OPW Building Letters. [Down]



Office of Public Works (O.P.W.) Letters at National Archives, Dublin in Relation to Building Repairs and Erection of New Stations.

Co. Down.


Ballyhalbert Coastguard Station. Co. Down Office of Public Works Dublin. 16 October 1871.

Sir, A tender and details for the new building at Ballyhalbert were sent to you for report on the 14th ult and have not since been returned. You are requested to state the cause of this great delay.

By Order. S.D.

To the Architect.

Reference; Board of Works Letter Books. National Archives, Bishop St. Dublin 6.


Ballyhalbert Coastguard Station. Co. Down. Office of Public Works Dublin 1 February 1872.

Sir, I am directed to request that you will order two bilge tanks to be supplied for the new Buildings at this Station.

By Order D. Hornsby. Sec.

To Mr. M. Cockburn Esq.

Reference; Board of Works Letter Books. National Archives, Bishop St. Dublin 6.


Ballyhalbert Coastguard Station. Co. Down. Office of Public Works Dublin 23 March 1872.

Sir, In reference to your application for coal to heat the new house at Ballyhalbert, I am directed to state that from the report of the Clerk of Works much still remains to be done to the house and it is not in the state for fires being lighted. When the house is completed and taken up from the contractor half-a-ton of coal may be purchased for heating it.

I am sir, your obedient servant William S. Starke Sec.

To Divisional Officer, Coastguard station, Donaghadee.

Reference; Board of Works Letter Books. National Archives, Bishop St. Dublin 6.

Ballyhalbert Coastguard Station. Co. Down. Office of Public Works Dublin 26 July 1872.

Sir, Referring to your contract for building a cottage at the station I am to state that the work has not been properly done. The painting requires to be done over again and the flues to be cleaned. By your agreement the work should have been put out of hands by the 17th March last under a penalty of £2 per week for delay.

By Order D. Hornsby. Sec.

To Mr. Thompson, Killyleagh.

Reference; Board of Works Letter Books. National Archives, Bishop St. Dublin 6.


Ballyhalbert Coastguard Station. Co. Down. Office of Public Works Dublin. 18 September 1872.

Sir, The painting at the new house at Ballyhalbert is imperfect - mineral paint has been used and the whole work is extremely rough. The kitchen range is imperfectly set and altogether the contract has been executed in a very unsatisfactory manner. The Board has directed a sum of £5 to be deducted from the final account furnished by you.

By Order. M. P. Brophy Pro Sec.

To Mr. Robert Thompson, Ballywoolen, Killyleagh.

Reference; Board of Works Letter Books. National Archives, Bishop St. Dublin 6.


Ballyhalbert Coastguard Station. Co. Down. Office of Public Works Dublin. 14 October 1872.

In reference to your letter of the 1st inst. Explaining the defective work under your contract for the above station. I am directed to inform you that the Board do not consider it satisfactory, and they have decided to take the contract off your hands and to deduct £5 from the balance for defective work.

By Order. D. Hornsby.

To Mr. Thompson, Builder, Killyleagh.

Reference; Board of Works Letter Books. National Archives, Bishop St. Dublin 6.


Cultra Coastguard Station. Co. Down. Office of Public Works Dublin. 21 November 1870.

Sir, I am directed by the Board to inform you that you have been appointed to superintend the erection of the new Coastguard buildings at Cultra in the Co.Down at the usual rate of pay - namely £2 per week. You are requested to report yourself at once to Mr. William Gray, 6 Mountcharles, Belfast, who will give you the necessary instructions as to your duties and the plans and specifications of the buildings. You will receive a supply of forms, stationery etc. on forwarding your address to this office.

I am sir your obedient servant, M. T. Brophy. Sec.

To Mr. W.E. L’estrange Duffen, Maghera, Claugh, Co.Down.

Reference; Board of Works Letter Books. National Archives, Bishop St. Dublin 6.


Cultra Coastguard Station. Office of Public Works Dublin 13 January 1871.

Sir, The Board authorizes the purchase of 2 ½ tons of coal for the purpose of warming and ventilating the new buildings at Cultra.

I am your obedient servant D. Hornsby Sec.

To Divisional Officer Donaghadee.

Reference; Board of Works Letter Books. National Archives, Bishop St. Dublin 6.


Cultra Coastguard Station, Co. Down. Office of Public Works Dublin 11 December 1871.

Sir,The new houses at Cultra will be ready for occupation in a few days and I am requested that you will direct the proper Officer of the Coastguards to take over possession from the District Clerk of Works when the few minor matters undone, are finished by the Contractor.

By Order. D. Hornsby. Sec.

To William Gray, Esq. Belfast.

Reference; Board of Works Letter Books. National Archives, Bishop St. Dublin 6.




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