- Born: 1847/48 Died: -
Engineer and secretary of the Belfast Tramway Company. According to the English census of 1851, Andrew Nance, son of Andrew Nance, farmer, of Baffins, Portsmouth, Hampshire, and his wife, Martha, was born in 1847 or 1848. He was still living at home in 1871, helping his father, who had by then become an alderman and magistrate, on the farm, but he does not appear in the 1881 census. At some point he came to Belfast, where he became engineer and secretary of the Belfast Tramway Company, designing the company's headquarters and stabling in Napier Street in 1899.(1) In collaboration with CHEAL & amp; SONS, zoo and park specialists, he also designed the Belfast Zoo, which was completed circa 1914.(2) According to the 1911 census of Ireland, he had married his wife, Elizabeth, who also came from Portsmouth, circa 1872 and had one child.
aDDRESS : 11 Derryvolgie Avenue, Belfast, 1911.
(1) C.E.B. Brett, Buildings of Belfast (2nd ed., 1985), 62.
(2) Brett, op. cit., 75.
2 work entries listed in chronological order for NANCE, ANDREW
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|Building:||CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, NAPIER STREET, BELFAST TRAMWAY CO. HEADQUARTERS & STABLING|
|Nature:||Designed by AN.|
|Refs:||IB 41, ? ? 1899.213C.E.B. Brett, Buildings of Belfast (2nd ed., 1985), 62|
|Building:||CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, ANTRIM ROAD, BELLEVUE, BELFAST ZOO|
|Nature:||Designed by AN with Cheal & Sons, zoo & park experts.|
|Refs:||C.E.B. Brett, Buildings of Belfast (2nd ed., 1985), 75.|