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Co. Antrim

11 March 2015

1907 – Garden Estate Competition, Cliftonville, Belfast

Architect: William M. Ashmore William Martin Ashmore was an English architect from Derbyshire. He won the first prize in Class I, for a house costing no more than £240, of the Belfast Garden...

10 March 2015

1900 – Second Premiated Design for Presbyterian Assembly, Belfast

Architect: Walter Hanstock Second placed design in competition to design new assembly building for the Presbyterian church. A legend in Irish architectural competitions, as the architect who drew up the conditions was eventually...

09 March 2015

1872 – Town Hall, Portrush, Co. Antrim

Architect: Lanyon, Lynn and Lanyon Scots Baronial in style with turret and stepped gables, but finished in red and black brick. The bowed end successfully negotiates the awkward corner at the junction of...

04 March 2015

1904 – Signal Cabin, Ballymena, Co. Antrim

Architect: Berkeley Deane Wise A fine example of Wise’s work for the Belfast and Northern Counties Railway is this signal cabin on the island platform at Ballymena railway station. The original station buildings...

04 March 2015

1902 – Railway Station, Antrim, Co. Antrim

Architect: Berkeley Deane Wise Designed by Berkeley Deane Wise for the Belfast and Northern Counties Railway, and constructed 1901-02. The main station building resembled a double-fronted mock-tudor house, but masked extensive platforms and...

03 March 2015

1895 – Whitla Street Fire Station, Belfast, Co. Antrim

Architect: J.C. Bretland Demolished in the early 1970s for a modern replacement, after the area was cleared for a motorway. Josiah Corbett Bretland was Borough surveyor of Belfast between 1884-1903. As city surveyor...

01 March 2015

1963 – Aldergrove Airport, Belfast, Co. Antrim

A former RAF station, in July 1959 the decision was made to move civil flights to Aldergrove to take advantage of the large airfield and this took place in October 1963. A new...

17 February 2015

1814 – Royal Academical Institution, Belfast, Co. Antrim

Architect: John Soane The Institution was founded by the public subscription of the citizens of Belfast in the early years of the nineteenth century. Designed by John Soane, after a process where he...

17 February 2015

1812 – St. George’s, High Street, Belfast

Architect: John Bowden Described in The Dublin Penny Journal, Views in Belfast (1833), as “Situated in High-street, and erected in the years 1811-12, on the site of an old church taken down in...


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