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Architecture of Ulster

26 October 2012

1882 – Proposal for Belfast Central Library

Architect: T.N. Deane & Son Unsuccessful entry in 1882 competition to design a new central library for Belfast. The competition was won by W.H. Lynn. Published in The Builder, February 16 1884.

16 October 2012

1883 – Antrim Castle, Co. Antrim

Architect: William J. Fennell The original Antrim Castle, now a ruin, was originally built in 1613 by Sir Hugh Clotworthy and enlarged in 1662 by his son, the 1st Viscount Massereene. The Castle,...

13 March 2014

1883 – Design for the Ulster Reform Club, Belfast

Architect: John J. McDonnell Unsuccessful competition entry to design a building on Royal Avenue for the Ulster Reform Club. The competition was won by Maxwell & Tuke, and their fine building is still...

22 October 2014

1883 – Grattan & Co., Great Victoria St., Belfast

Architect: Young & Mackenzie A new premises for “Grattan’s Aerated Water Manufactory”. Published in The Irish Builder, October 1, 1883.

17 September 2009

1883 – Mineral Water Manufactory, William Street South, Belfast

Architect: Robert Watt Former Ross’s mineral water factory, Belfast Using its own artesian well, Ross’s produced mineral waters at William Street South for almost 100 years until the mid 1970’s. The premises lay...

08 April 2014

1883 – Railway Station, Sion Mills, Co. Tyrone

Architect: William H. Mills Another one of William H. Mills’ characteristic polychromatic stations for the GNR – yellow brick relieved with black, brown, and purple courses. Constructed to replace an earlier LER station...

01 December 2014

1884 – Church of St. Malachy, Castlewellan, Co. Down

Architect: Mortimer H. Thomson Constructed during 1880-1884. Although poorly modernised, the sanctuary still has its original reredos behind the altar.

28 September 2009

1884 – Former Masonic Hall, Armagh, Co. Armagh

Architect: J.H. Fullerton An eccentric polychromatic building built as a Masonic Hall and now used as a Plymouth Brethren Meeting House. The building features a wedge-shaped belfry, turreted staircase, rooftop fleche – many...

04 March 2014

1884 – Forster Green & Co., Royal Avenue, Belfast

Architect: Thomas Jackson Now known as Eagle Chambers, a three-storey stucco building with curved facade into North Street. Originally an extension of Forster Green’s four-storey ‘Golden Eagle’ premises in North Street. Forster Green...