Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Selected: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, UNIVERSITY ROAD, QUEEN'S UNIVERSITY

Name: LANYON, CHARLES (SIR)
Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, UNIVERSITY ROAD, QUEEN'S UNIVERSITY
Date: 1847-49
Nature: Clerk of Works: W.H. Lynn. Builder: Cranston Gregg, Belfast. Master mason: Robert McCredie (Lanyon's maternal great-grandfather). Elevation and plans published in |16th Annual Report of Commissioners of Public Works (Ireland)| (1848), criticised in |Ecclesioligist| 9, Apr 1849, 290-91.
Refs: 15th Annual Report of Commissioners of Public Works (Ireland) (1847), 6; 16th Report (1848), 15, with plans and el;evation in Appendix B, 4,5,6 (repr. F. O'Dwyer, 'Building empires: architecture, politics and the Board of Works 1760-1860', Irish Architectural and Decorative Studies 5 (2002), Pl.39); 17th Report(1849), 25; B 8, 14 Sep 1850, 436; 9, 18 Jan,1 Feb 1851, 42,43(illus.)77; APSD 1, B, 57; Aston Webb, 'Leaves from the Life of the late W.H. Lynn, RHA', RIBAJ 23 (1916-17), 92; A.J. Rowan & C.E.B. Brett, Queen's University (UAHS, revised edition 1975), 4(illus.),19,20(illus.); C.E.B. Brett, The Buildings of Belfast (2nd ed., 1985), 32; Paul Larmour, Belfast: an illustrated architectural guide (1987), 15 (no. 25, illus.); David Evans & Paul Larmour, Queen's: an architectural legacy (Institute of Irish Studies, 1995), 1-19(illus.)

Name: OWEN, JAMES HIGGINS
Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, UNIVERSITY ROAD, QUEEN'S UNIVERSITY
Date: 1861;1865
Nature: Anatomical school to be added, 1861. Tenders invited, Nov 1861. Adds. to anatomical school (lecture theatre, professor's room, enlargement of dissecting room, anatomical museum), 1865. Contractor: Murphy, Newtownards (£1476)
Refs: IAA, PKS L1 (p.177,179,232-3); DB 3, 1 Nov 1861, 666; 7, 15 Feb 1865, 48; 31st Annual Report of Commissioners of Public Works (Ireland) (1862), 8

Name: OWEN, JAMES HIGGINS
Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, UNIVERSITY ROAD, QUEEN'S UNIVERSITY
Date: 1863
Nature: Additional storey to S corridor.
Refs: DB 5, 1 Aug 1863, 133

Name: COCHRANE, ROBERT
Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, UNIVERSITY ROAD, QUEEN'S UNIVERSITY
Date: 1895;1896-97;1905-07
Nature: Physiological & pathological labs, 1895; Hamilton tower, students' union building, 1896-97 (honorary architect); physics & engineering labs.. Harland Laboratories, new gate lodge and tower, 1907.
Refs: Drawings signed or countersigned by RC and G.W. Crowe for addition above cloisters on N side, 1904,1905, in NA, OPW drawings collection, NI properties section; IB 37, 15 Mar,1 Apr 1895, 80,94; 38, 1 Feb 1896, 25; 47, 16 Dec 1905, 903; 48, 6 Oct,17 Nov 1906, 804,928; 49, 1 Jun,5 Oct 1907, 393,685,691;  Irish Times, 20 Jan 1896;  B 93, 19 Oct 1907, 421; drawings of students' union exh. at RHA 1896, no. 438, and 1897, no. 494; E. Macdowel Cosgrave, ed., Dublin and County Dublin in the Twentieth Century (1908), 265

Name: FENNELL, WILLIAM JOHN
Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, UNIVERSITY ROAD, QUEEN'S UNIVERSITY
Date: 1902
Nature: New laboratory for engineering and physics. (This is surely incorrect?)
Refs: IB 43, 19 Jun 1902, 1283

Name: FENNELL, WILLIAM JOHN
Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, UNIVERSITY ROAD, QUEEN'S UNIVERSITY
Date: 1909
Nature: Extension; alts, to registrar's house to give rooms for women students and additional lecture rooms. Builder: McLaughlin & Harvey.
Refs: IB 51, 23 Jan,20 Mar,24 Jul 1909, 37,161,454

Name: MACKENZIE, ALEXANDER MARSHALL #
Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, UNIVERSITY ROAD, QUEEN'S UNIVERSITY
Date: 1910
Nature: Design for extension placed 3rd in competition. Assessor: Aston Webb.
Refs: B 99, 15,22 Oct 1910, 444,460-62(illus.); Building News 99, 21 Oct 1910, 582,595-96(illus.).

Name: CLAPHAM, FREDERICK DARE #
Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, UNIVERSITY ROAD, QUEEN'S UNIVERSITY
Date: 1910
Nature: Design with Henry Tanner for extension placed 2nd in competition. Assessor: Aston Webb.
Refs: B 99, 15,22 Oct 1910, 444,460-62(illus.); Building News 99, 21,28 Oct 1910, 582(illus.),595-6(illus.),617; A. Stuart Gray, Edwardian Architecture (2nd edition, 1988), 344; RA 1912, no. 1550

Name: TANNER, HENRY #
Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, UNIVERSITY ROAD, QUEEN'S UNIVERSITY
Date: 1910
Nature: Design for extension by HT with Frederick Dare Clapham placed 2nd in competition
Refs: Building News 99, 21,28 Oct 1910, 582(illus.),595-6(illus.),617; A. Stuart Gray, Edwardian Architecture (2nd edition, 1988), 344; RA 1912, no. 1550

Name: LYNN, WILLIAM HENRY
Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, UNIVERSITY ROAD, QUEEN'S UNIVERSITY
Date: 1910-1913
Nature: WHL wins competition for extensions. Assessor: Aston Webb. Contractor for new South Block: Laverty & Sons, Belfast. (£31,361). Contractor for Drill hall and rifle range (opened 20 Nov 1912): Robert Corry, £3,230.
Refs: IB 52, 15 Oct,24 Dec 1910, 634,778(illus.); 53, 4 Mar, 24 Jun,22 Jul 1911, 145,430,494; 54, 27 Apr,14 Sep,23 Nov 1912, 257,521,667; Building News 99, 14 Oct 1910, 531(illus. in supplement); 103, 27 Sep 1912, 432; B 99, 15,22 Oct 1910, 444,460-62(illus.); David Evans and Paul Larmour, Queen's: an architectural legacy (Institute of Irish Studies,1995), 24-29(illus.)

Name: JOY, ALBERT BRUCE *
Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, UNIVERSITY ROAD, QUEEN'S UNIVERSITY
Date: 1914ca
Nature: Bronze tablet in memory of Professor J. Thomson, FRS.
Refs: Exh. RA 1914, no. 2141

Name: CLOSE, RICHARD MILLS
Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, UNIVERSITY ROAD, QUEEN'S UNIVERSITY
Date: 1916
Nature: Proposed memorial tablet to W.H. Lynn to be erected in library
Refs: IB 58, 8 Jul 1916, 320

Name: CLOSE, RICHARD MILLS
Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, UNIVERSITY ROAD, QUEEN'S UNIVERSITY
Date: 1916;1924;1932?
Nature: Enlargement of bacteriological lab; gates (scheme by W.H. Lynn); new wing; agriculture buildings (with R. Ingleby Smith)
Refs: IB 58, 1 Jan 1916, 13; 66, 19 Apr,14 Jun,6 Sep 1924,15 Nov 350,533,778,978; 74, 19 Nov 1932, 1048; Building News 110, 5 Jan 1916, 32

Name: BROCK, THOMAS, (SIR) *#
Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, UNIVERSITY ROAD, QUEEN'S UNIVERSITY
Date: 1923
Nature: World War I memorial, designed by TB and executed by F. Arnold Wright. Unveiled by Duke of York 21 Jul 1924.
Refs: David Evans & Paul Larmour, Queen’s: an architectural legacy (Institute of Irish Studies, 1995), 39,40(illus.)

Name: FORSYTH, WILLIAM ADAM #
Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, UNIVERSITY ROAD, QUEEN'S UNIVERSITY
Date: 1932-33
Nature: Addition of dining room to students' union building. Contractor: William Dowling, Cromwell Rd, Belfast.
Refs: IB 74, 2 Jul 1932, 614; 75, 21 Oct,18 Nov,2 Dec 1933, 886,1000,1042; David Evans & Paul Larmour, Queen's: an architectural legacy (Insitute of Irish Studies, QUB, 1995) 30(illus.),31

Name: GIBSON, ROBERT HANNA
Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, UNIVERSITY ROAD, QUEEN'S UNIVERSITY
Date: 1936
Nature: Adds. to drill hall.
Refs: IB 78, 17 Oct 1936, 948

Name: MACGEAGH, JOHN
Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, UNIVERSITY ROAD, QUEEN'S UNIVERSITY
Date: 1949
Nature: Main entrance gateway.
Refs: David Evans & Paul Larmour, Queen's: an architectural legacy (Institute of Irish Studies, Queen's University, Belfast,1995), 38

Name: MACGEAGH, JOHN
Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, UNIVERSITY ROAD, QUEEN'S UNIVERSITY
Date: 1951
Nature: North wing extension and tower.
Refs: Paul Larmour, Belfast: an illustrated architectural guide (1987), 15;

Name: MACGEAGH, JOHN
Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, UNIVERSITY ROAD, QUEEN'S UNIVERSITY
Date: 1951;1963
Nature: North wing extension and tower. First floor oriel, 1963.
Refs: David Evans & Paul Larmour, Queen's: an architectural legacy (Institute of Irish Studies, Queen's University, Belfast,1995), 38 (illus.)