COLUMBANI, PLACIDO #
- Born: 1744 Died: -
Milanese architect practising in England, for biography of whom see Howard Colvin, A Biographical dictionary of British architects 1600-1840 (4th edn., 2008), 271-272. Columbani is said to have worked in a supervisory capacity for Frederick Hervey, Earl Bishop of Derry, at Downhill, Co. Derry, 1783-5. The Bishop's 'Casino' in Bishop Street Without, Derry, built before 1784, has also been attributed to him. He described bimself as a 'particular friend' of ROGER MULHOLLAND.
The Irish Architectural Archive holds FRANCIS JOHNSTON' s copy of Columbani's New Book of Ornaments (1775)(Acc. 77/6.1).
Information in this entry not otherwise attibuted is from Peter Rankin, Irish building ventures of the Earl Bishop of Derry (UAHS, 1972), 14-15.
2 work entries listed in chronological order for COLUMBANI, PLACIDO #
|Building:||CO. DERRY, DOWNHILL|
|Nature:||PC said to have worked in a supervisory capacity and on plumbing|
|Refs:||Peter Rankin, Irish Building Ventures of the Earl Bishop of Derry (UAHS, 1972), 13-14.|
|Building:||CO. DERRY, DERRY, BISHOP ST WITHOUT, CASINO|
|Nature:||Summer palace for Bishop of Derry, attr. to PC.|
|Refs:||J.J. Tracey, 'A dissertation on the buildings of John O'Neill and O'Neill and Byrne, architects, 1862-1883', unpublished thesis presented as part of Master of Architecture degree course, Queen's University, Belfast, 1987, 203|