William Henry Hill

Repository: Cork City and County Archives

Identity Statement

TitleWilliam Henry Hill
Archive ReferenceIE CCCA/SM640
Web Link to this Entryhttps://iar.ie/archive/william-henry-hill
Creation Dates1887-1930
Extent Medium29 items


Creator(s): William Henry Hill (b1867 – d1941) Architect

  • Administrative History ↴

    Architect and engineer, born Cork 24 June 1867. Studied engineering at Queen's College, Cork, and then served with his father's firm W.H. Hill & Son. After his father's death in 1911, he carried on the business under the same name. In 1919 Henry William Flanagin came into the partnership, practising as Hill Son & Flanagin up to c.1924. In 1907, appointed diocesan architect for the Province of Munster, a position which he held for over thirty years. Also architect to the Cork Lunatic Asylum, engineer to the Cork & Muskerry Light Railway (1902), consulting engineer to Cork Rural District Council (c.1905) and to Youghal Urban District Council (c.1910). Active member of the Cork Archaeological and Historial Society. Died 31 October 1941. Business was carried on by his partner John Wilkinson. Hill's pupils and assistants included Robert Boyle Chillingworth. Office at 28 South Mall, Cork. (Ref. www.dia.ie)
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Content & Structure

  • Scope & Content: William Henry Hill (b1867 – d1941) Architect ↴

    MS. material mainly relating to Hill’s ownership of motor cars. Licenses to drive motor cars, permits for keeping a motor vehicle (including permit issued by Irish Volunteers, Cork Command, August 1923), correspondence and receipts relating to motor vehicle purchase and repairs, photographs of Hill and family in motor cars, notebook kept by Hill on his motor car travels and repairs, Automobile Club driving certificate 1906, writings by Hill family relating to motor cars, 1925 and 1929-30. Licenses to carry arms, 1887 and 1895.

  • Appraisal Destruction ↴

    Permanent Retention
  • Arrangement ↴

    A. Motor Car

    1 Licenses and Permits
    2 Correspondence
    3 Receipts
    4 Photographs
    5 Notebook
    6 Other Material

    B. Licences to Carry Arms

Conditions of Access & Use

Access Conditions Open by appointment to those holding a current readers ticket.
Conditions Governing ReproductionSubject to rules governing reproduction of records of CCCA
Creation Dates1887-1930
Extent Medium29 items
Material Language ScriptEnglish
Finding Aids Descriptive list Archive Web Link →

Allied Materials

Publication NoteDictionary of Irish Architects 1720-1840 (Irish Architectural Archive) www.dia.ie

Descriptive Control Area

Archivist NoteBrian McGee
Rules/ConventionsISAD(G): General International Standard Archival Description. 2nd ed. Ottawa: International Council on Archives, 2000.
Date of Descriptions40148