Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Civil engineer and architect, of Limerick. According to his application for membership of the ICEI, Cox was an engineering graduate of 'Queen's University' and had worked before graduating for JOHN NEVILLE[2] JOHN NEVILLE[2] , the County Surveyor for Co. Louth.(1) He was in private practice in Limerick for many years and was also a Board of Works inspector for Co. Limerick and parts of Cos. Clare, Tipperary and Cork.(2) He died in October 1892;  his funeral took place on 18 October at St Mary's Cathedral 'with every possible mark of respect on the part of the citizens and very many residents of the county of Limerick'.(3)  His pupils and assistants included RICHARD O'BRIEN SMYTH RICHARD O'BRIEN SMYTH , JAMES JOSEPH FARRALL JAMES JOSEPH FARRALL , WILLIAM HARRISON HARGRAVE  WILLIAM HARRISON HARGRAVE and JOHN CHARLES WILMOT.  JOHN CHARLES WILMOT.

ICEI: elected member, 1869;(4) not in membership lists for 1887 or 1890.
RIAI: proposed as fellow by JAMES HIGGINS OWEN JAMES HIGGINS OWEN , seconded by JAMES EDWARD ROGERS  JAMES EDWARD ROGERS and FREDERICK VILLIERS CLARENDON FREDERICK VILLIERS CLARENDON , 21 November 1867, and elected 19 December;(5) council member, 1872-8.(6)

Addresses: 40 Cecil Street, Limerick, 1867-70;(7) 66 George Street, Limerick, 1870(8)->=1873.(9)

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References



(1) ICEI membership applications, I, 103.
(2) IB 20, 1 Feb, 1878, 44,267.
(3) Limerick Chronicle, 18 Oct 1892.
(4) IB 12, 15 Aug 1870, 197.
(5) RIAI council meeting minutes, 8 Nov 1867, 92; general meeting minutes, 21 Nov 1867, 212, 19 Dec 1867, 216, 19 Nov 1868, 224.
(6) Typescript list of RIAI officers and council, 1849-1968, in IAA.
(7) See notes 3 and 4, above.
(8) RIAI Sessional Papers 1863-4 to 1869-70(1770), list of members.
(9) IB 15, 15 Apr 1873, advertisement.


12 work entries listed in chronological order for COX, WILLIAM SIDNEY


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Building: CO. LIMERICK, ISLANMORE
Date: 1866
Nature: Farm offices, for E.J. Smith, Esq.
Refs: DB 8, 15 Aug 1866, 209

Building: CO. TIPPERARY, MONARD, SCHOOL & TEACHERS' HOUSES
Date: 1866
Nature: On property of Earl of Derby.
Refs: General Adveriser, 26 May 1866; DB 8, 1 Jun,15 Aug 1866, 147,209

Building: CO. LIMERICK, FARRAN, FARM OFFICES
Date: 1866
Nature: New farm offices to be built on the estate of Lord Annesley
Refs: DB 8, 15 Jun 1866, 160-161

Building: CO. TIPPERARY, KILLEA, HOUSE
Date: 1868
Nature: Tenders invited for erection of new dwelling house for Capt. Richard Farrar.
Refs: IB 10, 1 Oct 1868, 244

Building: CO. LIMERICK, TRUGH HOUSE (BLACKWATER)
Date: 1872
Nature: Castellated mansion ('Castle Trugh') for Lt. Col. John Vyse O'Donnell. FS laid May? 1872. Builders: McCarthy and Guerin.
Refs: IB 14, 1 Jun 1872, 163

Building: CO. CLARE, CAHERCON HOUSE
Date: 1873
Nature: Alterations & additions for Col. the Hon. C. White, M.P.
Refs: IB 15, 1 May 1873, 128

Building: CO. LIMERICK, LIMERICK, CORN STORE (MSSRS. BANNATYNE)
Date: 1873-1874
Nature: New 5-storey corn store built of local limestone . Facing river with 'massive square tower…of Italian character'. Expected cost £6,395. Builders: McCarthy & Guerin. Dispute over payment at completion of building, which contractor's men occupied until forcibly ejected. Partial collapse, 1875, caused by expansion of grain in the bins.
Refs: IB 15, 15 Jan 1873, 25,29; 16, 15 Oct 1874, 285; 17, 1 Feb 1875, 39; bill of measurements for extras, 5 Nov 1874, and credits in IAA PKS B06/50, 723ff; PKS account books A06, Nov 1874 (old ref. C/46)

Building: CO. LIMERICK, LIMERICK, O'CONNELL STREET (AND BRUNSWICK STREET), SLATTERY & O'NEILL
Date: 1873-74
Nature: New Italianate drapery premises with 75 ft frontage to O'Connell St and 150 ft frontage to Brunswick St.. For Mssrs. Slattery & O'Neill. Builder: McCarthy & Guerin. Cost: £6000.
Refs: IAA, PKS B06/54, A06 (Oct 1874); IB 15, 15 Oct 1873, 281

Building: CO. LIMERICK, CAHERCONLISH, HOUSES (004)
Date: 1878a
Nature: Builder: Cavanagh. For D.F. Gabbett.
Refs: IB 20, 1 Feb 1878, 44-5

Building: CO. TIPPERARY, CULLEN, CHURCH (CI)
Date: 1880-82
Nature: New church 'fast approaching completion', Jul 1880. Opened, Dec 1882  though still unfinished inside.  Cost about£2,400."
Refs: Irish Ecclesiastical Gazette 22, no. 28, 10 Jul 1880, 532; 25, no. 159, 20 Jan 1883, 62.

Building: CO. TIPPERARY, CULLEN, CHURCH (CI)
Date: 1880-82
Nature: New church 'fast approaching completion', Jul 1880. Opened, Dec 1882  though still unfinished inside.  Cost about£2,400."
Refs: Irish Ecclesiastical Gazette 22, no. 28, 10 Jul 1880, 532; 25, no. 159, 20 Jan 1883, 62.

Building: CO. LIMERICK, LIMERICK, BRUNSWICK STREET, CANNOCK & CO.
Date: 1888-9
Nature: Additions, &c.
Refs: Architect 39, 6 Apr 1888, supplement p.4; 42, 30 Aug 1889, supplement p.2.