus Patton, Bangor: an historical gazetteer (UAHS, 1999), 59

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, CASTLE PLACE, NO. 002-6 (LEAHY, KELLY & LEAHY)
Date: 1901
Nature: Principal premises of Leahy Kelly & Kelly, tobacconists, remodelled and enlarged. Contractor: Courtney & Co.
Refs: IB 43, 24 Oct 1901, 916

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, PURDYSBURN, HOUSES (002)
Date: 1902
Nature: 2 new villas on Purdysburn estate.
Refs: IB 43, 10 Apr,6 Nov 1902, 1106,1472

Building: CO. DOWN, CULTRA HOUSE
Date: 1902
Nature: New manor house on Cultra estate for R.J. Kennedy. Free Ionic. Black stone with red sandstone dressings. Cost £10,000.
Refs: IB 43, 22 May 1902, 1254

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, ARTHUR STREET, STATE BUILDINGS
Date: 1902
Nature: New corner block with top floor loggia for Wright & Hunter, cabinetmakers.
Refs: IB 43, 27 Feb 1902, 1060; David Evans, An Introduction to Modern Ulster Architecture (UAHS, 1977), 1(illus.); Paul Larmour, Belfast: an illustrated architectural guide (1987), 68 (no. 155, illus.); Marcus Patton, Central Belfast: an historical gazetteer (UAHS, 1993), 20

Building: CO. DOWN, PURDYSBURN, LUNATIC ASYLUM
Date: 1902-04
Nature: 2 new villas on Purdysburn estate for Asylum committee, 1902.
Refs: IB 44, 10 Apr,6,20 Nov, 1902, 1106,1472,1492; 51st Report on District, Criminal and Private Lunatic Asylums (1902), 529

Building: CO. DOWN, DOWNPATRICK, DISTRICT LUNATIC ASYLUM
Date: 1902-1904
Nature: Adds. & alts. including new service building, Alts & adds.incl. additional male & female blocks, dining hall, farm buildings.
Refs: IB 44, 18 Dec 1902, 1526; 45, 1,15 Jan,26 Mar,7 May,4 Jun 1903, 1542,1556,1658,1742,1750,1814; 46, 27 Feb 1904, 122

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, WILLIAM STREET SOUTH, NO. 013-19. (& MONTGOMERY STREET) (WILLIAM A. ROSS & SON)
Date: 1902a;1909
Nature: Recent extension to W.A. Ross's mineral water factory, consisting of store and offices, 1902. Modified English Renaissance style, with square towers. Contractor: McLaughlin & Harvey. Another addition, 1909. Contractor: Robert Corry (£23,015).
Refs: B 82, 21 Jun 1902, 620-621; IB 43, 3 Jul 1902, 1301; 51, 6 Feb 1909, 82;  Marcus Patton, Central Belfast: an historical gazetteer (UAHS, 1993), 338

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, CASTLEREAGH STREET, MOUNTPOTTINGER PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
Date: 1903
Nature: Tenders invited for improvements, renovation & heating.
Refs: IB 45, 21 May 1903, 1765; B 84, 23 May 1903, 552

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, BALLYMACARRETT, MASONIC HALL
Date: 1903
Nature: New hall incourse of erection. Cost expected to be about £3,000.
Refs: B 85, 7 Nov 1903, 469

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, SANDOWN ROAD, DUN ALAISTER
Date: 1903
Nature: Proposed alts. and addition, for Alexander Martin. (But see also J.St J. Phillips)
Refs: Plans and specifications, 1903, in PRONI, D3884/1A (see PRONI e-catalogue).

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, DONEGALL PLACE, THOMPSON & SON
Date: 1904p
Nature: Tenders invited for erection of new premises for Mssrs Thompson on site of their existing restaurant.
Refs: IB 46, 8 Oct 1904, 674

Building: CO. SLIGO, SLIGO, WAREHOUSE (H. LYONS)
Date: 1905
Nature: Tenders invited for erecting same.
Refs: B 89, 16 Dec 1905, 658

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, OLDPARK ROAD, CARNEGIE LIBRARY
Date: 1905-06
Nature: New Tudor Gothic library, red brick with white stone dressings. lst of 3 designed by GW & T, built by Belfast corporation with grant of £15,000 from Andrew Carnegie.. Nearing completion, Nov 1905. Contractor: Robert Corry. Opened 30 Nov 1906.
Refs: IB 47, 11,25 Feb,22 Apr,18 Nov 1905, 81,125,258,816,800(illus.); 48, 15 Dec 1906, 1008; Brendan Grimes, Irish Carnegie Libraries: a catalogue and architectural history (1998), 210-211(illus.)

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, FALLS ROAD, PUBLIC LIBRARY
Date: 1905-08
Nature: New library. Classical. Second of 3 designed by GW & T (winners of competition for same, assessed by Thomas Drew) and built by Belfast Corporation with grant of £15,000 from Carnegie. Classical. Tenders invited Nov 1905. Opened 2 Jan 1908. Contractor: Courtney & Co.(£3,969)
Refs: IB 47, 11,25 Feb,4,18 Nov,2 Dec 1905, 81,125,766,816,861,864(illus.); B 89, 18 Nov 1905, 544; 94, 11 Jan 1908, 50; Paul Larmour, Belfast: an illustrated architectural guide (1987), 69 (no. 157, illus.); Brendan Grimes, Irish Carnegie Libraries: a catalogue and architectural history (1998), 146-7(illus.)

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, SOMERTON ROAD, TIEVE TARA
Date: 1907
Nature: New house.
Refs: Paul Larmour, Belfast: an illustrated architectural guide (1987), 96 (no. 226 sub St Patrick's Secondary School)

Building: CO. DOWN, PURDYSBURN, LUNATIC ASYLUM
Date: 1907-08;1909
Nature: GW & T supervising architects for new villa colony with 2 churches, recreation hall & mortuary (H. & J. Martin contractors for latter 3), designed by George Thomas Hine, of London, 1907-1908. Further extension costing £81,000, 1909.
Refs: IB 49, 20 Apr,4,29 May 1907, 288,324,342; 50, 18 Apr,27 Jun,31 Oct,28 Nov,12 Dec 1908, 245,405,671,739,773; 51, 23 Jan,1,1,29 May,26 Jun,10 Jul 1909, 37,278,342,406,437; 58th Report on District, Criminal and Private Lunatic Asylums (1909), 33

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, DONEGALL ROAD, PUBLIC LIBRARY
Date: 1907-1909
Nature: Tenders invited for erection of branch library for Belfast Corporation., Mar 1907. Last of 3 designed by GW & T, built by Belfast corporation with grant of £15,000 from Carnegie. Opened by Lord Mayor 5 Mar 1909. Contractor: Robert Corry. Cost: £4,930.
Refs: B 92, 23 Mar 1907, 377; IB 47, 11,25 Feb,2 Dec 1905, 81,125,861(illus); 51, ,9 Jan,6 Feb,20 Mar 1909, 18,82,177; Brendan Grimes, Irish Carnegie Libraries: a catalogue and architectural history (1998), 129-131(illus.)

Building: CO. DOWN, RATHFRILAND, BELFAST BANK
Date: 1907;1909
Nature: Adds. & alts., 1909. New bank, 1909.
Refs: IB 49, 5 Oct 1907, 685; 51, 17 Apr 1909, 242

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, WELLWOOD STREET, FACTORY (ALBION LTD.)
Date: 1908
Nature: New factory of 5-storeys, built entirely of concrete on Hennebique system, to be erected. Slate roof. Contract secured by J. & R. Thompson. To cost about £10,000.
Refs: IB 50, 26 Dec 1908, 805; Building News 96, 1 Jan 1909, 54; J. G. Mouchel & Partners, Hennebique Ferro-Concrete (1909), 226 (illus.) (in IAA collection, IEI 151)

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, DEVONSHIRE PLACE, FACTORY (F. MCDOWELL & CO.)
Date: 1908
Nature: New. Contractor: J. & R. Thompson
Refs: IB 51, 9 Jan 1909, 18

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, ?, EGLINTON & WINTON HOTEL
Date: 1909
Nature: Alts. have been made, for C. Conduit. Contractor: A. McKibbin.
Refs: IB 51, 6 Feb 1909, 81