Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Architect, engineer and builder, of Cork. Robert Walker, a son of ROBERT WALKER [3] ROBERT WALKER [3] , city surveyor of Cork, was born circa 1835. From 1850 to 1854 he served his pupilage with ALEXANDER DEANE  ALEXANDER DEANE and JOHN BENSON  JOHN BENSON and from 1854 to 1859 had charge of the general practice of Henry Clutton, FRIBA, in London. He opened his own office as an architect and engineer in Cork in 1860. His practice was a varied one, which included a large amount of commercial and industrial work in Cork, some domestic and some church work, the latter chiefly for the Methodists. Most of his commissions were for buildings in the city and county of Cork or for Cork-based businesses which had branches further afield. He came to the attention of the Dublin public in 1874, when he proposed a system of weirs to prevent sewage in the Liffey being deposited on the foreshore. Sir John Arnott offered to pay for the execution of the plan, but it the offer was not taken up.(1)

Walker was much involved in the affairs of the Society of Architects, of which he became president in 1889-1890 and again in 1896. On stepping down in 1897 he was presented with the Society's Gold Medal.(2) He was particularly concerned with the regulation of the profession and was 'one of the framers of the Architects' Registration Bill'.(3) He delivered a paper on the statutory qualification of architects at the International congress of Architects held in London in 1906.(4) He was a subscriber to the Architectural Publication Society's Dictionary in 1863 and again in 1892.

During the 1860s and 1870s Walker was also active as a builder. He was the first contractor to work on the demolition and rebuilding of St Finbarre's Cathedral to designs by WILLIAM BURGES WILLIAM BURGES , though he resigned the contract at an early stage.(5) In 1873 he built an addition to the Cork Lunatic Asylum to designs by WILLIAM ATKINS. WILLIAM ATKINS. (6)

Walker was a figure of some standing in Cork and was a JP for the city from 1900 or earlier. In 1894 he and WILLIAM HENRY HILL [1]  WILLIAM HENRY HILL [1] were asked to prepare a report on the state of the foundations of the new wings of the Cork Municipal buildings, erected to the designs of the City Engineer, MICHAEL JOSEPEH MCMULLEN. MICHAEL JOSEPEH MCMULLEN. (7) In 1905 he was appointed arbitrator in the matter of the compensation of landowners and occupiers whose lands were to be taken for the Kanturk water supply, 1905.(8)

By 1900 Walker had taken his son ROBERT WALKER [5]  ROBERT WALKER [5] into partnership, practising thereafter as ROBERT WALKER & ROBERT WALKER & amp; SON. He died at 17 South Mall, Cork, aged seventy-five, on 31 January 1910, leaving a widow, Mary Ellen (née Proctor?). The practice was carried on under the same name by his son ROBERT WALKER [5] ROBERT WALKER [5] . Another son, Samuel Walker (b. 1875), was appointed engineer in the Indian Public Works Department in 1900.(9)  His pupils included THOMAS WILLIAM BARRY. THOMAS WILLIAM BARRY.

Walker exhibited two portraits at at the Irish Institution, Dublin, in 1855 and 1856, and three architectural drawings at the Cork Industrial Exhibition in 1883.(10)

Inst.CE: elected associate member, 2 December 1879.
Society of Architects: president, 1889-1892; 1892;(11)  1896-1897.(12)
RSAI: elected member, 2 October 1878.(13)

Addresses: Work: 27 Fitton Street, 1867;(14) 118 Sunday's Well Road, 1867;(15) 17 South Mall, Cork, <=1875(16) until death.
Home:(17) 7 Wellington Place, Wellington Road, Cork, 1863; Albert House, Victoria Road, Passage Station, Cork, <=1871(18)>=1892.

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References

All information in this entry not otherwise accounted for is from the biography of Walker in Building News ?, 28 Feb 1890, 326, and from  the obituaries in IB 52, 5 Feb 1910, 82, and Building News 58, 11 Feb 1910, 199.. Information about his life and career until 1879 is from the records of the Institution of Civil Engineers, London, kindly provided the Archivist, Mrs Carol Morgan.


(1) IB 16, 15 Jul,1 Aug 1874, 193,218;  Irish Times, 11 Aug 1874..
(2) C. McArthur Butler, The Society of Architects (1925), 76,82.
(3) IB 47, 2 Dec 1905, 845; Butler, op.cit., 52.
(4) IB 48, 11 Aug 1906, 626; Butler, op.cit., 57.
(5) T.F. McNamara, Portrait of Cork (1981), 132.
(6) IB 15, 15 May 1873, 140.
(7) IB 36, 15 Nov,1,15 Dec 1894, 251,261,273,279,287-290; 37, 1 Feb 1895, 30.
(8) IB 47, 3 Jun 1905, 370.
(9) IB 42, 15 Nov 1900, 540.
(10) IALE II, 746.
(11) Butler, op.cit., 77.
(12) Irish Times, 28 Oct 1896.
(13) JRSAI 14 (1876-78), 490.
(14) Henry & Coghlan's General Directory of Cork (1867) on .
(15) See note 13, above.
(16) IB 17, 1 Jun 1875, 145.
(17) From lists of subscribers to APSD, 1863,1887,1892.
(18) Fulton's City of Cork Directory (1871), 227.


63 work entries listed in chronological order for WALKER, ROBERT [4]


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Building: CO. CORK, CORK, CATTLE SHOW BUILDING
Date: 1860
Nature: Plans by 'Mr Walker'. Timber supplied by James O'Connor & Son.
Refs: DB 2, 1 Jun 1860, 286;   Irish Times, 24 Jul 1860;  biography of RW in Building News 58, 28 Feb 1890, 326

Building: CO. CORK, GLENBROOK (NEAR), METHODIST CHURCH
Date: 1867
Nature: New Methodist church between Passage & Glenbrook opened. R. Walker both architect & contractor.
Refs: IB 9, 1 Oct 1867, 263

Building: CO. CORK, CORK, PATRICK STREET, METHODIST CHURCH
Date: 1872-73
Nature: Compete internal rearrangment inluding new wainscotting, seats & fittings. Hot water heating installed. Contractor: Charles Wilson Atkins, Cork. Cost: £1,343.
Refs: IB 15, 15 Apr 1873, 109; Rev. C.H. Strong, History of Cork Methodism (1905), ?

Building: CO. CORK, CORK, NORTH MAIN STREET, NO. 032
Date: 1873
Nature: Being rebuilt for James Forde. Builders: E. & P. O'Flynn.
Refs: IB 15, 1 Nov 1873, 298

Building: CO. CORK, CORK, CONVENT AVENUE, CITY GOAL
Date: 1873
Nature: RW preparing drawings for reconstructing portions of gaol on separate system.
Refs: IB 15, 1 Nov 1873, 298; biography of RW in Building News 58, 28 Feb 1890, 326

Building: CO. CORK, MITCHELSTOWN, BALLINVULLIN HOUSE
Date: 1873
Nature: Being remodelled in Classical style for Thomas Carroll, JP. Contractor: E. Murray.
Refs: IB 15, 1 Nov 1873, 298

Building: CO. CORK, KINSALE, METHODIST CHURCH
Date: 1873
Nature: To be built. Tender of George Ford (circa £800) accepted.
Refs: IB 15, 1,15 Apr 1873, 99,109;  Irish Times, 28 Jan 1876;  biography of RW in Building News 58, 28 Feb 1890, 326

Building: CO. CORK, CORK, EMMET PLACE, ATHENAEUM
Date: 1873
Nature: Alts, imps & decoration including adaptation of part of it for use as assembly hall. (Munster Hall).
Refs: IB 15, 15 Apr 1873, 109

Building: CO. CORK, PASSAGE WEST, METHODIST CHURCH
Date: 1873
Nature: New church to be commenced 'at once'.
Refs: IB 15, 1 Apr 1873, 99

Building: CO. CORK, CORK, WASHINGTON STREET, DALY'S WAREHOUSE & CABINET FACTORY
Date: 1873-74
Nature: Wholesale warehouse and cabinet factory, for John Daly, Mayor of Cork..
Contractor John Delany.
Refs: Part set of contract drawings dated 8 October 1874 in IAA (2017/25). IB 15, 1 Apr 1873, 99; 16, 1 Oct 1874, 275.

Building: CO. CORK, CORK, ST VINCENT'S BRIDGE
Date: 1874-75?
Nature: Iron footbridge.
Refs: MS notes by R. Walker, Cork city surveyor, c. 1890; for a discussion of the date see Colin Rynne, The Industrial Archaeology of Cork City and its Environs  (1999),268n71, who dates it to 1877-78.

Building: GERMANY, HAMBURG, F.H. THOMPSON & CO.
Date: 1875
Nature: Curing cellars & packing house, for F.H. Thompson & Co., London & Cork.
Refs: IB 17, 1 Jun 1875, 145; Biography of RW in Building News 58, 28 Feb 1890, 326

Building: CO. CORK, CORK, KING STREET, HIBERNIA BUILDINGS (DOBBIN, OGILVIE & CO.)
Date: 1875
Nature: Factories & warehouses to be erected at cost of £9,500..
Refs: IB 17, 1 Jun 1875, 145

Building: CO. CORK, CORK, MACCURTAIN STREET, NO. 048 (HIBERNIA BUILDINGS)
Date: 1879
Nature: Warehouse & factory, called Hibernia Buildngs. Builder: J. Delany, Cork.
Refs: Architect22, 29 Nov 1879, 317

Building: CO. CORK, CORK, PAUL STREET, SS. PETER & PAUL'S PRESBYTERY
Date: 1879
Nature: Presbytery and Schools for 740 children. Presbytery has hall, waiting and reception rooms on ground floor and 15 sitting- and bedrooms on 1st floor, with 2 bathrooms. Tower, which separates presbytery from schools, contains entrances & stairs to schools.Contractor: John Delany, Cork.
Refs: Architect 22, 19 Jul 1879, 33; A. Hill, 'Architecture in Cork, 1859-1909', IB Jubilee Number (1909), 50

Building: CO. CORK, CORK, PAUL STREET, SS PETER & PAUL'S SCHOOLS
Date: 1879
Nature: Schools for 740 children & presbytery. Tower, which separates presbytery from schools, contains entrances & stairs to schools.Contractor: John Delany, Cork.
Refs: Architect 22, 19 Jul 1879, 33; A. Hill, 'Architecture in Cork, 1859-1909', IB Jubilee Number (1909), 50

Building: CO. CORK, CORK, PARNELL BRIDGE
Date: 1880-82
Nature: New swing bridge designed by T.C. Fidler, replacing earlier structure (Anglesea Bridge) which had become too small for shipping. RW supervising architect. Contrs: Alex. Rooney, and later John Delany. . Cost: £30,000. Opened 1882. (Taken down in 1960s) for Cork Corporation & Harbour Board.
Refs: IB 21, 1 Sep 1879, 274; 22, 1 Apr 1880, 99; 23, 1 Mar 1881, ?; B 38, ? Apr 1880, 453.; MS notes by R. Walker, Cork city surveyor, c. 1890.

Building: CO. CORK, CORK, FATHER MATHEW QUAY, HOLY TRINITY CAPUCHIN FRIARY
Date: 1880s
Nature: New Gothic friary in Venetian Gothic style.
Refs: www.irish-architecture.com (gives date as 1888, but www.irishcapuchins.com says that brothers moved there in 1884.)

Building: CO. CORK, CORK, ALBERT QUAY, CORN EXCHANGE (CORK INDUSTRIAL EXHIBITION, 1883)
Date: 1883
Nature: RW instructed to prepare plans,8 Jan 1883..Tenders invited for erection of exhibition buildings, Feb 1883.  Contractor:John Delany. Work began, 26 Feb 1883. Intended opening, 3 Jul 1883. Cost: £13,000.
Refs: Irish Times, 7,14 Feb,8 Mar,3 Apr,4,7 Jul 1883;  IB 25, 15 May 1883, 149; 43, 27 Mar 1901, 676; B 45, 21 Jul 1883, 94; Illustrated London News, 8 Sep 1883, 230? (for article and ilustration see http://www.old-print.com/mas_assets/full2/N3241901/N3241901226.jpg , last visited Dec 2011);  biography of Walker in Building News 58, 28 Feb 1890, 326

Building: CO. CORK, CORK, ALBERT QUAY, CORN EXCHANGE (CORK INDUSTRIAL EXHIBITION, 1883)
Date: 1883
Nature: RW instructed to prepare plans,8 Jan 1883..Tenders invited for erection of exhibition buildings, Feb 1883.  Contractor:John Delany. Work began, 26 Feb 1883. Intended opening, 3 Jul 1883. Cost: £13,000.
Refs: Irish Times, 7,14 Feb,8 Mar,3 Apr,4,7 Jul 1883;  IB 25, 15 May 1883, 149; 43, 27 Mar 1901, 676; B 45, 21 Jul 1883, 94; Illustrated London News, 8 Sep 1883, 230? (for article and ilustration see http://www.old-print.com/mas_assets/full2/N3241901/N3241901226.jpg , last visited Dec 2011);  biography of Walker in Building News 58, 28 Feb 1890, 326

Building: CO. CORK, CORK, ?, HOUSES (020)
Date: 1884
Nature: 20 houses being erected for Cork Villa and House Co. Contractor: John Delany (£7,786).
Refs: IB 26, 1 Sep 1884, 265

Building: CO. CORK, CORK, PATRICK'S QUAY, OFFICES & STORES
Date: 1888
Nature: Tenders invited for restoration of same.
Refs: Architect 39, 13 Jan 1888, suppl.p.1

Building: CO. CORK, CORK, ACADEMY STREET, METHODIST READING ROOMS & OFFICES (CENTRAL METHODIST HALL)
Date: 1888-89
Nature: New. Opened Mar 1889. (Rebuilt and enlarged after fire in 1924).
Refs: Architrect 39, 1`3 Apr 1888, suppl.p.1; JCHAS (1943), 39; biography of Walker in Building News 58, 28 Feb 1890, 326

Building: CO. CORK, CORK, SOUTH MALL, NO. 005 (GRESHAM LIFE ASSURANCE CO.)
Date: 1889
Nature: New offices being erected on site of Royal Exchange Assurance Co. building.. Youghal brick faced with Bridgwater brick with a large proportion of local limestone dressings; style 'a free treatment of the Renaissance'. 3 storeys. Bold granite columns. Oriel window in gable. Bas relief portrait of Sir Thomas Gresham.
Refs: Architect 42, 9 Aug 1889, suppl.p.1; IB 31, 1 Nov 1889, 267;  Roger Herlihy, A Walk through the South Parish (Cork: Red Abbey Publications, 2010), 63-64(illus.).

Building: CO. CORK, CORK, MACCURTAIN STREET, NO. 053-54 (F.H. THOMPSON & SON)
Date: 1889
Nature: Bread factory for Mssrs. Thompson & Son. Builders: E. & P. O'Flynn.
Refs: Architect 41, 15 Mar 1889, suppl.p.1; IB 56, 3 Jan 1914, 17; biography of Walker in Building News 58, 28 Feb 1890, 326;  Cork Examiner, 19 Dec 1913 (information from Roger Herlihy, Cork, Nov 2012).

Building: CO. CORK, RIVERSTOWN, NATIONAL SCHOOL & TEACHER'S HOUSE
Date: 1890
Nature: To be built.
Refs: Architect 44, 11 Jul 1890, suppl.p.2

Building: CO. KERRY, TRALEE, SHOPS, OFFICES & STORES
Date: 1890
Nature: To be built.
Refs: Architect 44, 11 Jul 1890, suppl.p.2

Building: CO. WATERFORD, WATERFORD, MORGAN STREET & MILITARY ROAD), BACON CURING FACTORY
Date: 1890
Nature: To be rebuilt, for Francis E. Barnes, Tooley St, London.  Tenders invited Mar 1890.
Refs: Irish Times, 4,14 Mar 1890; Architect 43, 14 Mar 1890, suppl.p.3.

Building: CO. CORK, CORK, SOUTH MALL, NO. 030-31 (TURKISH BATHS)
Date: 1890-91
Nature: New baths for Cork Turkish Baths Co.  Opened 17 Oct 1891. (Was RW the engineer and Arthur Hill the architect?).
Refs: Biography of RW in Building News 58, 28 Feb 1890, 326;  Cork Examiner, 16 Oct 1891 (information from Roger Herlihy, Cork);  Roger Herlihy, A Walk through the South Parish (Cork: Red Abbey Publications, 2010), 72-74(illus.).

Building: CO. CORK, CORK, EMMET PLACE, OPERA HOUSE
Date: 1892
Nature: Green room, dressing rooms, scene room, painting room &c. in Half Moon Street.. For Opera House Co., Ltd. Tender of W. O'Connell for £1,822 accepted.
Refs: Architect 47, 20 May 1892, suppl.p.12; IB 34, 1 Jun 1892, 129

Building: CO. LIMERICK, BRUFF, NATIONAL BANK
Date: 1893
Nature: To undergo sundry adds. & alts. Tenders sought.
Refs: IB 35, 15 Jun 1893, 135

Building: CO. CORK, MIDLETON, HOUSES
Date: 1894
Nature: 'Robert Walker, CE' appointed architect for carrying out provisions of Better Housing of the Working Classes Act by Midleton Town Commissioners.
Refs: IB 36, 1 Dec 1894, 275

Building: CO. CORK, BARRACKTON, METHODIST CHURCH & SCHOOLS
Date: 1894
Nature: Tenders invited for erection of same.
Refs: IB 36, 16 Jan 1894, 23

Building: CO. LOUTH, DUNDALK, LONG AVENUE, BACON CURING FACTORY (LUNHAM BROS.)
Date: 1895
Nature: New branch of Lunham's bacon curing business of Cork, Limerick and Waterford on site adjoining Great Northern Railway, Dundalk. Tenders sought, Oct 1895.
Refs: Irish Times, 17 Aug,10 Oct 1895; IB 37, 15 Oct 1895, 245.

Building: CO. WATERFORD, LISMORE, PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
Date: 1896
Nature: New church to be built.
Refs: IB 38, 1 Aug 1896, 161

Building: CO. CORK, GLEN, HOUSES (015)
Date: 1896
Nature: 15 cottages to be erected for W.J. Goulding.
Refs: IB 38, 15 Sep 1896, 195

Building: CO. CORK, CORK, KEMP STREET, LUNHAM BROS.
Date: 1899-1901
Nature: New factory (before 1890). New offices and butter store, 1899-1901. Archt: Robert Walker & Son. Contractor E. & P. O'Flynn. (Occupied by South Parish Community Centre, 2010.)
Refs: Biography of Walker in Building News 58, 28 Feb 1890, 326; IB 41, 1 Nov 1899, 170; 42, 15 Mar 1900, 315; 43, 4 Jul 1901, 783;  Roger Herlihy, A Walk through the South Parish (Cork: Red Abbey Publications, 2010), 47(illus.).


Building: CO. CORK, COBH, ELECTRICITY STATION
Date: 1900
Nature: Building for electric lighting of Queenstown consisting of engine room, battery room, boiler house, coal store and chimney shaft. Archt: Robert Walker & Son. Contractor: Samuel Hill.
Refs: IB 42, 15 Mar 1900, 315

Building: CO. CORK, CORK, BEASLY STREET, CORK WAREHOUSING, COLD STORAGE & PURE ICE CO., LTD
Date: 1900a
Nature: New premises built.
Refs: IB 42, 15 Jul 1900, 420

Building: CO. CORK, CORK, PATRICK STREET, NO. 088 (ULSTER BANK)
Date: 1901-02
Nature: New branch bank, 'approaching completion in Apr 1902.. Archt: Robert Walker & Son. Contractor: Samuel Hill.
Refs: IB 43, 7 Nov 1901, 926; 44, 10 Apr 1902, 1097

Building: CO. CORK, YOUGHAL, SOUTH ABBEY SCHOOL
Date: 1901-02
Nature: Alts.to school so as to form school, parochial hall, reading room & recreation room. For Rev. J.R.H. Becher, MA. Archt: Robert Walker & Son. Contractor: E.H. Thomas, Youghal.
Refs: IB 43, 24 Oct 1901, 907; 44, 28 Aug 1902, 1376

Building: CO. CORK, CORK, MILITARY ROAD, BAPTIST MANSE
Date: 1902
Nature: New. Archt: Robert Walker & Son.
Refs: IB 43, 2 Jan 1902, 994

Building: CO. CORK, CORK, SOUTH MALL, NO. 016
Date: 1903
Nature: Tenders received for sundry restorations & imps. Archt: Robert Walker & Son.
Refs: IB 45, 24 Sep,8 Oct 1903, 2002,2026

Building: CO. CORK, CORK, GEORGE'S QUAY, NO. 013
Date: 1903
Nature: Tenders received for building premises for David Peters.
Refs: IB 45, 27 Aug 1903, 1956

Building: CO. CORK, BANDON, MAIN STREET SOUTH, HOUSE
Date: 1904
Nature: New house by Robert Walker & Son for Matthias Cummins Hickey, JP. Tenders received.
Refs: IB 46, 7 May 1904, 286

Building: CO. CORK, CORK, SOUTH MALL, NO. 079 (CORK LIBRARY)
Date: 1904
Nature: Tenders received for reconstruction of roof and sundry other works at Cork Library block of buildings at S Mall & Pembroke St. Archt: Robert Walker & Son.
Refs: IB 46, 8,22 Oct 1904, 674,710

Building: CO. KERRY, TRALEE, PARKNADOON
Date: 1905
Nature: Handsome villa residence for W.H. McCowen, JP. Cost about £4,000. Architect: Robert Walker & Son. Contractor Pat Murphy, Tralee. Walls only left standing after fire in summer of 1917.
Refs: IB 47, 20 May 1905, 350; 59, 7 Jul 1917, 347

Building: CO. KERRY, KILLARNEY, MANSE
Date: 1907
Nature: Tenders invited for erecting same. Archt: Robert Walker & Son.
Refs: B 92, 27 Apr 1907, 518

Building: CO. CORK, FARRAN
Date: 1909
Nature: Entrance gate lodge and 4 cottages on demesne of William Clarke, JP. Architect: Robert Walker & Son. Contract obtained by Anthony Gaul.
Refs: IB 51, 20 Mar 1909, 177

Building: CO. CORK, YOUGHAL, MAIN STREET SOUTH, W. CLARKE & SON
Date: 1909
Nature: Alts. to premises of Clarke & son (branch of Imperial Tobacco Co.). Architect: Robert Walker & Son. Tender of M. Murray & Son, Youghal, accepted.
Refs: IB 51, 11 Dec 1909, 787

Building: CO. CORK, CORK, FITTON STREET, ST FINN BARRE'S BREWERY
Date: ?
Nature: Reconstruction and additions, before 1890.
Refs: Biography of RW in Building News 58, 28 Feb 1890, 326

Building: CO. CORK, CORK, MUNSTER ARCADE
Date: ?
Nature: Adds.
Refs: Biography of RW in Building News 58, 28 Feb 1890, 326

Building: CO. CORK, COBH, HOUSE
Date: ?
Nature: Large residence (before 1890)..
Refs: Biography of RW in Building News 58, 28 Feb 1890, 326

Building: CO. CORK, CORK, PATRICK STREET, NO. 030
Date: ?
Nature: New warehouse (before 1890)
Refs: Biography of RW in Building News 58, 28 Feb 1890, 326

Building: CO. KERRY, TRALEE, LOCK GATES
Date: ?
Nature: Designed by RW.
Refs: Biography of RW in Building News 58, 28 Feb 1890, 326

Building: CO. CORK, CORK, FATHER MATHEW QUAY, CHURCH OF THE HOLY TRINITY (RC, CAPUCHIN)
Date: ?
Nature: New? choir.
Refs: Biography of RW in Building News 58, 28 Feb 1890, 326

Building: CO. WATERFORD, WATERFORD, QUEEN'S BACON FACTORY
Date: ?
Nature: Adds. & alts. for J.J. Richardson (before 1890)
Refs: Biography of Walker in Building News 58, 28 Feb 1890, 326

Building: CO. CORK, CORK, LEITRIM STREET, LADY'S WELL BREWERY (J.J. MURPHY & CO.)
Date: ?
Nature: Additions (before 1890).
Refs: Biography of Walker in Building News 58, 28 Feb 1890, 326

Building: ENGLAND, REIGATE (SURREY), CLAIRVILLE
Date: ?
Nature: Additions (before 1890).
Refs: Biography of Walker in Building News 58, 28 Feb 1890, 326

Building: ENGLAND, BARROW-IN-FURNESS (LANCASHIRE), HOUSE
Date: ?
Nature: New house for doctor.
Refs: Biography of Walker in Building News 58, 28 Feb 1890, 326

Building: CO. KERRY, KENMARE, MILL
Date: ?
Nature: New mill (before 1890).
Refs: Biography of Walker in Building News 58, 28 Feb 1890, 326

Building: CO. CORK, FARRAN
Date: ?
Nature: New house (built before 1890); 'somewhat rambling stucco-faced Victorian Italianate house of 2 storeys over a basement' (Bence Jones)
Refs: Biography of Walker in Building News 58, 28 Feb 1890, 326; Mark Bence-Jones, Burke’s Guide to Country Houses. Volume I, Ireland. (London, 1978), 124

Building: CO. CORK, CORK, ?, SKATING RINK
Date: ?
Nature: Buillt before 1890.
Refs: Biography of Walker in Building News 58, 28 Feb 1890, 326

Author Title Date Details
Walker, Robert 'Architectural Competitions' 1880 B 38, 7 Feb 1880, 155.(Paper read to London Architecturlal Association. Could this be a different Robert Walker?)
Walker, Robert The City of Cork: how it may be improved. Lecture delivered 8 March, 1883. 1883 Cork, 1883. (Copies in Inst.CE, London, shelfmark T8V363; Cambridge University Library, classmark VIII.10.63))
Walker, Robert Registration: proposed act to include Architects, Civil Engineers and Surveyors 1887 Cork, 1887.(Copy in Inst.CE, London, shelfmark T8V434)