Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Architect and engineer of Dublin, active from the 1860s until the 1890s. Henry Wilmot appears to have been articled to WILLIAM GEORGE MURRAY WILLIAM GEORGE MURRAY , from whose office he applied to be admitted a student of the RIAI in 1863.(1) He was proposed by THOMAS DREW THOMAS DREW , who had also been a student of Murray's. Little is known of Wilmot's career. In 1868-70 he was in partnership with with FITZGIBBON LOUCH FITZGIBBON LOUCH , who was then working in Derry and Belfast.. He moved office several times, and there is a hiatus in the directories between 1871 and 1881. The Irish Builder records only one work, a tobacco factory in Capel Street, built in 1883.(2)   In April 1883 he is described as 'acting agent to the Civil Service Building Society';(3) by the following year he had also become the Dublin agent for J.L. Bacon & Co., a London central heating company.(4) He gave up his office, 2 St Andrew Street, in 1892, although JOHN CHARLES WILMOT JOHN CHARLES WILMOT , who was presumably a relative, occupied it for a further two years.(5)

Henry Wilmot enjoyed a long retirement; he continues to appear in Thom's directories at 22 Waltham Terrace until at least 1934, but by 1937 only the 'Misses Wilmot' are listed at this address. He may be the Henry Wilmot who married Mary, daughter of Carter E. Draper, at St Peter's church, Dublin, on 15 March 1864,(6) in which case he was presumably the brother-in-law of CARTER DRAPER. CARTER DRAPER.

AAI: present at inaugural meeting, 13 October 1872;(7) auditor, 1875.(8)
RIAI: admitted student, 19 November 1863, having been proposed by THOMAS DREW  THOMAS DREW and JAMES BELL[2] JAMES BELL[2] ;(9) elected associate, 19 December 1867, having been proposed by THOMAS DREW THOMAS DREW , JAMES EDWARD ROGERS  JAMES EDWARD ROGERS and JAMES HIGGINS OWEN JAMES HIGGINS OWEN ;(10) elected  member, April 1883;(11) no longer on list of members after 1892.

Addresses: Work: 68 Lower Gardiner Street, 1867; 30 Sackville Street Lower, 1869; 40 Lower Gardiner Street, 1869-1871; 17 Fleet Street, 1880;(12)  8 College Street, 1880-1884; 17 Fleet Street, 1885; 18 Fleet Street, 1886-1890; 2 St Andrew Street, 1891-1892.
Home: Home: Eglinton Terrace, Frankfort Avenue, Rathgar, 1865.
4 Glenageary Hill, Dun Laoghaire, 1883; 19 Waltham Terrace, Blackrock, 1887; 21 Waltham Terrace, Blackrock, 1893-1895; 22 Waltham Terrace, 1897->=1934.



All information in this entry not otherwise accounted for is from Thom's and Post Office directories and Jones's transcripts from Thom's directories.

(1) See note 8, below.
(2) IB 25, ? ? 1883, 143.
(3) IAA, RIAI office archives (Acc. 93/136), membership forms 1878-1909 (extremely fragile).
(4) IB 26, 15 Feb 1884, ?.
(5) Information from RIAI lists of members.
(6) www.familysearch.org.
(7) IB 14, 15 Oct 1872, 280.
(8) Post Office Directory (1875), 133.
(9) RIAI general meeting minutes, 18 Jun,19 Nov 1863, 128,133; council meeting minutes, 12 Nov 1863, 7.
(10) RIAI general meeting minutes, 21 Nov,19 Dec 1867, 213,217; council meeting minutes 8 Nov 1867, 92.
(11) RIAI council meeting minutes, 9 Apr 1883, 225 IAA, RIAI office archives (Acc. 93/136); see also note 3, above.
(12) 'Mr H. Wilmot, Architect, has removed his office from 17 Fleet Street to 8 College Street.' (Irish Times, 18 Feb 1880, 1.)

1 work entries listed in chronological order for WILMOT, HENRY

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Date: 1883
Nature: Rebuilding and alts. and construction of new tobacco factory at rear. For Samuel Metcalfe.. Builder: D. Larkin.
Refs: IB 25, ? ? 1883, 143