Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Selected: CO. DERRY, DERRY, STRAND ROAD, DISTRICT LUNATIC ASYLUM (OLD)

Name: WILLIAMS, ARTHUR *
Building: CO. DERRY, DERRY, STRAND ROAD, DISTRICT LUNATIC ASYLUM (OLD)
Date: 1825-29
Nature: Gilbert Cockburn and Arthur Williams contractors.
Refs: Obituary of Cockburn in DB 4, 15 Feb 1862, 43

Name: COCKBURN, GILBERT [1] *
Building: CO. DERRY, DERRY, STRAND ROAD, DISTRICT LUNATIC ASYLUM (OLD)
Date: 1825-29
Nature: Gilbert Cockburn and Arthur Williams contractors.
Refs: DB 4, 15 Feb 1862, 43

Name: JOHNSTON, FRANCIS
Building: CO. DERRY, DERRY, STRAND ROAD, DISTRICT LUNATIC ASYLUM (OLD)
Date: 1825-29
Nature: New '2nd class' asylum for 100 patients, with William Murray. Same design as Belfast Lunatic Asylum.
Refs: 2 drawings for 'Belfast and Londonderry District Lunatic Asylum', dated 1825-26, in IAA, Murray Collection, nos. 107,108 (see Murray Collection catalogue, pp. 69-72); APSD, L, 134 (under Londonderry); Minutes of Commissioners for General Control..and for Superintending…the Erection…of Asylums for the Lunatic Poor, May 1826 (information from Brendan O'Donoghue). 4th Annual Report of Commissioners of Public Works (Ireland) (1836), 7; C. O'Connor & J. O'Regan, eds., Public Works: the architecture of the Office of Public Works 1837-1987 (AAI, 1987), 15

Name: MURRAY, WILLIAM [1]
Building: CO. DERRY, DERRY, STRAND ROAD, DISTRICT LUNATIC ASYLUM (OLD)
Date: 1825-29
Nature: New '2nd class' asylum, for 100 patients. With F. Johnston. Opened 24 Jul 1829. Cost: £25,678. Builders: Williams & Cockburne.
Refs: 4th Annual Report of Commissioners of Public Works (Ireland) (1836), 7; Robert Simpson, Tha Annals of Derry (1847), 250; APSD, L, 13445th Report on … Lunatic Asylums (1896), 17; Jill Lever, ed., Catalogue of the Drawings Collection of the Royal Institute of British Architects L-N (1973), 101

Name: YOUNG & MACKENZIE
Building: CO. DERRY, DERRY, STRAND ROAD, DISTRICT LUNATIC ASYLUM (OLD)
Date: 1879
Nature: Works at same, for Dr Charles A. Hetherington (Resident Medical Superintendent)
Refs: PRONI, Young & Mackenzie papers, D2194/2/2

Name: ADAIR, ARTHUR CHARLES
Building: CO. DERRY, DERRY, STRAND ROAD, DISTRICT LUNATIC ASYLUM (OLD)
Date: 1888-1890
Nature: Additions; sewage & hot water systems
Refs: IAA, PKS 0670, 0687, B15/22 (missing), A07 (Nov 1888, Jul-Aug 1890) pp.335,388,405); Architect 41, 11 Jan 1889, suppl. p.1; 44, 5 Sep 1890, suppl. p.2

Name: FULLER, JAMES FRANKLIN
Building: CO. DERRY, DERRY, STRAND ROAD, DISTRICT LUNATIC ASYLUM (OLD)
Date: 1900-1901
Nature: Proposed adds. (with C.A. Owen); 'likely to be abandoned', 1901.
Refs: IB 42, 15 Apr 1900, 334; 43, 30 Jan 1901, 607