Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Architect, of London. William Fullerton was possibly a son of WILLIAM TURNEY FULLERTON  WILLIAM TURNEY FULLERTON and a brother of JOHN HENRY FULLERTON JOHN HENRY FULLERTON . He is almost certainly the William Fullerton who appears in the British censuses for 1881 and 1891, where he is described as being Irish-born, aged respectively thirty and thirty-nine, an architect by occupation, married(1) and living in West Ham.

In 1890 Fullerton published Architectural Examples in Brick, Stone, Wood and Iron, consisting of 220 plates of architectural details, plans and elevations, taken from examples in England, Ireland, France, Germany, Italy and the United States. The book ran into three editions; the third edition, which appeared in 1914, was expanded by a further twenty-four plates. On the title page of the third edition Fullerton is described as 'formerly of the Department of Appled Sciences, King's College, London, and Art Schools, South Kensington'. The 'examples' include many details from St Patrick's Cathedral, Armagh, and designs for at least two buildings by John Henry Fullerton, the Masonic Lodge at Armagh and St John's Church of Ireland, Magherally, Co. Down. This suggests that William Fullerton and John Henry Fullerton were closely connected.(2)

William Fullerton died in 1915.(3)

Address: The Limes, 2 Gipsy Lane, West Ham, Essex, 1881;138 Gower Road, West Ham, 1891; 14 Wyatt Road, West Ham, 1901.



(1) His wife, Susette, is described as 45 years old and English born in 1881, as 38 and Irish born in 1891, and as 39 and English born in 1901!
(2) According to www.familysearch.org, William Turney Fullerton did have a son named William, born in 1848, but his date of death is given as 17 November 1867.
(3) An obituary (not seen) is in B 109, 10 Dec 1915, 424.
(4) From English censuses of 1881, 1891 and 1901.

Author Title Date Details
Fullerton, William Architectural Examples in Brick, Stone, Wood and Iron 1890 London: Spon, 1890. Further editions and impressions, 1895, 1903, 1908, 1914.