Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Selected: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, DONEGALL STREET, ST ANNE'S CATHEDRAL (CI)

Name: HEMS, HARRY *#
Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, DONEGALL STREET, ST ANNE'S CATHEDRAL (CI)
Date: 1864
Nature: Capitals of pulpit designed by George Gilbert Scott carved by HH when still a journeyman.
Refs: IB 52, 11 Jun 1910, 386

Name: SCOTT, GEORGE GILBERT (SIR) #
Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, DONEGALL STREET, ST ANNE'S CATHEDRAL (CI)
Date: 1864
Nature: Pulpit, designed by GGS 1863 and made by William Farmer, erected in Westminster Abbey in 1864. Capitals carved by Harry Hems. Figures by - Hart. Moved to St Anne's Cathedral in or by 1904.
Refs: Irish Times, 1 Jun 1894; IB 52, 28 May,11 Jun 1910, 332,386

Name: LYNN, WILLIAM HENRY
Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, DONEGALL STREET, ST ANNE'S CATHEDRAL (CI)
Date: 1896-1915
Nature: WHL worked as Drew's consulting architect, suggesting Romanesque form of Drew's second scheme. Continued as architect after Drew's death in 1910. Presented west window to cathedral.
Refs: Building News 71, 30 Oct 1896, 631(illus. in supplement); 109, 27 Oct 1915, 468 82, 2 May 1902, 627(illus. in supplement); Paul Larmour, Belfast: an illustrated architectural guide (1987), 71 (no.159)

Name: DREW, THOMAS (SIR)
Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, DONEGALL STREET, ST ANNE'S CATHEDRAL (CI)
Date: 1896;1898-1904
Nature: lst scheme (Gothic), 1896; Romanesque scheme 1898. With W.H. Lynn. Preliminary pile driving begun 14 Aug 1899. FS laid 6 Sep 1899. Nave consecrated 2 Jun 1904. Expenditure up to that date over £30,000.  Builder: Laverty.
Refs: S. & d. plan and internal elevation in coll. City Engineer, Belfast, 13923/3254, see H. Dixon, Ulster Architecture 1800-1900 (UAHS, 1972), 21 (no. 92); PRONI, W.H. Stephens & Sons papers, D1898/1/30; A Cathedral for Belfast: a statement and appeal (Belfast, 1896); RHA 1897, no. 495,496; 1900, no. 291,292; 1903, no. 231; 1905, no. 341; RSA 1904, no. 444;  Irish Times, 16 Aug,7 Sep 1899, 1,3 Jun 1904;  IB 41, 1,15 Sep 1899, 114,122,126-128[illus.]; 42, 1Aug,15 Dec 1900, 434,574; 43, 16,30 Jan,27 Mar 1901, 599,613(illus. in supplement),675; 44, 30 Jan 1902, 1020; 46, 18 Jun 1904, 366,368-9(illus.); 47, 6 May 1905, 310; Jubilee No. 1909, 41; 52, 28 May 1910, 346 (illus. in supplement); 59, 8 Dec 1917, 619-620; 66, 18 Oct 1924, 898; 67, 2 May 1925, 345; 69, 25 Jun 1927, 457; 74, 4 Jun,19 Nov 1932, 512,520,1042; 78, 8 Feb 1936, 100; Building News 70, 17 Apr 1896, 582; 71, 4 Sep,30 Oct 1896, 356,631(illus. in supplement); 77, 22 Sep 1899, 368; 82, 2 May 1902, 627(illus. in supplement); 86, 3 Jun 1904, 794; B 70, 18 Apr,5 Sep 1896, 195,345; 86, 4 Apr 1904, 597-8; AJ 20, 28 Dec 1904, [supplement, 4]; John Frederick MacNeice, The Church of Ireland in Belfast (Belfast, 1931), 80-97 (illus.);   Brett, 67-69; Paul Larmour, Belfast: an illustrated architectural guide (1987), 71, no. 159[illus.]; Alistair Rowan, The Buildings of Ireland: North West Ulster (1979), 70

Name: POWELL, JAMES & SONS *#
Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, DONEGALL STREET, ST ANNE'S CATHEDRAL (CI)
Date: 1904a
Nature: 3 single-light  windows in W gable.
Refs: Irish Times, 1 Jun 1904;  Gloine, http://www.gloine.ie/gloine/diocese/window/16470/ (last visited, Oct 2018).

Name: CHALMERS, PETER MCGREGOR #
Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, DONEGALL STREET, ST ANNE'S CATHEDRAL (CI)
Date: 1917
Nature: PMC proposes modifications to Drew's design, including an octagonal instead of a square central tower and porch and large flanking square towers for west end. His designs for foundation, crypt, floor and pillars of central crossing executed after his death in 1922 under supervision of R.M. Close.
Refs: IB 59, 15 Sep 1917, 464; Building News 113, 19 Sep 1917, 221; B 113, 28 Sep 1917, 181; John Frederick MacNeice, The Church of Ireland in Belfast (Belfast, 1931), 87;  information from David Walker, Edinburgh

Name: CLOSE, RICHARD MILLS
Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, DONEGALL STREET, ST ANNE'S CATHEDRAL (CI)
Date: 1923-4
Nature: Adds.; vestry; baptistry, to designs originated by W.H. Lynn. Designs by Peter McGregor Chalmers for foundation, crypt, floor and pillars of central crossing executed under supervision of RMC.
Refs: IB 65, 16 Jun,11 Aug,20 Oct,29 Dec 1923, 464,620,811,1009; 70, 9 Jun 1928, 497;  John Frederick MacNeice, The Church of Ireland in Belfast (Belfast, 1931), 87-88; Paul Larmour, Belfast: an illustrated architectural guide (1987), 71 (no. 159)

Name: MARTIN, GERTRUDE *#
Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, DONEGALL STREET, ST ANNE'S CATHEDRAL (CI)
Date: 1924p-1928a;1927-29ca
Nature: Mosaic roof of baptistery representing Creation. Mosaic of singing angels on inner tympanu, of central door of W front.
Refs: John Frederick MacNeice, The Church of Ireland in Belfast (Belfast, 1931), 88-89;  Duncan Scarlett, Dedicated to St Anne (2007), 10-11.

Name: HARDING, MORRIS *#
Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, DONEGALL STREET, ST ANNE'S CATHEDRAL (CI)
Date: 1925-1937
Nature: Carving on nave capitals, responds, corbels, 1927-29.  Also figure of soldier with bowed head on military memorial.
Refs: Irish Ttimes, 25 Feb 1928; John Frederick MacNeice, The Church of Ireland in Belfast (Belfast, 1931), 92-93;  Paul Larmour, Belfast: an illustrated architectural guide (1987), 71 (no. 159); www.belfastcathedral.org.

Name: NICHOLSON, CHARLES ARCHIBALD (SIR) #
Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, DONEGALL STREET, ST ANNE'S CATHEDRAL (CI)
Date: 1925-27
Nature: West front (as memorial to fallen of World War I). Formal initiation, 2 Jun 1925. Completion celebrated, 2 Jun 1927.
Refs: Design for completion of W front, 1944, in Victoria & Albert Museum, RIBA Drawings Collection, PA568/5(1), see British Architectural Library Catalogue, http://riba.sirsidynix.net.uk/uhtbin/cgisirsi/wWKsUH0fs1/MAIN_CAT/174010170/13 (last visited Apr 2009);  IB 66, 3 May 1924, 378; 67, 21 Feb 1925, 147; Architect & Building News 118, 27 May 1927, 912;  Irish Times, 25 Feb 1928;  John Frederick MacNeice, The Church of Ireland in Belfast (Belfast, 1931), 90;  C.E.B. Brett, Buildings of Belfast (2nd ed., 1985), 69; Paul Larmour, Belfast: an illustrated architectural guide (1987), 71 (no. 159, illus.)..

Name: BURTON, ESMOND *#
Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, DONEGALL STREET, ST ANNE'S CATHEDRAL (CI)
Date: 1927
Nature: Carving in tympana on W. Front
Refs: C.E.B. Brett, Buildings of Belfast (2nd ed., 1985), 57

Name: NICHOLSON, CHARLES ARCHIBALD (SIR) #
Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, DONEGALL STREET, ST ANNE'S CATHEDRAL (CI)
Date: 1927-28
Nature: Furnishing and decoration of baptistry, including, floor and font.
Refs: Paul Larmour, Belfast: an illustrated architectural guide (1987), 71 (no. 159, illus.)..

Name: PRAEGER, ROSAMOND *
Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, DONEGALL STREET, ST ANNE'S CATHEDRAL (CI)
Date: 1928a
Nature: Design and execution of childrens' heads at ends of upper and lower string courses in baptistery.
Refs: John Frederick MacNeice, The Church of Ireland in Belfast (Belfast, 1931), 89.

Name: NICHOLSON, CHARLES ARCHIBALD (SIR) #
Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, DONEGALL STREET, ST ANNE'S CATHEDRAL (CI)
Date: 1930-32
Nature: Chapel of the Holy Spirit. Also bronze gates to W portal (executed by Tudor Art Co.).
Refs: Architect & Building News 123, 6 Jun 1930, 733; IB 72, 5 Jul,27 Sep 1930, 596,868; Paul Larmour, Belfast: an illustrated architectural guide (1987), 71 (no. 159)

Name: NICHOLSON, CHARLES ARCHIBALD (SIR) #
Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, DONEGALL STREET, ST ANNE'S CATHEDRAL (CI)
Date: 1933;1947-1957
Nature: Eastern apse and ambulatory. (Assisted by Thomas Johnson Rushton.)
Refs: Design for completion of E end, 1933, in Victoria & Albert Museum, RIBA Drawings Collection, PA568/5(2), see British Architectural Library Catalogue, http://riba.sirsidynix.net.uk/uhtbin/cgisirsi/wWKsUH0fs1/MAIN_CAT/174010170/13 (last visited Apr 2009); designs for an altar book rest, communion table, memorial book lectern & seats of honour for Belfast Cathedral,1932-36, in Victoria & Albert Museum, RIBA Drawings Collection, BOW [339].1-14, see British Architectural Library Catalogue, http://riba.sirsidynix.net.uk/uhtbin/cgisirsi/W0ExXJ6FoH/MAIN_CAT/178920096/13 (last visited, May 2009); John Frederick MacNeice, The Church of Ireland in Belfast (Belfast, 1931),90-95;  IB 88, 16 Nov 1946; 90, 17 Apr 1948, 298; 97, 8 Oct 1955, 1049; Paul Larmour, Belfast: an illustrated architectural guide (1987), 71 (no. 159)

Name: MACGEAGH, JOHN
Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, DONEGALL STREET, ST ANNE'S CATHEDRAL (CI)
Date: 1963-1979
Nature: JMcG architect for completion of cathedral; designed N transept c. 1964 and S transept c. 1968; also proposed spire over crossing (not executed)
Refs: IB 105, 2 Mar,27 Apr,26 Oct 1963, 163,319,821; 106, 26 Sep 1964, 725; Paul Larmour, Belfast: an illustrated architectural guide (1987), 71 (no. 159, illus.)