Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Selected: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, NEWTOWNARDS ROAD UPR (STORMONT), NORTHERN IRELAND PARLIAMENT

Name: KNOTT, RALPH #
Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, NEWTOWNARDS ROAD UPR (STORMONT), NORTHERN IRELAND PARLIAMENT
Date: 1923
Nature: Proposed office blocks flanking parliament house, 1923 (unexecuted).
Refs: Building News 121, 25 Nov 1921, 322; B 124, 13 Mar 1923, 600; obituary of Knott in RIBAJ 36 (1928-29), 296; Paul Larmour, Belfast: an illustrated architectural guide (1987), 111.

Name: KNOTT, RALPH #
Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, NEWTOWNARDS ROAD UPR (STORMONT), NORTHERN IRELAND PARLIAMENT
Date: 1926
Nature: Neo-Georgian red brick Speaker's House. By Knott & [Ernest Stone] Collins. Formally handed over to NI Government, 26 Aug 1926.
Refs: Irish Times, 27 Aug 1926;  obituary of Knott in RIBAJ 36 (1928-29), 296;   Paul Larmour, Belfast: an illustrated architectural guide (1987), 111.

Name: THORNELY, ARNOLD (SIR) #
Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, NEWTOWNARDS ROAD UPR (STORMONT), NORTHERN IRELAND PARLIAMENT
Date: 1928-1932
Nature: New parliament and high court building provided for under Government of |reland Act, 1920.  Considerable delay in building same.  Only foundations laid by Aug 1926. Formal laying of foundation stone by Duke of Abercorn, Governor of Northern Ireland, 19 May 1928. General contractors: Stewart & Partners, Belfast, Dublin and London (tender approx. £300,000). Decoration by G. Morrow & Son, Clifton St, Belfast.Opened by Prince of Wales Nov 1932.
Refs: Drawing(s) dated 1925 in NA, OPW drawings collection, Norther Ireland properties;  B 124, 13 Apr 1923, 600;  IB 66, 12 Jan 1924, 17; 67, 17 Sep,29 Oct,24 Dec 1927, 674, 786(illus.),955; 70, 14 Apr,7,26 May 1928, 301,431,442; 74, 4 Jun,19 Nov 1932, 512,1021.1025,1053(illus.); 77, 6 Apr 1935, 266;   Irish Times, 27 Aug 1926;  Architect & Building News 119, 17 Feb,25 May 1928, 279,769; 124, 15,22 Aug,5 Sep,26 Dec 1930, 222,250,290(illus.),862; 125, 9 Jan,20 Feb,6 Mar 1931, 102, ?,357; 130, 22 Apr 1932, 125; 132, 11 Nov 1932, 164-167(illus.); AJ 58, 12 Sep,3 Oct 1923, 387,499; 67, 11 Jan 1928, 122(illus.); 76, 9 Nov 1932, 580-585(illus.),574,576,579(illus.); Country Life 72, 24 Sep 1932, 356; Paul Larmour, Belfast: an illustrated architectural guide (1987), 110-111(illus.)

Name: MERRIFIELD, LEONARD STANFORD *#
Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, NEWTOWNARDS ROAD UPR (STORMONT), NORTHERN IRELAND PARLIAMENT
Date: 1933;1942
Nature: Bronze statue of Lord Carson erected in front of parliament buildings, unveiled by Carson, 8 Jul 1933. Also full-legth bronze statue of Lord Craigavon on main staircase, 1942.
Refs: Statuette exh. RA 1834, no. 1642; model of head exh. RA 1935, no. 1542; H. Montgomery Hyde, Carson (paperback edition, 1987), 492

Name: SMITH, ROLAND INGLEBY
Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, NEWTOWNARDS ROAD UPR (STORMONT), NORTHERN IRELAND PARLIAMENT
Date: 1942
Nature: Memorial at tomb of Lord Cragavon, consisting of large block of Portland stone, with arms on Cragavon peerage on one side. Completed after death of RIS.
Refs: IB 84, 15 Aug 1942, 294

Name: HOPCRAFT, ROBERT GEORGE
Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, NEWTOWNARDS ROAD UPR (STORMONT), NORTHERN IRELAND PARLIAMENT
Date: 1945ca
Nature: Memorial to Lord Craigavon.
Refs: Obituary in RIAI Yearbook 1948, 34