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Builder and architect, of Ballykelly, Co. Derry, active in the 1810s and 1820s. Hugh Wright built the new Balteagh parish church at Ardmore, near Limavady, Co. Derry, in 1816, but, according to the Ordnance Survey memoir by J. Butler Williams, the result was far from satisfactory : 'the slates being of inferior condition and badly put on were continually falling off' and by 1923 the damp had rotted the pews and floor.(1) In Ballykelly Wright built the model farm at Church Hill, which was designed by RICHARD SUTER in 1823,(2) and produced designs for the Presbyterian Meeting House,(3) which were not carried out.(4)
(1) Angélique Day & Patrick McWilliams, Ordnance Survey Memoirs of Ireland Vol. 9, 3.
(2) James Stevens Curl, The Londonderry Plantation, 1609-1914 (1986), 258.
(3) Curl, op. cit., 250.
(4) According to the Ordnance Survey memoir for Ballykelly, the meeting house was designed by Richard Sutor and built by James Turnbull in 1827 (Angélique Day, Patrick McWilliams, and Nóirín Dobson, Ordnance Survey Memoirs of Ireland Vo. 25, 70).
2 work entries listed in chronological order for WRIGHT, HUGH
|Building:||CO. DERRY, BALLYKELLY, CHURCH HILL, MODEL FARM|
|Nature:||Built by HW, supervised by James Turnbull, to designs by Richard Sutor.|
|Refs:||ames Stevens Curl, The Londonderry Plantation, 1609-1914 (1986), 258,259(illus.)|
|Building:||CO. DERRY, BALLYKELLY, PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH|
|Nature:||HW produces design for same, for Fishmongers' Company. But church built to design of Richard Sutor by James Turnbull.|
|Refs:||James Stevens Curl, The Londonderry Plantation, 1609-1914 (1986), 250.|