Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Architect, of Belfast. Reginald Sharman Wilshere, son of Sharman Judson Wilshere of Kirby Muxloe, Liecestershire,(1) was born on 10 April 1888, and was a boarder at Eastbourne College, Sussex, in 1902-1903. After serving articles with George Lawton Brown of Leicester and attending the Leicester College of Art, he moved to London, where he worked for various architects, spending two years with RALPH KNOTT RALPH KNOTT , who was then engaged on the London County Hall. While he was in London he was awarded a bronze medal with honours in the South Kensington School's building construction examination and won an open studentship at the Royal Academy, where he studied architectural design under REGINALD BLOMFIELD REGINALD BLOMFIELD , EDWIN LUTYENS  EDWIN LUTYENS and ASTON WEBB ASTON WEBB . He also played rugby with the Richmond Rugby Football Club and rowed for the Thames Rowing Club at Henley Regatta. In 1914 he was appointed senior assistant architect to Essex County Council, but towards the end of 1915, following the outbreak of the First World War, he enlisted in the Artists' Rifles(2) and subsequently obtained a commission in the Royal Engineers, serving with the Guards Division from 1916 until after the Armistice. He was awarded the Military Cross for bridging operations at the third battle of Ypres. After the war he resumed his post with Essex County Council, which was engaged in an extensive school building programme.

In April 1926 Wilshere was appointed architect to the Belfast Corporation Education Committee at a salary of £1,000 per annum.(3) He was the second incumbent; the first, WILLIAM GEORGE DAVIES WILLIAM GEORGE DAVIES , who had also previously worked for Essex County Council, had resigned early in 1926 on being appointed architect to Sheffield Corporation. By the end of the 1930s Wilshere had designed twenty-six new schools and improved many others. His new schools were characteristically built round quadrangles, with corridors open to the air. He believed in large schools because they allowed the pupils to be graded and because they made children feel that they belonged to an important institution.(4) Schools, he felt, should provide oases of beauty in their pupils' lives; in an article on the Hemsworth Square public elementary school, the Irish Builder noted that 'Mr Wilshere's own idea…is that if the children of a district have no beauty in their daily surroundings, they need beauty all the more in their schools'.(5) In 1930 he was awarded the first RIBA Ulster Architecture Medal for his Strandtown School.(6) He took a break from his responsibilities in May 1937 when he went to England to recuperate from a small operation.(7)

In 1948, towards the end of his career, Wilshere was given the additional responsibility of housing architect to the Corporation and allotted a deputy 'to relieve him of detailed work'.(8) As housing architect he was responsible for the Edenvale housing estate. He retired in 1954, when he was succeeded by Donald Allen Shanks. In all he had designed thirty-nine new schools. His staff marked his retirement by arranging an exhibition, 'Belfast Builds Schools'.(9) After his retirement he continued to practise privately. He died on 31 December 1961. His wife, Constance Mildred (née Powell), whom he had married in 1918, survived him.

Wilshere acted as assessor for two competitions, both held in 1934; these were for the Whiteabbey Sanatorium(10) and the Belfast Methodist College Whitla Hall.(11)

RIBA: passed preliminary examination, June 1904;(12) admitted student (placed third out of fifty-eight candidates who passed the Intermediate Exam), 1912;(13) associate, 1915;(14) elected fellow, 1933.
RSUA:(15) hon. treasurer, 1930-1932; president, 1935-1937, 1954-1956.
Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors: fellow.

Addresses:(16) Work: College Square, Belfast, 1927;(17) Victoria Street, 1927;(18) Old Town Hall, Victoria Street, 1936-1938; College of Technology, Belfast, 1941-1948; Education Office, 40 Academy Street, Belfast, 1953.
Home: Craven House, Princess Road, Leicester, 1904;(19) 37 Adolphus Park, Finsbury Park North, 1912;(20) 60 Trinity Road, Chelmsford, Essex, 1915;(21) Crawfordsburn Road, Newtownards, Co. Down, 1958.(22)

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References

All information in this entry not otherwise accounted for is from the entry on Wilshere in Directory of British Architects 1834-1914 (RIBA 2001), II, 1019, from the biography in IB 74, 2 Jan 1932, 10, and from the records of Eastbourne College (courtesy of Michael Partridge, College Archivist); other brief biographies are in IB 73, 1,29 Aug 1931, 678,750. An obituary is in B 202, 12 Jan 1962, 74 (not seen).

(1) According to the biography of 2 Jan 1932 noted above, he was a grandson of Thomas Wilshere, who worked in Ireland for some years as a Baptist minister in Athlone and Waterford. His father, who was born in Ireland circa 1854, was working as a bank clerk and living with his father, Thomas Wilshere, at Evington Street, Leicester, at the time of the 1881 census.
(2) RIBAJ 23 (1915-16), 68.
(3) IB 68, 17 Apr 1926, 313.
(4) IB 73, 19 Dec 1931, 1089?-1091?
(5) IB 74, 26 Mar 1932, 284.
(6) IB 73, 1,29 Aug 1931, 678,750; 74, 27 Feb 1932, 202; 76, 1 Dec 1934, 1033; Architect and Building News 127, 21 Aug 1931, 206; AJ 75, 2 Mar 1932, 301.
(7) IB 79, 15 May 1937, 436.
(8) IB 90, 2 Oct 1948, 798.
(9) IB 96, 10 Apr 1954, 351.
(10) RIBAJ 41 (1933-34), 663; IB 75, 6 May 1933, 368; 76, 11 Aug,8 Sep 1934, 666,738; Northern Whig, 9 Apr 1934; Architect & Building News 139, 20 Jul,7 Sep 1934, 63,276; initially it was proposed that Wilshere should also be assessor for another competititon for Graymount Childrens' Sanatorium (see Northern Whig, 15,17Aug 1933 and IB 76, 17 Nov 1934, 989), but this does not appear to have taken place.
(11) Architect & Building News139, 20 Jul,31 Aug 1934, 63,235; IB 76, 16 Jun,8 Sep 1934, 502,738.
(12) RIBAJ 11 (1903-4), 480.
(13) RIBAJ 19 (1911-1912), 656.
(14) RIBAJ 22 (1914-15), 120.
(15) From lists of past office bearers in RSUA year books.
(16) See note 12, above.
(17) From RSUA membership lists unless otherwise stated.
(18) IB 69, 5 Feb 1927, 86.
(19) IB 69, 29 Oct 1927, 802.
(20) See note 13, above.
(21) See note 14, above.
(22) RIBA Kalendar 1957-1958, 583.


73 work entries listed in chronological order for WILSHERE, REGINALD SHARMAN


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Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, RAVENHILL ROAD, PARK PARADE PUBLIC ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Date: 1925-28
Nature: Completion of school begun by W.G. Davies. Accommodation for 672 pupils, planned round 2 quadrangles. 14 classrooms to accommodate 48 pupils each.
Refs: IB 70, 24 Nov 1928, 992,994,996(illus.)

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, VICTORIA STREET, NO. 080 (TOWN HALL & MUNICIPAL OFFICES)
Date: 1926
Nature: Plans for alts. to same for Belfast Corporation Education Committee approved by City Surveyor.
Refs: IB 68, 18 Sep 1926, 718

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, MELBOURNE STREET (& BROWN SQUARE), SCHOOL
Date: 1927
Nature: Addition, for elfast Education committee. Plans approved by City Surveyor.
Refs: IB 69, 28 Mar 1927, 396

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, MILL AVENUE (LIGONIEL), PUBLIC ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Date: 1927
Nature: Adds. , for Belfast Education Committee. Plans approved by City Surveyor.
Refs: IB 69, 14 May 1927, 358

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, LIMESTONE ROAD, MOUNTCOLLYER PUBLIC ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Date: 1927-1930
Nature: New school for Belfast Corporation Education Committee. Bulder: J. & R.W. Taggart, Hopefield Ave, Belfast.
Refs: IB 69, 26 Nov 1927, 881; 72, 16 Aug 1930, 716; Paul Larmour, Belfast: an illustrated architectural guide (1987), 85.

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, DIVIS STREET, ST COMGALL'S PUBLIC ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Date: 1927-1933
Nature: New school on site of old Model School built for RC parish of St Peter's. Built round quadrangle. Plans prepared considerable time before construction, which was delayed by 'certain educational disputes'. Erected under supervision of Thomas Houston. Builder: F.B. McKee & Co.
Refs: IB 69, 5 Feb,16 Apr,29 Oct 1927, 86,278,802; 75, 2 Dec 1933, 1038(illus.)

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, FANE STREET (& TATE'S AVE), PUBLIC ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Date: 1927-28
Nature: New school, for Belfast Education Committee. Plans approved by City Surveyor.
Refs: IB 69, 14 May 1927, 358; 70, 4 Feb 1928, 86(illus.)

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, MALVERN STREET, RIDDEL MEMORIAL PRIMARY SCHOOL
Date: 1928
Nature: Adds. & alts.
Refs: IB 70, 23 Jun 1928, 550

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, PERTH STREET, SCHOOL
Date: 1928
Nature: Alts. & adds.
Refs: IB 70, 8 Dec 1928, 1042

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, MERSEY STREET, PUBLIC ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Date: 1928
Nature: New school.
Refs: IB 70, 4 Feb 1928, 86(illus.)

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, BALMORAL AVENUE, SCHOOL
Date: 1928
Nature: New school and alts. & adds. to existing schools.
Refs: IB 70, 14 Apr 1928, 331

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, NORTH ROAD, STRANDTOWN PUBLIC ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Date: 1928-1930
Nature: New single-storey school. Exterior of 2 types of rustic brick, with artificial stone dressings. Builder: H. & J. Martin. (Winner of first Ulster Architecture Medal, 1930.) Also pavilion and caretaker's house at playing fields, 1930
Refs: Architect & Building News 127, 21 Aug,4 Sep 1931, 206,270-272(illus.); IB 70, 27 Oct,8 Dec 1928, 915,1042; 72, 26 Apr 1930, 383; 73, 17 Jan,1,29 Aug,19 Dec 1931, 52,678,750,1089-90; 74, 27 Feb 1932, 202; 76, 1 Dec 1934, 1033; 74, 27 Feb 1932, 202; 76, 1 Dec 1934, 1033; Paul Larmour, Belfast: an illustrated architectural guide (1987), 84 (no. 194, illus.)

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, RIGA STREET, PUBLIC ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Date: 1928-1930
Nature: New school for Belfast Corporation Education Committee. Opened ?22 (or 29) Aug 1930 by Duke of Abercorn. Builder: William Dowling, Cromwell Rd, Belfast.
Refs: IB 70, 18 Aug 1928, 712; 72, 24 May,30 Aug 1930, 462,756; Paul Larmour, Belfast: an illustrated architectural guide (1987), 85.

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, BLYTHE STREET, LINFIELD PUBLIC ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Date: 1929
Nature: New school to accommodate 1,000, for Belfast Corporation Education Committee.
Refs: IB 71, 2 Feb,16 Mar,17 Aug 1929, 85,238,749; 73, 19 Dec 1931, 1090(illus.); 78, 11 Jul 1946, 590; Paul Larmour, Belfast: an illustrated architectural guide (1987), 85.

Building: CO. ANTRIM, WHITEHOUSE, PUBLIC ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Date: 1929
Nature: Addition.
Refs: IB 71, 27 Apr 1929, 380

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, CREGAGH ROAD, HARDING MEMORIAL SCHOOL
Date: 1929-1932
Nature: Extension. Contract placed with Thomas McKee & Sons, Imperial Dr, Belfast (£6,640)(Original contractor Houston & Graham?).
Refs: IB 71, 27 Apr,11 May 1929, 378,409; 74, 18 Jun 1932, 568; Architect & Building News 128, 11 Dec 1931, 331; 132, 14 Oct 1932, 57

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, BROADWAY (& IVEAGH STREET), PUBLIC ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Date: 1930
Nature: Extension and remodelling. ?Estimated cost: £4750.
Refs: IB 72, 2,16 Aug 1930, 687,727

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, BEERSBRIDGE ROAD, ELMGROVE PUBLIC ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Date: 1930-33
Nature: New school for over 1,000 pupils. Builder: J. & R.W. Taggart, Hopefield Ave. Caretaker's house, 1932.
Refs: IB 72, 10,24 May 1930, 432,476; 74, 13,27 Aug,19 Nov 1932, 748,780,1047(illus.); Paul Larmour, Belfast: an illustrated architectural guide (1987), 84(No. 195, illus.)

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, NORTHUMBERLAND STREET, SCHOOL
Date: 1931
Nature: Site acquired for school to accommodate 1,000 pupils.
Refs: Architect & Building News 127, 18 Sep 1931, 336

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, RODEN STREET, KELVIN PUBLIC ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Date: 1931
Nature: New school for Belfast Corporation Education Committee.
Refs: Paul Larmour, Belfast: an illustrated architectural guide (1987), 85.

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, APSLEY STREET, SCHOOL
Date: 1931
Nature: Addition, for Belfast Corporation Education Committee.
Refs: IB 73, 24 Oct 1931, 927

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, RODEN STREET, GROSVENOR PUBLIC ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Date: 1931-33;1934
Nature: New school for 800 pupils, opened Sep 1933. Builder: Isaac Copeland & Sons, Lower Windsor Ave, Belfast.. For Belfast Corporation Education Committee. Caretaker's house at rear, 1934. (Extended, 1955.)
Refs: IB 73, 26 Sep 1931, 844; 75, 26 Aug 1933, 717-718(illus.); 76, 3 Nov 1934, 951; 78, 11 Jul 1936, 590

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, OLDPARK ROAD, FINISTON PUBLIC ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Date: 1931-34
Nature: Extension (effectively new school, incorporating existing one). Contract placed with Thomas McKee & Sons, Imperial Dr, Belfast (£18,185), Oct 1932. Opened Sep 1934. Also caretaker's house..
Refs: Architect & Building News 127, 28 Aug 1931, 254; 128, 11 Dec 1931, 331; 132, 14 Oct 1932, 57; IB 73, 29 Aug 1931, 763; 74, 30 Jan 1932, 114; 76, 3 Nov 1934, 933-4(illus.)

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, SEAVIEW PARADE, PUBLIC ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Date: 1931-34
Nature: New school and caretaker's house. Builder: J. & R.W. Taggart.
Refs: Architect & Building News 127, 18 Sep 1931, 336; IB 74, 30 Jul 1932, 696; 76, 19 May 1934, 417

Building: CO. ARMAGH, ARMAGH, ?, SCHOOL
Date: 1931a
Nature: New school opened by Marquess of Londonderry..
Refs: IB 73, 28 Feb 1931, 169

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, LANCASTER STREET, LADIES' INDUSTRIAL SCHOOL
Date: 1932
Nature: Adds. & alts.
Refs: IB 74, 30 Jul 1932, 696; Paul Larmour, Belfast: an illustrated architectural guide (1987), 75 (no. 169)

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, STRANDBURN STREET, SCHOOL
Date: 1932
Nature: Additions. Plans passed for same by City Surveyor.
Refs: IB 74, 2 Jul 1932, 614

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, SILVIO STREET, SCHOOL
Date: 1932
Nature: Alts.
Refs: IB 81, 14 Oct 1939, 870

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, AUGHRIM STREET, SCHOOL
Date: 1932
Nature: Addition.
Refs: IB 74, 2 Jul 1932, 614

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, AUGHRIM STREET, SCHOOL
Date: 1932
Nature: Additions. Plans passed for same by City Surveyor.
Refs: IB 74, 2 Jul 1932, 614

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, CONLIG STREET, HEMSWORTH SQUARE SCHOOL
Date: 1932a
Nature: New school to accommodate 600 pupils. 11 classrooms. Lagan Vale bricks. Built round open quadrangle in 'Italian piazza' style. Builder: J. Carson & Sons, Dunowen Gdns, Belfast.
Refs: IB 74, 26 Mar 1932, 284-6(illus.)

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, NORTH HOWARD STREET, ARGYLE PUBLIC ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Date: 1933
Nature: Plans passed by City Surveyor for new school and house in Aberdeen Street and North Howard St, for Belfast Corporation Education Committee.
Refs: IB 75, 18 Nov 1933, 998; Paul Larmour, Belfast: an illustrated architectural guide (1987), 85.

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, COSGRAVE STREET, SCHOOL
Date: 1933
Nature: Additions.
Refs: IB 75, 22 Apr 1933, 342

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, BLENHEIM STREET, SCHOOL
Date: 1933
Nature: Additions.
Refs: IB 75, 22 Apr 1933, 342

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, BLYTHE STREET (& MATILDA STREET), SCHOOL
Date: 1933
Nature: Plans passed by corporation.
Refs: IB 75, 4 Nov 1933, 953

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, CAVEHILL ROAD, SCHOOL
Date: 1933
Nature: Plans for adds. passed by Corporation.
Refs: IB 75, 4 Nov 1933, 953

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, AVONIEL ROAD, AVONIEL PUBLIC ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Date: 1933-1935
Nature: New school. Panel over entrance door by George McCann. Builder: William Logan & Sons, Parken St.
Refs: IB 75, 8 Apr 1933, 292; 77, 5 Oct 1935, 917-8(illus.); Paul Larmour, Belfast: an illustrated architectural guide (1987), 84 (no.196),85(illus.); David Evans, An Introduction to Modern Ulster Architecture (UAHS, 1977), 3(illus.)

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, SPRINGFIELD ROAD, SCHOOL
Date: 1934
Nature: Adds. & alts.
Refs: IB 76, 16 Jun 1934, 517

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, UNIVERSITY STREET, SCHOOL
Date: 1934
Nature: Lavatories.
Refs: IB 76, 17 Nov 1934, 1002

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, TENNENT STREET, EDENBROOKE PUBLIC ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Date: 1934-1935
Nature: New school and caretaker's house, for Belfast Corporation Education Committee.
Refs: IB 77, 26 Jan 1935, 73; Paul Larmour, Belfast: an illustrated architectural guide (1987), 85.

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, DONEGALL PASS, MCQUISTON SCHOOL
Date: 1934-1936
Nature: Enlargement. General Contractor: Thomas McKee & Sons, Imperial Dr, Belfast. (Later Belfast School of Music)
Refs: IB 76, 16 Jun 1934, 517; 78, 27 Jun,17 Oct 1936, 551, 923-4 (illus.); David Evans, An Introduction to Modern Ulster Architecture (UAHS, 1977), 4(illus.); Paul Larmour, Belfast: an illustrated architectural guide (1987), 85

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, RADNOR STREET, NETTLEFIELD PUBLIC ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Date: 1934-1936
Nature: New school and dwelling house. Builder: J. & R.W. Taggart.
Refs: IB 76, 16 Jun 1934, 417; 78, 17 Oct 1936, 923-4(illus.); Paul Larmour, Belfast: an illustrated architectural guide (1987), 84 (no. 197),85(illus.)

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, NUBIA STREET, ST SIMON'S PRIMARY SCHOOL
Date: 1935
Nature: New lavatories.
Refs: IB 77, 6 apr 1935, 289

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, BRYSON STREET (& BEECHFIELD STREET), SCHOOL
Date: 1935
Nature: New school?
Refs: IB 77, 19 Oct 1935, 962

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, ORMEAU ROAD, ORMEAU PLAYING FIELDS
Date: 1935
Nature: Boundary wall (also pavilion and house?).
Refs: IB 77, 19 Oct 1935, 962

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, CLIFTONVILLE ROAD, MODEL PUBLIC ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Date: 1936
Nature: New school and caretaker's house, for Belfast Corporation Education Committee.
Refs: IB 77, 10 Aug 1935, 715; 78, 22 Aug 1936, 757; 80, 15 Oct 1938, 864; 'Architecture Yesterday and Today', supplement to Irish Times, 21 Jun 1939, 38; Paul Larmour, Belfast: an illustrated architectural guide (1987), 85.

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, UPPER MEADOW STREET, SCHOOL
Date: 1936
Nature: New lavatorie & fire escape stairs.
Refs: IB 78, 8 Aug,31 Oct 1936, 710,990

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, EGMONT STREET, HOUSE
Date: 1936
Nature: Houses in Egmont St, Banbridge (Banbury?) St and Redcliffe St for Belfast Education Committee (probably all school caretakers' houses)..
Refs: IB 78, 17 Oct 1936, 948

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, BALLYGOMARTIN ROAD, FORTH RIVER PUBLIC ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Date: 1936-38
Nature: Adds. & alts. Buioder: C. & W. McQuoid, Ltd, Beatrice St.
Refs: IB 78, 8 Aug 1936, 710; 80, 19 Mar 1938, 226

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, AGINCOURT AVENUE, BOTANIC SCHOOL
Date: 1936-39
Nature: New school, completed Spring 1939. Builder: J. Moreland.
Refs: IB 78, 28 Nov 1936, 1089; 81, 13 May 1939, 387; RIBAJ 46 (1938-39), 967-970(illus.); AJ ?94, 2 Oct 1941, 229; Architectural Review 90 (1941), 141(illus.); R. McKinstry, ‘Contemporary Architecture’, in Michael Longley, ed., Causeway: the Arts in Ulster (Arts Council, 1971), 29; Paul Larmour, Belfast: an illustrated architectural guide (1987), 84 (no. 198),85(illus.)

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, DURHAM STREET, SCHOOL
Date: 1937
Nature: Addition.
Refs: IB 79, 10 Jul 1937, 630

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, PARK ROAD, SCHOOL
Date: 1937
Nature: Additions.
Refs: IB 79, 6 Feb 1937, 126

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, NORTH QUEEN STREET, GROVE PUBLIC ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Date: 1937-39
Nature: New school for Belfast Corporation Education Committee. Builder: William Logan & Sons.
Refs: IB 81, 2 Sep 1939, 744; Paul Larmour, Belfast: an illustrated architectural guide (1987), 85.

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, OLDPARK ROAD, NO. 629-633 (CARR'S GLEN PUBLIC ELEMENTARY SCHOOL)
Date: 1938
Nature: New school for Belfast Corporation Education Committee.
Refs: IB 80, 19 Mar 1938, 241; AJ 98, 23 Sep 1943, 222(illus.); Paul Larmour, Belfast: an illustrated architectural guide (1987), 85.

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, CHERRYVILLE STREET, SCHOOL
Date: 1938
Nature: Alts.
Refs: IB 80, 15 Oct 1938, 874

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, PAULETT AVENUE, SCHOOL
Date: 1938
Nature: Adds. & alts.
Refs: IB 80, 15 Oct 1938, 874

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, UTILITY STREET, ARELLIAN NURSERY SCHOOL
Date: 1938
Nature: To be extended.
Refs: Specification, Jun 1938, and drawing by RSW, 1939, in PRONI, D3020/5/1 and D3020/6/5 (see PRONI e-catalogue); IB 80, 19 Feb,3 Sep 1938, 154,753.

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, MARINA PARK, ORANGEFIELD PUBLIC ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Date: 1938-1940
Nature: New school on E-shaped plan in former demesne of Orangefield House. For Belfast Corporation Education Committee. Builder: T. & J. Whiteside, Dundela Cresc, Belfast.
Refs: IB 80, 3 Sep 1938, 753; 82, 23 Nov 1940, 700; Paul Larmour, Belfast: an illustrated architectural guide (1987), 85.

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, CRUMLIN ROAD, EDENDERRY NURSERY SCHOOL
Date: 1938-1940
Nature: New school..
Refs: IB 80, 25 Jun 1938, 542; 81, 8 Jul 1939, 593; 82, 16 Mar,27 Apr 1940, 178,280; is this the nursery school reviewed in AJ 102, 11 Oct 1945, 265(illus.)?

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, NORTH HOWARD STREET, CHARTERS MEMORIAL PUBLIC ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Date: 1939
Nature: New school for Belfast Corporation Education Committee.
Refs: Paul Larmour, Belfast: an illustrated architectural guide (1987), 85.

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, ALLIANCE ROAD, SCHOOL
Date: 1939
Nature: New school and caretaker's house.
Refs: IB 81, 5 Aug 1939, 678

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, NORTH HOWARD STREET, CHARTERS MEMORIAL INFANTS' SCHOOL
Date: 1939
Nature: New school for Belfast Corporation Education Committee.
Refs: IB 81, 18 Mar 1939, 238

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, SOUTHLAND STREET, SCHOOL
Date: 1940
Nature: Alts. to lavatories.
Refs: IB 82, 22 Jun 1940, 418

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, WEST CIRCULAR ROAD, BALLYGOMARTIN HOUSING SCHEME
Date: 1946ca
Nature: Housing scheme between West Circular Road, Ballygomartin Road and Springfield Road.
Refs: AJ ?, 14 Feb 1946, 143(illus.)

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, SUMMERHILL AVENUE, HOUSES (096)
Date: 1947ca
Nature: Housing scheme of 96 houses for Belfast Corporation.
Refs: IB 89, 4 Oct 1947, 734

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, HOLYWOOD ROAD, ASHFIELD HOUSING SCHEME
Date: 1947ca
Nature: Housing scheme of 134 houses for Belfast Corporation.
Refs: IB 89, 4 Oct 1947, 734

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, BARNETT'S ROAD, HOUSES (028)
Date: 1947ca
Nature: Housing scheme of 28 houses for Belfast Corporation.
Refs: IB 89, 4 Oct 1947, 734

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, EDENVALE HOUSING ESTATE
Date: 1951a
Nature: Housing scheme of 69 2- and 3-bedroomed houses, for Belfast Corporation. RSW assisted by T. Bell. RSW receives NI Ministry of Health's Housing Medal for same. Contractors: Mackie & Co., Dundonald for 2-bedroomed houses (£1,119 each); Hammond & Waddell, Belfast, for 3-bedroomed houses (£1,358 each)
Refs: IB 93, 26 May,18 Aug,15 Sep 1951, 556,850-852(illus.),948

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, COLLEGE SQUARE EAST, ACADEMICAL INSTITUTION
Date: 1953
Nature: Proposal for adds. exh. Royal Academy, 1953.
Refs: RA 1953, no. 1109

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, SERPENTINE ROAD, NO. 041-83 (BALLYGOLAN PRIMARY SCHOOL)
Date: 1955
Nature: New school by RSW and D.A. Shanks recently opened. Traditional style. Plans drawn up in 1946 but shelved for a few years, therefore 'more spacious and luxurious than it would have been if it had been designed during the last few years'. Builder: J.M. Reilly, Ltd.
Refs: IB 97, 15 Jan 1955, 65

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, MAY STREET, NO. 017-29 (KING GEORGE VI MEMORIAL CENTRE)
Date: 1957-58
Nature: Large hall.
Refs: IB 99, 23 Feb 1957, 143; 100, 1 Nov 1958, 84

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, BELMONT ROAD, CAMPBELL COLLEGE
Date: 1958
Nature: New science labs. opened. Cost £40,000. Contractor: McLaughlin & Harvey.
Refs: IB 100, 15 Nov 1958, 843

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, BALLYGOMARTIN ROAD, BALLYGOMARTIN SECONDARY INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL FOR BOYS
Date: 1958a
Nature: New school for 950 pupils costing £250,000, officially opened.. Designed by RSW and his successor D.A. Shanks. Builder: J. McCreedy, Ltd.
Refs: IB 100, 5 Apr 1958, 239

Author Title Date Details
Anon. 'Functionalism in Continental architecture: a chat with Mr Wilshere, FRIBA' 1936 IB 78, 21 Mar 1936, 227.
Wilshere, Reginald Sharman ''By-laws and regulation' 1934 IB 76, 27 Jan 1934, 49. (Summary(?) of paper read at joint meeting of NI branch of Surveyors' Institution and Auctioneers' and Estate Agents' Insitutute; there is also a brief summary in Belfast Newsletter, 22 Jan 1934
Wilshere, Reginald Sharman 'The devlopment of the modern school plan' 1934 Irish Architect and Builder 1 (no. 1, Apr 1934), 8-9.
Wilshere, Reginald Sharman 'Architecture in daily life' 1936 IB 78, 14 Nov 1936, 1022. (Paper read to RSUA.)
Wilshere, Reginald Sharman 'Modern architecture and the public elementary school' 1938 IB 80, 5,19 Mar 1938, 180,229. (Paper read to AAI.)