Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Selected: ENGLAND, CHESTER (CHESHIRE), TOWN HALL

Name: LYNN, WILLIAM HENRY
Building: ENGLAND, CHESTER (CHESHIRE), TOWN HALL
Date: 1864-69
Nature: WHL winner of competition. Motto: 'Love's Labour'. FS laid 25 Oct 1865. Hall opened 15 Oct 1869. Contractor: George Clark.
Refs: Contract drawings, Sep 1865, in Cheshire and Chester Archives, ZD/S/6/1-17;  competition winning perspective(?) in collection of Mr P.J. Mulvenna, 1978, see H. Dixon, William Henry Lynn (Ulster Museum, 1878), no. 22; watercolour perspective in RIBA drawings collection, also pamphlet explaining Lynn' intentions and design, see Jill Lever, ed., Catalogue of the Drawings Collection of the Royal Institute of British Architects L-N (1973), 51,fig.21;  Freeman's Journal, 13 Aug 1864; DB 6, 15 Aug 1864, 166; 7, 1 May,1 Nov 1865, 111,254; 18, 15 Jun 1876, 171;   B 23,19 Aug,24 Sep,4 Nov 1865, 589,712,785; 27, 16 Oct 1869, 827(illus.),829; (for other Builder refs to this competition, see Roger Harper, Victorian Architectural Competitions (1983), 34); Architect 2, 23 Oct 1869, 204; design exh. RHA 1877, no. 324.

Name: LYNN, SAMUEL FERRES *
Building: ENGLAND, CHESTER (CHESHIRE), TOWN HALL
Date: 1868
Nature: Carvings and carved panels.
Refs: IB 10, 15 Oct 1868, 262; B 27, 16 Oct 1869, 829