Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Selected: CO. ANTRIM, LARNE, CHAINE MEMORIAL TOWER

Name: CLOSE, SAMUEL PATRICK
Building: CO. ANTRIM, LARNE, CHAINE MEMORIAL TOWER
Date: 1886-88
Nature: Irish round tower, raised by subscription in memory of James Chaine. Intended as a lighthouse but not equipped as one until 1897.
Refs: RHA 1889, no. 408; Angela E. McGuinness, 'Samuel Patrick Close: Architect' (unpublished master's thesis, Queen's University, Belfast, 1990), 60,61,128 (Pls. 88,89); for more about this tower see Bill Long, Bright Light, White Water (1993), 181-2; Paul Larmour, 'A Worthy Victorian Architect' , Perspective: the Journal of the Royal Society of Ulster Architects 5 (May/Jun 1998), 73(illus),74