Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Selected: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, COLLEGE SQUARE NORTH, CHRIST CHURCH (CI)

Name: FARRELL, WILLIAM
Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, COLLEGE SQUARE NORTH, CHRIST CHURCH (CI)
Date: 1833
Nature: Greek revival with Ionic porch in antis. To accommodate 1,650. For Rev. Dr. Thomas Drew Consecrated 25 Jul 1833. (Closed down Jun 1993)
Refs: Fourth and final report of the Down & Connor Church Accommodation Society (1843), 7; John Frederick MacNeice, The Church of Ireland in Belfast (Belfast, 1931), 118;    Paul Larmour, Belfast: an illustrated architectural guide (1987), 8 (no. 13, illus.); Marcus Patton, Central Belfast: an historical gazetteer (UAHS, 1993), 78-9; Clergy of Connor (Ulster Historical Foundation, 1993),89

Name: BATT, WILLIAM [2]
Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, COLLEGE SQUARE NORTH, CHRIST CHURCH (CI)
Date: 1874-1878
Nature: Improvements.  Chancel enlarged; stucco ceiling replaced by flat pitch pine ceiling; old windows replaced; old pulpit replaced by 'more modern and artistic structure'; seats repainted; new flooring and heating. Tenders Nov 1874. Church reopened, 21 Jul 1878.
Refs: IB 16, 15 Nov 1874, 320; 20, 15 Dec 1878, 358;  Irish Ecclesiastical Gazette 20, no. 234, 1 Sep 1878, 252;  Paul Larmour, Belfast: an illustrated architectural guide (1987), 8; Brett, 23. pl.63.