Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Selected: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, KING'S ROAD (KNOCK), CHURCH OF ST COLUMBA (CI)

Name: CLOSE, SAMUEL PATRICK
Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, KING'S ROAD (KNOCK), CHURCH OF ST COLUMBA (CI)
Date: 1895-96;1900
Nature: FS laid 29 Jun 1895; chancel, transepts & one bay consecrated 13 Jun 1896. Builder: Courtney Bros. 2 more bays added and consecrated 23 Jun 1900.
Refs: B 71, 4 Jul 1896, 15; 79, 7 Jul 1900, 11; RHA 1908, no. 311; John Frederick MacNeice, The Church of Ireland in Belfast (Belfast, 1931), 43-46(illus.);  Angela E. McGuinness, 'Samuel Patrick Close: Architect' (unpublished master's thesis, Queen's University, Belfast, 1990), 70-72 (Pls. 100-105); Clergy of Down & Dromore (Ulster Historical Foundation, 1996), 69(illus.); Paul Larmour, 'A Worthy Victorian Architect' , Perspective: the Journal of the Royal Society of Ulster Architects 5 (May/Jun 1998), 74-5

Name: CLOSE, RICHARD MILLS
Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, KING'S ROAD (KNOCK), CHURCH OF ST COLUMBA (CI)
Date: 1930-1932;1934;1937
Nature: Completion of nave, tower, W front, cons. 21 May 1932. Church partially destroyed by fire, 1934, and restored. Memorial to Canon Austin in form of oak reredos, stalls & chancel panelling, 1937
Refs: IB 72, 8 Nov,20 Dec 1930, 994,1136; 73, 9 May 1931, 408; 74,21 May,10 Sep,19 Nov 1932, 473,816,1052; 76, 7 Apr 1934, 291(architect not named); 79, 6 Feb 1937, 104; Architect & Building News 124, 11 Jul 1930, 58; Clergy of Down & Dromore (Ulster Historical Foundation, 1996), 69(illus.)