Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Railway engineer. William Lewis, who was born circa 1826, served his apprenticeship to a Dublin engineer and worked from the late 1840s in the office of Sir JOHN MACNEILL JOHN MACNEILL . In 1856 he was engaged on the Belfast & Co. Down Railway for 'Mssrs. Moore' and by 1868 had become engineer to the Downpatrick & Newcastle Railway.(1) His pupils and assistants included LUCIUS JOHN BOYD LUCIUS JOHN BOYD , WILLIAM EDMUND L'ESTRANGE DUFFIN WILLIAM EDMUND L'ESTRANGE DUFFIN , EDWARD S. O'BRIEN  EDWARD S. O'BRIEN and ABRAHAM MCCAUSLAND STEWART. ABRAHAM MCCAUSLAND STEWART.

ICEI: elected member, 1856; delivers papers on 'Narrow Gauge Railways, Ireland' in 1881;(2) still on membership list for 1890 but gone by 1896.

Addresses: Saintfield, Co. Down, 1856; Leinster Chambers, 43 Dame Street, Dublin, and Ballymena, <=1870-1893.
Home: 13 Nelson Street, Dublin, <=1870->=1875 (gone by 1883).



All information in this entry not otherwise accounted for is from ICEI membership applications, I, 18, ICEI lists of members and Thom's directories (or Jones's transcripts from same).

(1) IB 10, 1 Apr 1868, 88.
(2) TICEI 13 (1879-1881), 122,149.

Author Title Date Details
Lewis, William 'Another design for Carlisle Bridge' 1870 IB 12, 1 Jul 1870, 150. (Letter to editor.)
Lewis, William 'Narrow Gauge Railways, Ireland' 1881 TICEI 12 (1879-1881), 122,149.