Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Architect and engineer, of Bangor, Co. Down, and Belfast. Ernest Lucius Woods, son of Hugh McCalmont Woods and Selina Letitia Woods, was born in Co. Antrim on 27 June 1877.(1) He was educated at the Methodist College, Belfast and articled for five years to JOSIAH CORBETT BRETLAND JOSIAH CORBETT BRETLAND , city surveyor of Belfast. He was appointed town surveyor of Bangor in October 1899 and remained in the post until 1908, when he resigned.(2) He also practised privately as an architect and engineer in Belfast and Bangor. Several works are mentioned in the Irish Builder between 1908 and 1915, but there is a long gap between 1915 and 1929 followed by a fair amount of domestic and commercial work in the 1930s. Woods appears to have retired in about 1940, when he resigned from the RIAI.(3)   He died on 29 March 1952.(4)   According to the census of 1911, he had married circa 1906 and had at least two daughters.

ICEI: elected associate member, 6 December 1905;(5) resigned, 1942.(6)
RIAI: elected member, 1911;(7) raised to fellow, 1938, having been recommended by PERCY MORGAN JURY PERCY MORGAN JURY , THOMAS CALLENDER  THOMAS CALLENDER and DAVID WRIGHT BOYD DAVID WRIGHT BOYD ;(8) resigned, 1940.(9)
Royal Sanitary Institute: member.
Incorporated Association of Municipal & County Engineers: elected member, 10 February 1900.(10)

Addresses:(11) 24 Mayfair, Arthur Square, Belfast, and 97 Main Street, Bangor, 1909(12)-1914; Chichester Street, Belfast, 1915; 11 Chichester Street, Belfast, 1916-1940.
Home: Princess Gardens, Princetown Road, Bangor, Co. Down, 1905; 80 Seacliff Road, Bangor, Co. Down, 1911-15.

See WORKS.



References

All information in this entry not otherwise accounted for is from ICEI membership applications, III, 221, and from the entry on Woods in Directory of British Architects 1834-1914 (RIBA 2001), II, 1056, which is based on Woods's entry in Who's Who in Architecture (1914).

(1) www.familysearch.org 
(2) IB 50, 16 May 1908, 318; his successor, H.C. Bell, was appointed at the increased salary of £175 per annum on condition that he undertook no private architectural or engineering work within the Urban District.
(3) JRIAI (1941), 4. 
(4) Information from Ian B. McQuiston, citing will in PRONI.
(5) TICEI 33 (1905-1907), ?.
(6) ICEI membership lists.
(7) IB 53, 1 Apr 1911, 193; IA & C 1, 25 May 1911, 119.
(8) Jones transcript from RIAI minutes; JRIAI (1939), 13.
(9) See note 3, above.
(10) Proc.Inc. Assn of Municipal and County Engineers 29 (1902-1903), lxi.
(11) From RIAI membership lists unless otherwise attributed.
(12) IB 51, 6 Feb 1909, 81,82.


59 work entries listed in chronological order for WOODS, ERNEST LUCIUS


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Building: CO. DOWN, DONAGHADEE, WATER SUPPLY
Date: 1901
Nature: ESW selected from 27 competitors to be engineer for water supply scheme.
Refs: IB 43, 13 Mar 1901, 657

Building: CO. DOWN, DONAGHADEE, SEWERAGE SCHEME
Date: 1901
Nature: ESW selected from 27 competitors to be engineer for same.
Refs: IB 43, 13 Mar 1901, 657

Building: CO. DOWN, BANGOR, HAMILTON ROAD, NO. 012-28 (EPWORTH TERRACE)
Date: 1901ca
Nature: Terrace of 9 3-storey stucco terrace with 2-storey canted bays. For James Newell.
Refs: Marcus Patton, Bangor: an historical gazetteer (UAHS, 1999), 95

Building: CO. DOWN, BANGOR, ESPLANADE, SHELTER
Date: 1902
Nature: Ornamental shelter. For Bangor Town Commissioners.
Refs: IB 43, 18 Dec 1902, 1524

Building: CO. DOWN, BANGOR, WATER SUPPLY
Date: 1902
Nature: Proposed scheme.
Refs: IB 44, 4 Dec 1902, 1510

Building: CO. DOWN, BANGOR, SEWERAGE
Date: 1902
Nature: Proposed scheme.
Refs: IB 44, 4 Dec 1902, 1510

Building: CO. DOWN, BANGOR, HAMILTON ROAD, HOUSE & OFFICES
Date: 1903
Nature: Plans being prepared for private residence and offices costing £1,500.
Refs: IB 45, 23 Apr 1903, 1704

Building: CO. DOWN, BANGOR, HAMILTON ROAD, HOUSE
Date: 1903
Nature: Plans being prepared for detached house costing £450.
Refs: IB 45, 23 Apr 1903, 1704

Building: CO. DOWN, BANGOR, MAIN STREET, SHOP & STORES
Date: 1903
Nature: Plans being prepared for shop and stores costing £800.
Refs: IB 45, 23 Apr 1903, 1704

Building: CO. DOWN, BANGOR, HAMILTON ROAD, GOLF CLUB HOUSE (CONNOR HOUSE)
Date: 1903-04
Nature: New. FS laid 19 Dec 1903. To cost: £900. Contractors: J. & R. Thompson, Belfast.
Refs: IB 45, 23 Apr,18 Jun,31 Dec 1903, 1704,1835,3058; 46, 16 Jan 1904, 40(illus.); Marcus Patton, Historic Buildings in…Bangor and Groomsport (UAHS, 1984), 97,216(illus.)

Building: CO. DOWN, BANGOR, SEACLIFFE ROAD, SEWER
Date: 1904
Nature: Tenders sought for installing same.
Refs: IB 46, 27 Feb 1904, 106

Building: CO. DOWN, BANGOR, PUBLIC LAVATORIES (002)
Date: 1905
Nature: For Bangor UDC.
Refs: IB 47, 25 Mar 1905, 213

Building: CO. DOWN, BANGOR, ENDOWED SCHOOL
Date: 1905-06
Nature: Irregular 2- & 3-storey building with Dutch gables and castellated clock tower. Tender of Hutchinson Keeth, Glenravel St, Belfast, for erecting same accepted, Feb 1906. Opened Sept 1906. For Governors of Bangor Endowed School.
Refs: IB 47, 16 Dec 1905, 914; 48, 24 Feb 1906, 130; B 89, 9 Dec 1905, 630; Marcus Patton, Bangor: an historical gazetteer (UAHS, 1999), 54(illus.),56-57.

Building: CO. DOWN, BANGOR, DOWNSHIRE ROAD, NO. 002 (DALMENY LODGE)
Date: 1905ca
Nature: 2-storey, double fronted stucco villa, with overhanging eaves. For John Brown.
Refs: Marcus Patton, Bangor: an historical gazetteer (UAHS, 1999), 9(illus.),70

Building: CO. DOWN, BANGOR, HOUSE
Date: 1906
Nature: New house for Mr R.J. Woods. Contracrt for building same secured by J. & R. Thompson, Belfast.
Refs: IB 48, 10 Mar 1906, 198

Building: CO. DOWN, BANGOR, PRINCETOWN ROAD, NO. 108 (PRINCETOWN LODGE)
Date: 1906ca
Nature: 2-storey house with half-hipped roof, for R>J> Woods 'damask designer, opera singer and painter'.
Refs: Marcus Patton, Historic Buildings in…Bangor and Groomsport (UAHS, 1984), 162

Building: CO. DOWN, BANGOR, WARD AVE
Date: 1908
Nature: Tenders invited for completion of same.
Refs: IB 50, 16 May 1908, 318

Building: CO. DOWN, BANGOR, MAXWELL ROAD, NO. 030 (MANSE)
Date: 1908ca
Nature: Irregular, 2½-storey roughcast house for minister of First Bangor Presbyterian church 'probably designed by Ernest Woods' (Patton).
Refs: Marcus Patton, Bangor: an historical gazetteer (UAHS, 1999), 144

Building: CO. DOWN, BANGOR, GRAY'S HILL, HOUSES (002)
Date: 1909
Nature: Tenders invited for erection of same.
Refs: IB 51, 6 Feb 1909, 82

Building: CO. DOWN, BANGOR, STREETS (004)
Date: 1909
Nature: Tenders invited for completion of 4 streets on estate of Lady Clanmorris.
Refs: IB 51, 6 Feb 1909, 90

Building: CO. DOWN, BANGOR, HAMILTON ROAD, CARNEGIE LIBRARY & TECHNICAL INSTITUTE
Date: 1909-1910
Nature: New library and technical institute. Plans prepared and tenders about to be invited, Feb 1909. Opened by Lord Londonderry 8 Jan 1910. Cost: £3,600. Contractor: William Dowling & Sons, Belfast. Clerk of Works: Jackson G. Smyth.
Refs: IB 45, 23 Apr 1903, 1704; 51, 6 Feb 1909, 81; 52, 22 Jan,6 Aug 1910, 53,508(illus.); 53, 1 Apr 1911, 193; B 98, 15 Jan 1910, 68; Brendan Grimes, Irish Carnegie Libraries: a catalogue and architectural history (1998), 93-95(illus.); Marcus Patton, Historic Buildings in…Bangor and Groomsport (UAHS, 1984), 94(illus.),96

Building: CO. DOWN, BANGOR, MAXWELL ROAD, NO. 021
Date: 1910ca
Nature: 2-storey roughcast house, 'probably' by ELW.
Refs: Marcus Patton, Historic Buildings in…Bangor and Groomsport (UAHS, 1984), 144

Building: CO. DOWN, NEWTOWNARDS, ULSTER PRINT WORKS
Date: 1911
Nature: New works. Contractor: William Dowling. Cost: £10,661.
Refs: IB 53, 21 Jan,4,18 Mar 1911, 52,146,178

Building: CO. DOWN, BANGOR, MAXWELL ROAD, NO. 032 (GLENVIEW, FORMERLY THE NOOK)
Date: 1912
Nature: Irregular 2½ storey house designed by ELW for himself.
Refs: Marcus Patton, Bangor: an historical gazetteer (UAHS, 1999), 144,145(illus.)

Building: CO. DOWN, BANGOR, SEACLIFF ROAD, NO. 278 (SEAVIEW HOUSE)
Date: 1912ca
Nature: 2-storey red brick house, 'probably' by ELW.
Refs: Marcus Patton, Historic Buildings in…Bangor and Groomsport (UAHS, 1984), 191

Building: CO. DOWN, DOWNPATRICK (NEAR), GAMEKEEPER'S HOUSE
Date: 1914
Nature: Tenders sought for erection of same.
Refs: IB 56, 17 Jan 1914, 48

Building: CO. DOWN, BANGOR, MAXWELL ROAD, HOUSE
Date: 1915
Nature: New bungalow, for Mr Lowry. Contractor: William McMillan & Sons, Bloomfield.
Refs: IB 57, 14 Aug 1915, 365

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, CORNMARKET, PREMISES
Date: 1915
Nature: Alts. being carried out by A. Hanvey, Corporation St.
Refs: IB 57, 18 Dec 1915, 545

Building: CO. DOWN, BANGOR, CHURCH STREET, JENNIE HANNA MEMORIAL HALL
Date: 1920ca
Nature: Gabled rendered hall, 7 bays deep. Designed free of charge for Miss Jennie Hanna and built by members of temperance social club which she had established.
Refs: Marcus Patton, Bangor: an historical gazetteer (UAHS, 1999),45

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, LISBURN ROAD, SHOP & HOUSE
Date: 1929
Nature: New.
Refs: IB 71, 8 Jun 1929, 533

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, STORMONT PARK, HOUSES
Date: 1929;1931
Nature: 4 or more houses.
Refs: IB 71, 8 Jun,7,21 Dec 1929, 533,1092,1138; 73, 5 Dec 1931, 1063

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, CIRCULAR ROAD, HOUSE
Date: 1930
Nature: New.
Refs: IB 72, 1 Aug 1930, 687

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, WOODCOT AVENUE, PREMISES
Date: 1931
Nature: Adds.
Refs: IB 73, 9 May 1931, 417

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, KNOCKDENE PARK, HOUSE
Date: 1931
Nature: Adds.
Refs: IB 73, 15 Aug 1931, 725

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, WOODCOT AVENUE, BAKERY
Date: 1931-33
Nature: New, 1931. Adds, 1932,1933, for J.L. Stewart.
Refs: IB 73, 145 Aug 1931, 725; 74, 30 Jan 1932, 113; 75, 15 Jul 1933, 610

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, YORK ROAD, SHOP & STORE
Date: 1932
Nature: Conversion of store into lock-up shop and store for E(J?).L. Stewart. Plans passed.
Refs: IB 74, 9 Apr 1932, 347

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, CREGAGH ROAD (& GIBSON PARK), SHOP & STORES
Date: 1932
Nature: New., for J.L. Stewart. Plans passed.
Refs: IB 74, 21 May 1932, 480

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, GREENVILLE ROAD, BAKERY
Date: 1933
Nature: Adds., for J.L. Stewart.
Refs: IB 75, 8 Apr 1933, 292

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, WANDSWORTH ROAD, HOUSE
Date: 1933
Nature: Adds., for Mrs Margaret McConnell. Plans passed.
Refs: IB 75, 1 Jul 1933, 566

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, DUNRAVEN AVENUE, BAKERY
Date: 1934
Nature: Adds.
Refs: IB 76, 16 Jun 1934, 517

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, HIGH STREET, SHOP & WAREHOUSE
Date: 1935
Nature: Rebuilding of premisez near Albert Memorial.
Refs: IB 77, 29 Jun,21 Sep 1935, 578,871

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, CRUMLIN ROAD, SHOP
Date: 1935
Nature: Large prmises.
Refs: IB 77, 21 Sep,5 Oct 1935, 871,920

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, ORBY CRESCENT, BISCUIT FACTORY
Date: 1936
Nature: New factory.
Refs: IB 78, 8 Feb 1936, 117

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, CASTLEREAGH ROAD, SHOP
Date: 1936
Nature: New.
Refs: IB 78, 13 Jun 1936, 523

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, NEWTOWNARDS ROAD, SHOP & STORES
Date: 1936
Nature: New.
Refs: IB 78, 22 Aug 1936, 757

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, CIRCULAR ROAD, HOUSE
Date: 1936
Nature: New.
Refs: IB 78, 16 May 1936, 430

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, SANDY ROW (& ROLAND STREET), SHOP
Date: 1936
Nature: New lock-up shop.
Refs: IB 78, 11 Jan 1936, 35

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, NEWTOWNARDS ROAD, SHOP & STORE
Date: 1937
Nature: New.
Refs: IB 79, 15 May 1937, 450

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, ANTRIM ROAD, SHOP & STORE
Date: 1937
Nature: New.
Refs: IB 79, 25 Dec 1937, 1138

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, OLDPARK ROAD, SHOP
Date: 1937
Nature: New.
Refs: IB 79, 6 Feb 1937, 126

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, SYDENHAM AVENUE, HOUSE(S)
Date: 1937
Nature: 1 (or 2?) new house(s).
Refs: IB 79, 10 Jul,4 Sep 1937, 630,797

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, NORWOOD GARDENS, HOUSES
Date: 1937;1939
Nature: 2 new houses, 1937. Another house, 1939.
Refs: IB 79, 30 Oct 1937, 962; 81, 13 May 1939, 410

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, ORBY CRESCENT, ELECTRICITY SUB-STATION
Date: 1938
Nature: New.IB 78, 27 Jun 1938, 572
Refs: -

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, NORWOOD PARK, HOUSE
Date: 1939
Nature: New.
Refs: IB 81, 10 Jun 1939, 502

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, NEWTOWNARDS ROAD UPPER, PREMISES
Date: 1939
Nature: Adds.
Refs: IB 81, 4 Mar 1939, 194

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, SEVERN STREET, WALL
Date: 1939
Nature: New boundary wall.
Refs: IB 81, 11 Nov 1939, 935

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, KING'S ROAD, GREENHOUSE
Date: 1939
Nature: New.
Refs: IB 81, 25 Nov 1939, 967

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, WOODCOT AVENUE (NEAR), GARAGE
Date: 1940
Nature: New.
Refs: IB 82, 16 Mar 1940, 178

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, GREENVILLE ROAD (NEAR), BAKERY
Date: 1940
Nature: Adds.
Refs: IB 82, 27 Apr 1940, 282