Basic Site Details

Name: Belfast Town Hall
City or county: Belfast
Country: Northern Ireland
Parish:  
Status:  
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Notes: Competition assessed by Alfred Waterhouse. A Brumwell Thomas selected: his design was preferred because it could be built incrementally.

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 1Belfast City HallYes 

Building Type Classification

The building is classified under the following categories:
 ClassificationOriginal classification?Notes
Item 1 of 1Town hall  

Events

The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 11898 Competition held 

People

Design and Construction

The following individuals or organisations have carried out design/construction work. Where architects or practices worked together, matching letters appear beside their names in the Partnership Group column.
 NameRolePartnership GroupFromToNotes
Item 1 of 9James MillerArchitect 1896 Third premiated competition design
Item 2 of 9Honeyman & KeppieArchitectural practiceA1896 Competition design submitted - not successful
Item 3 of 9John HoneymanArchitectA1896 Competition design submitted - not successful
Item 4 of 9John KeppieArchitectA1896 Competition design submitted - not successful
Item 5 of 9Fred RowntreeArchitectB18961897 or 1898First premiated competition design, but commission subsequently awarded to Alfred Brumwell Thomas
Item 6 of 9Malcolm StarkArchitectB18961897 or 1898First premiated competition design, but commission subsequently awarded to Alfred Brumwell Thomas
Item 7 of 9Stark & RowntreeArchitectural practiceB18961897 or 1898First premiated competition design, but commission subsequently awarded to Alfred Brumwell Thomas
Item 8 of 9(Sir) Alfred Brumwell ThomasArchitectC1896(?) Design selected after abortive competition
Item 9 of 9Thomas & SonArchitectural practice, BuildersC1896(?) Design selected after abortive competition

References

Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
 Author(s)DateTitlePartPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 6Academy Architecture1898 part 1 p82 (Miller)
Item 2 of 6Academy Architecture1899 part 1 p106
Item 3 of 6Harper, Roger H1983Victorian Architectural Competitions: An Index to British and Irish Architectural Competitions… London: Mansell Publishing 
Item 4 of 6Royal Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts1898   345 (Miller)
Item 5 of 6Royal Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts1899   728 (Stark & Rowntree)
Item 6 of 6RSA1898   558 (Honeyman & Keppie)

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 4BuilderLate 1896LXXI pp114, 134, 152, 156, 175 & 193
Item 2 of 4BuilderEarly 1897LXXII p320
Item 3 of 4BuilderEarly 1899LXXVI p325i
Item 4 of 4Building News6 May 1897