Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Architect, of Dublin. Frederick Darley[2] was born in 1798, the second surviving son of FREDERICK DARLEY[1] FREDERICK DARLEY[1] ;(1) he was styled Frederick Darley, junior, until his father's death in 1841. An application to succeed FRANCIS JOHNSTON  FRANCIS JOHNSTON as architect to the Board of Works which was made by his father on his behalf in 1825 states that he had been Johnston's pupil.(2) From 1833 until 1843 he was the Ecclesiastical Commissioners' architect for the Archdiocese of Dublin.(3) During the 1830s - from 1836 or earlier - he was also architect to Trinity College, Dublin, a position which he held until at least 1850(4) and in which he was succeeded by his pupil JOHN MCCURDY. JOHN MCCURDY. (5) He is described as architect to the Royal Dublin Society in 1846(6) and was a member of the Society's Fine Arts Committee between 1841 and 1846(7) and its Committee of Fine Arts & Manufactures in 1869.(8) He was architect to the Board of National Education from 1848 until the architects' department of the Board of Education was absorbed by the Board of Works, a process which was initiated in 1856;(9) as such he was responsible for the design of a series of model schools and model agricultural schools which were built throughout the country.(10) In addition, Darley was patron of Aged and Infirm Carpenters Asylum from 1842 or earlier until 1872(11) and advisory architect to the Dublin Exhibition Palace & Winter Gardens Company, 1863-1870.(12) In 1860 he was one of four architects appointed to inspect and report on the restoration of St Patrick's Cathedral(13) and in 1863 he was appointed member of a commission to value the dilapidations at the Archbishop's Palace, Armagh.(14) Soon afterwards he was appointed an Ecclesiastical Commissioner.(15) Darley appears to have been in partnership with a member of the Cranfield family as DARLEY & DARLEY & amp; CRANFIELD  CRANFIELD in the 1830s,(16) with NATHANIEL MONTGOMERY  NATHANIEL MONTGOMERY as DARLEY & DARLEY & amp; MONTGOMERY MONTGOMERY , 1845-1849,(17) and with THOMAS HOLBROOK THOMAS HOLBROOK , as DARLEY & DARLEY & amp; HOLBROOK  HOLBROOK in 1871-1872.(18) Holbrook continued to practise from 187 Brunswick Street after Darley's death, which took place in 1872.(19) Darley had married Penelope Andrews (1790-1886) daughter of Alderman Thomas Andrews, of Dublin, in 1824, but no children of the marriage are recorded.(20)

Besides McCurdy, Darley's pupils and assistants included JOHN W. HOUGHTON JOHN W. HOUGHTON , JOSEPH GEORGE O'BRIEN  JOSEPH GEORGE O'BRIEN and ARTHUR CREAGH TAYLOR.  ARTHUR CREAGH TAYLOR.

RIA: member, 1836-1847.(20)
RIAI: council member, 1839-1851; hon. secretary, 1842-1849;(21) fellow before 1866; struck off for non-payment of dues 1866.(22)

Addresses:(23) Work: 60 William Street, 1824-29; 25 Fitzwilliam Street Lower, 1830-44; 26 Fitzwilliam Street Lower, 1845-1870; 187 Brunswick Street.1871-2.
Home: 14 Clarinda Park North, Kingstown, 1871.

See WORKS;  see also works of ECCLESIASTICAL COMMISSIONERS  ECCLESIASTICAL COMMISSIONERS for further attributions of Darley's churches.



References

Darley is the subject of a MUBC (UCD) thesis by Brigid Henihan, 2000 (not seen). Darley's churches are treated by Colm O'Brien in 'The churches of Frederick Darley Jnr:  identification and attribution', Irish Architectural and Decorative Studies 16 (2013), 71- 93.


(1) Information from manuscript 'Pedigree charts of the Darley family in Ireland 1700-1926' in the possession of Mrs R.C Lewis-Crosby (1998).
(2) NA/SPO CSORP 1825/12,783 (IAA, Edward McParland files, Acc. 2008/44); Darley felt that William Murray had usurped his son's position in Johnston's office.
(3) Christine Casey & Alistair Rowan, The Buildings of Ireland: North Leinster (1993), 71.
(4) TCD Muniments, MUN/P/2/316/29; the earliest reference to him in this capacity is on 11 Jan 1836 in MUN/P/2/262.
(5) F. O'Dwyer, Lost Dublin (1981), 59.
(6) Royal Dublin Society Council Proceedings 82/31 (IAA, Edward McParland files, Acc. 2008/44).
(7) John Turpin, A School of Art in Dublin since the eighteenth century (1995), 106; Pettigrew & Oulton's Directories.
(8) IB 11, 15 Apr 1869, 91.
(9) B 16, 11 Dec 1858, 836; see also F. O'Dwyer, 'The architecture of the Board of Public Works 1831-1923' in Public Works (1987), 21.
(10) B 9, 31 May 1851, 346; O'Dwyer, loc. cit.
(11) P&O and Thom's Directories.
(12) Thom's Directories; DB 5, 1 Aug 1863, 129.
(13) DB 2, 1 Oct 1860, 351.
(14) DB 5, 15 Jun 1863, 106.
(15) DB 5, 15 Sep 1863, 157; in the Irish Ecclesiastical Directory for 1869 'F. Durley' of Dublin is listed as Diocesan Architect for Armagh, with J.F. Fullerton.
(16) Wilson's Dublin Directory.
(17) Pettigrew & Oulton's and Thom's Directories.
(18) DB 14, 1 Jul 1872, 191.
(19) See note 1, above.
(20) See note 1, above.
(20) Pettigrew & Oulton's and Thom's Directories.
(21) RIAI council meeting minutes, 13 Jan 1842, general meeting minutes, 12 Dec 1842; Pettigrew & Oulton's and Thom's Directories.
(22) RIAI Council meeting minutes, 30 Oct 1866, 60.
(23) Wilson's, Pettigrew & Oulton's and Thom's Directories.


108 work entries listed in chronological order for DARLEY, FREDERICK [2]


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Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, WELLINGTON QUAY, MERCHANTS' HALL
Date: 1821-22;1827
Nature: New 3-bay palazzo. Contractors: Ed. Carolin & Sons.
Refs: IB 62, 3 Jul 1920, 434;   Christine Casey, The Buildings of Ireland: Dublin (2005),445.

Building: ?, ?, SCHOOLHOUSE
Date: 1822
Nature: Proposed schoolhouse, for Earl of Wicklow.
Refs: Plan in NLI, A.D. 2093

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, HENRIETTA STREET, KING'S INNS
Date: 1825-1827
Nature: New library. Builder: Edward Carolin & Sons.
Refs: Signed longitudinal section of front of library gallery in IAA (on loan from King's Inns Archives) 2007/10.4/9; accounts, contract with builder &c. in King's Inns Archives H3/1; NA/SPO CSORP 1825/12,783 (IAA, Edward McParland files, Acc.2008/44); King's Inns, misc. MSS. (IAA, Edward McParland files, Acc.2008/44); Dublin Penny Journal 4 (1934-5), 152; 5 (1835-6), 154; IB 57, 11 Sep 1915, 397(illus.); 66, 19 Apr 1924, 317; 73, 6 Jun 1931, 505

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, HENRIETTA STREET, KING'S INNS
Date: 1827-28
Nature: Larder, 1827-8. Builder: Robert Ballantine.
Refs: Builders'estimates &c. for larder in King's Inns Archives, H2/3-2;  Christine Casey, The Buildings of Ireland: Dublin (2005), 159

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, COLLEGE STREET, ROYAL IRISH INSTITUTION
Date: 1827-29
Nature: 2-storey classical building.
Refs: Dublin Penny Journal 1 (1832-3), 203(illus.); M. Craig, Dublin 1660-1860 (1952), 298, pl. xlvi; F.O'Dwyer, Lost Dublin (1981), 24(illus.)

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, HENRIETTA STREET, KING'S INNS
Date: 1827;1832
Nature: Proposed chambers.
Refs: Signed drawings in IAA (on loan from King's Inns Archives), 2007/10.4/4-8,10.

Building: CO. MAYO, CASTLEBAR, COUNTY GAOL
Date: 1829-1834
Nature: Plans approved 1829. Building erected 1834 at cost of £23,000.
Refs: NA/SPO CSORP 1829/671 (IAA, Edward McParland files, Acc.2008/44); DB 2, 1 Aug 1860, 308; survey drawings, 1920, in NA OPW5HC/4/415

Building: CO. LIMERICK, LIMERICK, GEORGE'S QUAY, BARRINGTON'S HOSPITAL
Date: 1829-31
Nature: FD paid for plans, 18 Jul 1829. Cut stone front surmounted by illuminated clock. Opened for reception of patients 5 Nov 1831.
Refs: M. Lenihan, Limerick; its history and antiquities (1866), 478; Mark Tierney, 'The origins and early years of Barrington's Hospital', Old Limerick Journal No. 24, Winter 1988 (Barringtons' Edition), 34,40n

Building: CO. WICKLOW, ROSSANA (OR ROSSANAGH)
Date: 1830
Nature: Proposed additions, for Daniel Tighe.
Refs: Drawings, signed and dated Aug,Sep 1830, in IAA, Acc. 99/54

Building: CO. KILDARE, STRAFFAN HOUSE
Date: 1832
Nature: -
Refs: Plans and sections in 3 sheets of drawings in IAA, McCurdy & Mitchell Collection, Straffan drawings, Bin VI, Roll 36b (Acc. 79/17).

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, INNS QUAY, FOUR COURTS
Date: 1832
Nature: Proposed Nisi Prius Court and solicitors' chambers. See also Jacob Owen.
Refs: Signed and dated drawings in King's Inns Archives, H4/3-8,9,10; also memorials, proposals &c., 1830-32, in King's Inns Archives, H1/5-2; see also Conor Griffin, 'Post Gandon at the Four Courts' in The Four Courts: 200 Years (1996), 239

Building: CO. MEATH, OLDBRIDGE HOUSE
Date: 1832-1836ca
Nature: Addition of extra floor to each wing and major internal alterations. New stair built by Patrick Kelly, Dublin, Apr-Dec 1836, '86 years from the first building of this house'.
Refs: Drawings on paper watermarked 1832 and inscription by Patrick Kelly on piece of baseboard of stair (removed during repairs carried out in 1960s) in the possession (2013) of Nicholas Coddington, Toronto, Canada, formerly of Oldbridge House;  Mark Bence-Jones, Burke’s Guide to Country Houses. Volume I, Ireland. (London, 1978), 228 (illus.); Christine Casey & Alistair Rowan, The Buildings of Ireland: North Leinster (1993), 447.

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, COLLEGE GREEN, TRINITY COLLEGE, MUSEUM, LECTURE ROOMS & CAMPANILE (PROPOSED)
Date: 1833-34
Nature: Competition entrant with classical design. Also made designs later in 1830s for museum and lecture rooms on W side of Library Sq., opposite Rubrics.
Refs: Sections in TCD, MS MUN/MC/85/21 & 31, repr. E. McParland, 'The college buildings' in C.H. Holland, ed., Trinity College Dublin and the idea of a university' (1991), 165(illus.),166(illus.),172-173; Frederick O'Dwyer, The Architecture of Deane and Woodward (Cork University Press, 1997), 132

Building: CO. WICKLOW, BALTIBOYS HOUSE
Date: 1834
Nature: For Col. Henry Smith, husband of Elizabeth Grant, author of Memoirs of a Highland Lady, for whom see Dermot James and Seamas O Maithiu, eds., The Wicklow World of Elizabeth Smith (1996).
Refs: Set of 10 plans, most of them s. & d. Frederick Darley, jun., 1834, formerly in collection of Finian Corley, Athlone, Co. Westmeath, Mar 2000, now in collection of Mrs Elizabeth McClory, Baltiboys House.

Building: CO. DUBLIN, KILLINEY, CHURCH OF ST MATTHIAS (CI)
Date: 1834
Nature: FD commissioned to design new church. Site given by Sir Compton Domville, Bart, who also gave a portion of glebe. 'It is in the later English style, and is built of the white granite that is found in great abundance on the spot; at the west end is an embattled tower with pinnacles.' (Lewis). Plans submitted to vestry Christmas 1834. consecrated April 1835.
Refs: Samuel Lewis, A Topographical dictionary of Ireland (1837), 149; Étain Murphy, A Glorious Extravaganza: the history of Monkstown Parish Church (2003), 380;  exterior illus. in Claude Costegalde & Brian Walker, The Church of Ireland: an illustrated history (2013), 292.

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, COLLEGE GREEN, TRINITY COLLEGE, MUSEUM, LECTURE ROOMS & CAMPANILE (PROPOSED)
Date: 1834ca;1836-7
Nature: Two alternative designs for proposed Museum Building and Lecture Rooms, not executed.
Refs: F. O'Dwyer, Lost Dublin (), ?(illus.); E. McParland, 'Trinity College, Dublin - III', Country Life, 20 May 1976, 1312; Frederick O'Dwyer, The Architecture of Deane and Woodward (Cork University Press, 1997), 132

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, COLLEGE GREEN, TRINITY COLLEGE, MAGNETIC OBSERVATORY
Date: 1835
Nature: Classical temple. Now moved to UCD Belfield Campus.
Refs: IB 70, 8 Dec 1928, 1022; E. McParland, 'Trinity College, Dublin - III', Country Life, 20 May 1976, 1312

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, COLLEGE GREEN, TRINITY COLLEGE, NEW SQUARE
Date: 1836
Nature: Laid out by FD with blocks of student rooms on N & E sides.
Refs: R.B. McDowell, 'The Campanile - A Centenary', in Trinity, No. 4 (Michaelmas, 1952), 21; E. McParland, 'Trinity College, Dublin - III', Country Life, 20 May 1976, 1312; Frederick O'Dwyer, The Architecture of Deane and Woodward (Cork University Press, 1997), 134;  Christine Casey, The Buildings of Ireland: Dublin (2005), 404.

Building: CO. WICKLOW, POWERSCOURT
Date: 1836ca
Nature: Proposals for improvements to screen walls and kitchen out-offices
Refs: Drawings in IAA, Powerscourt Albums (89/62), 1/17/1-1/19/1, a letter from John and Robert Mallet to Rev. W. Maghee, 7 Jun 1836, in a pocket at the back of this album., 1/87(P)/1, states that the Mallet's designs for raising the saloon floor had been 'submitted to Mr Darley'.

Building: CO. LONGFORD, CASTLE FORBES
Date: 1837
Nature: Proposed mausoleum for Viscount Forbes (d.1837.)
Refs: Numerous designs by FD in PRONI, Granard Papers, F/3/1-2

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, GARDINER STREET LOWER, NO. 050, TRINITY CHURCH (CI)
Date: 1838-39
Nature: FS laid 26 Jun 1838. Opened 10 Nov 1839.
Refs: Pettigrew & Oulton's Directory, 1847 (Annals of Dublin, 26 Jun 1838; 10 Nov 1839); M. Craig, Dublin 1660-1860 (1952), 320

Building: CO. DUBLIN, BALBRIGGAN, CHURCH OF ST GEORGE (CI)
Date: 1838?
Nature: Church restored and enlarged by addition of transepts, 1835-36, following fire of 22 Dec 1833. Reopened for worship, 4 Mar 1838..
Refs: Drawing(s) in RCB Library; Robert Walsh, Fingal and its churches (Dublin, 1888), 251-2

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, GRANBY ROW (& DORSET STREET UPPER), BETHESDA CHAPEL
Date: 1839ca
Nature: New chapel on corner of Dorset Street Upper. (Later became cinema, then Waxworks Museum. Demolished 2008 and hotel built on site.)
Refs: Wide Streets Commissioners' minutes, 7 Aug 1839 (IAA, Edward McParland files, Acc.2008/44).

Building: CO. KILDARE, ATHY, CHURCH OF ST MICHAEL (CI)
Date: 1840-41
Nature: New church on site donated by Duke of Leinster, dedicated Sep 1841. (Spire built 1853. Portion of E end built 1861).
Refs: Drawing(s), signed 'Fredk Darley, jun' in RCB Library, portfolio 18; S. Lewis, A Topographical Dictionary of Ireland (1837), I, 91; George Henderson, 'Extracts from Glendalach Architect's Reports', 1872.

Building: CO. LAOIS, COOLRAIN, CHURCH (CI, OFFERLANE PARISH)
Date: 1840a
Nature: New church, dedicated 21 Aug 1840.
Refs: Signed drawing(s), inscr. with date of dedication, in RCB Library, portfolio 24;  exterior illus. in Claude Costegalde & Brian Walker, The Church of Ireland: an illustrated history (2013), 


Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, CHAPELIZOD, CHURCH OF ST LAURENCE (CI)
Date: 1840a
Nature: New church, consecrated 6 May 1840, incorporating mediaeval tower.
Refs: Undated drawing(s), signed 'Frederick Darley, jun' (i.e. done in or before 1841) in RCB Library, portfolio 13;  Clergy of Dublin and Glendalough (Ulster Historical Foundation, 2001), 72;  Claude Costegalde & Brian Walker, The Church of Ireland: an illustrated history (2013), 291(illus.).

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, COLLEGE GREEN, TRINITY COLLEGE, PROVOST'S HOUSE
Date: 1841
Nature: Designs for stables, railing.
Refs: Wide Street Commissioners maps, 190,193 (or 198?) (IAA, Edward McParland files, Acc.2008/44)

Building: CO. KILDARE, CARAGH, CHURCH (CI)
Date: 1841-43
Nature: New. Design approved, Mar 1841. Church dedicated Jun 1843.
Refs: Drawing(s), signed 'Frederick Darley junr', in RCB Library, portfolio 18

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, FINGLAS, CHURCH OF ST CANICE (CI)
Date: 1841-43
Nature: New church, dedicated 20 Apr 1843
Refs: Signed drawing(s) in RCB Library, portfolio 14;  Clergy of Dublin and Glendalough (Ulster Historical Foundation, 2001), 102;  exterior illus. in Claude Costegalde & Brian Walker, The Church of Ireland: an illustrated history (2013), 297.

Building: CO. CARLOW, DUNLECKNEY, CHURCH OF ST MARY (CI)
Date: 1841-44;1855p
Nature: Cruciform EE church. 3-bay nave, W tower. Galleries in W, N, E. FS laid, 1841. Licensed for worship, 22 Aug 1843.  Dedicated 27 Jun 1844. Sum of £237 raised for building of tower, 1855.
Refs: Signed, undated drawing by F. Darley, jr, in RCB Library, portfolio 21;  Clergy of Cashel and Emly; Clergy of Leighlin (Ulster Historical Foundation, 2012), 233(illus.),235;  exterior illus. in  Claude Costegalde & Brian Walker, The Church of Ireland: an illustrated history (2013), 350.


Building: CO. DOWN(?), PORTAFERRY(?), COURT HOUSE
Date: 1841a
Nature: Proposed court house, perhaps for Portaferry as Savage arms appear on front and side elevations of FD's design (but by this time Savages had become Nugents)
Refs: Undated design by Frederick Darley, jr. (thus pre 1841) in PRONI, D552/B/3/4/44 (see PRONI e-catalogue).

Building: CO. WICKLOW, NUN'S CROSS (ARKLOW), CHURCH (CI, KILLISKEY PARISH)
Date: 1842
Nature: Shallow chancel and transepts added by FD.
Refs: 5 designs, dated Mar 1842, in Representative Church Body Library Architectural Drawings, https://archdrawing.ireland.anglican.org/items/show/3039 3035-3039;  Colm O'Brien,'The churches of Frederick Darley Jnr:  identification and attribution', Irish Architectural and Decorative Studies 16 (2013), 90;  Nun's Cross Church, Co. Wicklow, and its treasures (2016), 47(illus.), 48-49,51(illus.).

Building: CO. WICKLOW, MULLINACUFF (SHILLELAGH), CHURCH (CI)
Date: 1844
Nature: New church in Early English style.  Dedicated 16 Jun 1844.
Refs: Drawing(s) in RCB Library, portfolio 21.

Building: CO. WEXFORD, DONAGHMORE, CHURCH (CI)
Date: 1844a
Nature: New church, dedicated 18 Jun 1844.
Refs: Drawing(s), signed 'Frederick Darley, jun' (i.e. done in or before 1841), in RCB Library, portfolio 17

Building: CO. KILKENNY, KELLS, CHURCH OF ST MARY (CI)
Date: 1844a
Nature: New church. 3-bays. E window with intersecting tracery flanked by 2 smaller & lower windows. W elevation has buttresses, bellcote and 3-light window. Dedicated 6 May 1844.
Refs: Signed drawing(s) in RCB Library, portfolio 24;  exterior illus. in Clergy of Ossory (Ulster Historical Foundation, 2013),  35.

Building: CO. MEATH, STACKALLAN HOUSE
Date: 1845ca
Nature: Alts. to adapt house for school use directed by 'Mr Darley' and P. Sharpe, builder, Navan. For Rev. William Sewell.
Refs: Christine Casey, Stackallan House (1999), 29

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, HENRIETTA STREET, KING'S INNS
Date: 1846
Nature: N wing;  alts. to staircase and dining hall (Builder: William Moyers).
Refs: Proposals, resolutions of building committee &c in King's Inns Archives, H2/3-6;  Christine Casey, The Buildings of Ireland: Dublin (2005), 159.

Building: CO. WICKLOW, CARNEW, CHURCH OF ALL SAINTS (CI)
Date: 1846-47
Nature: New church on new site beside old church, leaving tower of latter. Licensed for worship 28 Jun 1847. Consecrated 1 Nov 1847. (renovated and repaired, 1903).
Refs: Drawings (for cruciform church) signed 'Frederick Darley Jun.' and inscr.(wrongly?) 'Dedicated 1848' in RCB Library, portfolio 17;  J.B. Leslie, Ferns Clergy and Parishes (1936), 130;  exterior illus. in Clergy of Waterford, Lismore and Ferns (Ulster Historical Foundation, 2008);  exterior illus. in Claude Costegalde & Brian Walker, The Church of Ireland: an illustrated history (2013), 345.


Building: CO. CORK, DUNMANWAY, MODEL SCHOOL
Date: 1846p
Nature: New school.
Refs: Report of the Commissioners of National Education in Ireland (1846), 12; F. O'Dwyer, 'The architecture of the Board of Public Works 1831-1923' in Public Works (1987), 21

Building: CO. CAVAN, BAILIEBOROUGH, MODEL AGRICULTURAL SCHOOL
Date: 1847
Nature: Tudor Gothic.
Refs: Drawings in NA, OPW drawings collection (old ref. no. I.3.1A); Robin Wylie, Ulster Model Schools (UAHS, 1997), 6-7(illus.)

Building: CO. TIPPERARY, CLONMEL, MODEL SCHOOL
Date: 1847-1850
Nature: New school om Domestic Gothic style. Contractors: William & Walter Doolin.
Refs: Contract drawings in NA, OPW archives, OPW5HC/4/820;  13th Report of the Board of Public Works, Ireland (1846), 12;   F. O'Dwyer, 'The architecture of the Board of Public Works 1831-1923' in Public Works (1987), 21

Building: CO. MEATH, TRIM, DISTRICT MODEL SCHOOL
Date: 1847-48
Nature: New 2-storey Tudor domestic Gothic building. Tenders invited in 1847. (Now Christian Brothers' School)
Refs: Signed drawing(s) (showing datestone of 1848 on gable) in NA, OPW drawings collection, old ref. D.12.14A; 14th Report of the Commissioners of National Education in Ireland (1847), 58; Christine Casey & Alistair Rowan, The Buildings of Ireland: North Leinster (1993), 518

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BALLYMENA, BALLYMONEY ROAD, DISTRICT MODEL SCHOOL
Date: 1847-48
Nature: New school to be erected.
Refs: 13th Report of National Education Commissioners (1846), 12; W.D. Girvan, R. Oram, A. Rowan, Historic Buildings…in Antrim & Ballymena (UAHS, 1969), 19 (no. 29); Frederick O'Dwyer, 'The architecture of the Board of Public Works 1831-1923', Public Works: the architecture of the Office of Public Works 1831-1987 (AAI, 1987), 21

Building: CO. DERRY, COLERAINE, CASTLEROCK ROAD, DISTRICT MODEL SCHOOL
Date: 1847-49
Nature: Tudor Gothic. Basalt, with dressed stone surrounds to windows and doors. Opened 1849.
Refs: 13th Report of the National Education Commissioners in Ireland (1846), 12; F. O'Dwyer, 'The architecture of the Board of Public Works 1831-1923' in Public Works (1987), 21; Robin Wylie, Ulster Model Schools (UAHS, 1997), 1-3,4(illus.)

Building: CO. DOWN, NEWRY, MODEL SCHOOL
Date: 1847-49
Nature: New school, for 280 children. Tudor Gothic. Tenders invited in 1847. FS laid 24 Jan 1848. Opened May 1849.
Refs: 14th Report of the Commissioners for National Education in Ireland (1847), 58; B of I, ref. not given, but probably 15th Report (1848); F. O'Dwyer, 'The architecture of the Board of Public Works 1831-1923' in Public Works (1987), 21; Robin Wylie, Ulster Model Schools (UAHS, 1997), 1-3(illus.)

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BALLYMENA, MODEL SCHOOL
Date: 1847-49
Nature: Tudor Gothic
Refs: F. O'Dwyer, 'The architecture of the Board of Public Works 1831-1923' in Public Works (1987), 21; Robin Wylie, Ulster Model Schools (UAHS, 1997), 1-3(illus.)

Building: CO. ANTRIM, DUNDROD, MODEL AGRICULTURAL SCHOOL
Date: 1848
Nature: New.
Refs: 15th Report of Commissioners of National Education in Ireland (1848), 203

Building: CO. CLARE, COOLCASEY, MODEL AGRICULTURAL SCHOOL
Date: 1848
Nature: In process of being built, 1848. (See also Belvoir, above, and Sallybank, below. Are these all the same building?)
Refs: 15th Report of the Commissioners of National Education in Ireland (1848), 203

Building: CO. CORK, FARAHY, MODEL AGRICULTURAL SCHOOL
Date: 1848
Nature: New school in progress.
Refs: 15th Report of the Commissioners of National Education in Ireland (1848), 203

Building: CO. CORK, MITCHELSTOWN, MODEL AGRICULTURAL SCHOOL
Date: 1848
Nature: In progress, 1848.
Refs: 15th Report of the Commissioners of National Education in Ireland (1848), 203

Building: CO. GALWAY, GURRANE, MODEL AGRICULTURAL SCHOOL
Date: 1848
Nature: New school in progress in Dec 1848.
Refs: 15th Report of the Commissioners of National Education in Ireland (1848), 203

Building: CO. KERRY, O'DORNEY, MODEL AGRICULTURAL SCHOOL.
Date: 1848
Nature: In progress.
Refs: 15th Report of the Commissioners of National Education in Ireland (1848), 203

Building: CO. LIMERICK, NEWCASTLE WEST, MODEL AGRICULTURAL SCHOOL
Date: 1848
Nature: New school in process of erection.
Refs: 16th Report of the Commissioners of National Education in Ireland (1848), 203

Building: CO. LONGFORD, LONGFORD, MODEL AGRICULTURAL SCHOOL
Date: 1848
Nature: New school in progress.
Refs: 15th Report of the Commissioners of National Education in Ireland (1848), 203

Building: CO. TIPPERARY, ARDFINNAN, MODEL AGRICULTURAL SCHOOL
Date: 1848
Nature: In progress.
Refs: 15th Report of the Commissioners of National Education in Ireland (1848), 203

Building: CO. WICKLOW, KILBRIDE, MODEL AGRICULTURAL SCHOOL
Date: 1848
Nature: New school, presumably designed by FD.
Refs: 15th Report of the Commissioners of National Education in Ireland (1848), 203.

Building: CO. TIPPERARY, DERRYCASTLE, MODEL AGRICULTURAL SCHOOL
Date: 1848-1850
Nature: New school.
Refs: 15th Report of the Commissioners of National Education in Ireland (1848), 203;  18th Report &c. (1851), 391

Building: CO. LEITRIM, FIVEMILEBOURNE, MODEL AGRICULTURAL SCHOOL
Date: 1848-1851
Nature: New.
Refs: 15th Report of the Commissioners of National Education in Ireland (1848), 203; B 9, 19 Apr 1851, 254

Building: CO. LIMERICK, MOUNT TRENCHARD, MODEL DISTRICT AGRICULTURAL SCHOOL
Date: 1848-1851
Nature: In process of erection.
Refs: 15th Report of the Commissioners of National Education in Ireland (1848), 203; B 9, 22 Mar 1851, 189

Building: CO. KILKENNY, WOODSTOCK, NATIONAL MODEL AGRICULTURAL SCHOOL
Date: 1848-1851
Nature: New model school and farm, begun 1848 and opened end 1851.. Cost about £6,000. For Commissioners of National Education.
Refs: 15th Report of the National Education Commissioners in Ireland (1848), 203; 18th Report of the National Education Commissioners in Ireland (1851), 391; B 9, 19 Apr,6 Dec 1851, 254,775; 10, 3 Jan 1852, 13; DB 3, 15 Sep 1861, 626; APSD, K, 20

Building: CO. LIMERICK, TERVOE, MODEL AGRICULTURAL SCHOOL
Date: 1848-1851
Nature: New school to designs of Education Commissioners' architect.
Refs: 15th Report of the Commissioners of National Education in Ireland (1848), 203; B 9, 4 Jan 1851, 11

Building: CO. DONEGAL, DUNLEWEY, MODEL AGRICULTURAL SCHOOL
Date: 1848-1853
Nature: New. For Commissioners of National Education. In progress in 1848; finished, but not operational, in 1853.
Refs: 15th Report of the National Education Commissioners in Ireland (1848), 203; 20th Report (1858), xx

Building: CO. CAVAN, BAILIEBOROUGH, DISTRICT MODEL NATIONAL SCHOOL
Date: 1848-50
Nature: Tudor Gothic. Opened May 1850. Probably by FD.  According to Mulligan, FD adpted an existing infants' school which had been built for Sir John Young in 1845
Refs: Drawing(s) in NA, OPW drawings collection; 13th Report of the Commissioners of National Education in Ireland (1846), 12; F. O'Dwyer, 'The architecture of the Board of Public Works 1831-1923' in Public Works (1987), 21; Robin Wylie, Ulster Model Schools (UAHS, 1997), 4-7(illus.);  Kevin V. Mulligan, The Buildings of Ireland: South Ulster (2013), 150. 

Building: CO. DOWN, HOLYWOOD, MODEL AGRICULTURAL SCHOOL
Date: 1848ca
Nature: New, for Board of National Education.
Refs: 15th Report of Commissioners of National Education in Ireland (1848), 203; Frederick O'Dwyer, 'The architecture of the Board of Public Works 1831-1923', Public Works: the architecture of the Office of Public Works 1831-1987 (AAI, 1987), 21

Building: CO. CORK, FARAHY, NATIONAL SCHOOL
Date: 1848p
Nature: New school with lattice windows, primitive pediment over central window, labelled 'National School'.
Refs: Unsigned drawing on paper watermarked 1848 in style of FD in NA, OPW drawings collection, old ref. D.W.9

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, PARK AVENUE (SANDYMOUNT), CHURCH OF ST JOHN (CI)
Date: 1849-1850
Nature: New church, for Hon. Sidney Herbert, who paid entire cost. Opened for worship, 24 Mar 1850.  Consecrated, 6 Nov 1879. Architect: Benjamin Ferrey. Erected under superivision of FD. Builder: George Farrell, Dublin.
Refs: B 8, 7 Sep 1850, 424; DB 6, 1,15 Oct 1864, 196(illus.),208; Clergy of Dublin and Glendalough (Ulster Historical Foundation, 2001), 235.  

Building: CO. CLARE, BELVOIR, MODEL AGRICULTURAL SCHOOL
Date: 1850
Nature: Building completed and operating in 1850.(see also Coolcasey, below, probably same building.)
Refs: 17th Report of the Commissioners of National Education Commissioners in Ireland (1850), 253

Building: CO. CORK, GLANDORE, MODEL AGRICULTURAL SCHOOL
Date: 1850
Nature: In progress, 1850.
Refs: 16th Report of the Commissioners of National Education in Ireland (1849), 89

Building: CO. GALWAY, BALLINAKILL (LOUGHREA), MODEL AGRICULTURAL SCHOOL
Date: 1850
Nature: New school completed and operating by 1850.
Refs: 17th Report of the National Education Commissioners in Ireland (1850), 253

Building: CO. KILDARE, ATHY, MODEL SCHOOL & AGRICULTURAL SCHOOL
Date: 1850-1854
Nature: In process of erection in 1850. Opened 1852 (or later?).
Refs: Signed drawings, 1850, in NA, OPW5HC/4/718; 17th Report of the National Education Commissioners (1850), 15; 19th Report (1852), xviii; B 12, 18 Feb 1854, 89; F. O'Dwyer, 'The architecture of the Board of Public Works 1831-1923' in Public Works (1987), 21

Building: CO. CLARE, SALLYBANK, MODEL AGRICULTURAL SCHOOL
Date: 1850a
Nature: New school completed and operating in 1850.
Refs: 17th Report of the Commissioners of National Education in Ireland (1850), 253

Building: CO. FERMANAGH, CARRICK, MODEL AGRICULTURAL SCHOOL
Date: 1850a
Nature: Building completed and school operative by 1850
Refs: 17th Report of the National Education Commissioners in Ireland (1850), 253

Building: CO. LEITRIM, LEITRIM, NATIONAL SCHOOL
Date: 1851
Nature: Alterations.
Refs: B 9, 19 Apr 1851, 254

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, MOUNT STREET CRESCENT, ST STEPHEN'S CHURCH (CI)
Date: 1851
Nature: 1-bay extension at E end of nave and chancel apse.
Refs: Drawings in RCB (Various Collections) (IAA, Edward McParland files, Acc.2008/44);  Christine Casey, The Buildings of Ireland: Dublin (2005), 559.

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, PHOENIX PARK, ROYAL HIBERNIAN MILITARY SCHOOL
Date: 1851
Nature: Proposed new school rooms.
Refs: B 9, 18 Jan 1851, 46

Building: CO. GALWAY, GALWAY, NEWCASTLE ROAD, MODEL SCHOOL
Date: 1851-54
Nature: New school in domestic Gothic style. In progress 'under the auspices of the Fathers of the West Convent', Dec 1852. Comprises industrial workroom for teaching embrodery &c also a model kitchen for the education of servants in their trade. Opened early 1854.
Refs: Design and/or contracts, 1850, in NA, Office of Public Works drawings collection, old ref. D.10.10; 19th Report of the Commissioners of National Education in Ireland (1852), xviii; B 8, 26 Oct 1850, 512; 11, 1 Jan 1853, 8; 12, 18 Feb 1854, 89; F. O'Dwyer, 'The architecture of the Board of Public Works 1831-1923' in Public Works (1987), 21

Building: CO. LIMERICK, LIMERICK, MODEL FARM
Date: 1851p
Nature: Site found. For Commissioners of National Education.
Refs: B 9, 27 Sep 1851, 610

Building: CO. LOUTH, LOUTH, MODEL SCHOOL
Date: 1852
Nature: To be built to FD's designs.
Refs: B 10, 31 Jan 1852, 76

Building: CO. LOUTH, DROGHEDA, MODEL SCHOOL
Date: 1852
Nature: New model school to be erected.
Refs: B 10, 31 Jan 1852, 76

Building: CO. TIPPERARY, GORMANSTOWN, NATIONAL SCHOOL
Date: 1852
Nature: New boys and girls national schools probably designed by FD.
Refs: Unsigned drawings, labelled 'Architects Department 1852' (in same folder (1976) as undated drawing for 'Gormanstown...stables' signed by FD on paper watermarked 1848) in NA, OPW drawings collection OPW5HC/4/916.

Building: CO. WATERFORD, WATERFORD, WATER STREET, DISTRICT MODEL NATIONAL SCHOOL
Date: 1852-55
Nature: Tudor Gothic. For Commissioners of National Education. Contracts accepted 1851. Contractor: P. O'Toole.
Refs: Full set of drawings in NA, OPW5HC/4/750; 19th Report of Commissioners of National Education (1852), xviii; B 11, 22 Jan 1853, 60; 13, 3 Mar 1855, 105

Building: CO. LIMERICK, LIMERICK, MILITARY ROAD, MODEL NATIONAL SCHOOL
Date: 1852-55
Nature: New schools. Tudor Gothice, with 7-bay front and 2 gables. Nearly complete in March 1855. For Commissioners of National Education.Cost: between £4000 and £5000. Builder: Ryan & Son.
Refs: Drawing(s) in NA, OPW drawings collection, old ref. D.11.2; 19th Report of the Commissioners of National Education in Ireland (1852), xviii; B 9, 19 Jul,27 Sep 1851, 453,610; 11, 22 Jan 1853, 60; 13, 3 Mar 1855, 105; APSD V, L, 92;  Judith Hill, 'Barracks, asylum and model school:  public architecture in Limerick from the late-eighteenth to the mid-nineteenth century', Limerick History and Society, ed. by Liam Irwin & Gearóid Ó Tuathaigh (Dublin: Geography Publications, 2009), 294-302(illus.).

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, STOCKMAN'S LANE, DISTRICT MODEL AGRICULTURAL SCHOOL
Date: 1852-59
Nature: For Commissioners of National Education. Now nucleus of Musgrave Park Hospital.
Refs: B 10, 21 Feb 1852, 123; 12, 10 Jun 1854, 305; Paul Larmour, The Architectural Heritage of Malone and Stranmillis (UAHS, 1991), 158(illus.),159; Robin Wylie, Ulster Model Schools (UAHS, 1997), 17-20(illus.)

Building: CO. KILKENNY, KILKENNY, ORMONDE ROAD, DISTRICT MODEL SCHOOL
Date: 1853
Nature: New 'Jacobethan' school for Commissioners of National Education. Opened 24 Nov 1854.
Refs: Drawing(s) in NA, OPW drawings collection, old ref. D.9.12; B 9, 6 Dec 1851, 775; 11, 22 Jan,14 May 1853, 60,315; 19th Report of the National Education Commissioners in Ireland (1852), xviii;  St Patrick's, Kilkenny: gravestone inscriptions (Kilkenny Archaeological Society, n.d.), 68.

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, NORTHUMBERLAND ROAD, ST STEPHEN'S CHURCH SCHOOLS
Date: 1853
Nature: Not executed.
Refs: B 11, 10 Sep 1853, 584; according to Eve Blau, Ruskinian Gothic (1982), 146-7 it is by Deane & Woodward.

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BALLYMONEY, MODEL AGRICULTURAL SCHOOL & FARM
Date: 1853
Nature: New. For Commissioners of National Education. Tenders received Jul 1853.
Refs: 15th Report of Commissioners of National Education (1848), 203; B 11, 30 Apr,30 Jul 1853, 279,484

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, ST STEPHEN'S GREEN, NO. 017 (UNIVERSITY CLUB)
Date: 1853
Nature: Removal of wall between two principal rooms on first floor to create large drawing room or reading room, 1853?  Proposal (1853) for  extension at rere, but cheaper scheme by Sandham Symes chosen instead.
Refs: Paul Caffrey, Kildare Street & University Club: Catalogue of the the collection (2003), 21.

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, ST STEPHEN'S GREEN, NO. 017 (UNIVERSITY CLUB)
Date: 1853
Nature: Removal of wall between two principal rooms on first floor to create large drawing room or reading room, 1853?  Proposal (1853) for  extension at rere, but cheaper scheme by Sandham Symes chosen instead.
Refs: Paul Caffrey, Kildare Street & University Club: Catalogue of the the collection (2003), 21.

Building: CO. KERRY, KILLARNEY, RAILWAY ROAD, GREAT SOUTHERN HOTEL
Date: 1853-54
Nature: Erected to designs of FD although he was not the winner of the competition. Portions of building fall during construction. Eventually opened July or August 1854. Cost £18,000, 3 times more than amount stipulated in terms of competition.
Refs: B 10, 9 Oct,13,27 Nov,18 Dec 1852, 641,728,757,805; 11, 14 May,29 Oct 1853, 315,671; 12, 5 Aug 1854, 418

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, FALLS ROAD (& ARDMULLEN STREET), DISTRICT MODEL NATIONAL SCHOOL
Date: 1854-1857
Nature: Jacobean Revival. For Commissioners of National Education. FS laid 23 Apr 1855. Opened 1857. Destroyed 1922.
Refs: 24th Report of the Commissioners for National Education (1857), illus. in appendix; B 12, 5 Aug 1854, 418; Robin Wylie, Ulster Model Schools (UAHS, 1997), 8-17(illus.)

Building: CO. CORK, CORK, MUNSTER MODEL FARM
Date: 1856-59
Nature: New, comprising 9-bay, 2-storey farm residence with farm buildings behind. Jacobethan. Completed late summer 1859.
Refs: Unsigned drawings in NA, OPW drawings collection; DB 1, 1 Sep 1859, 118

Building: CO. DOWN, NEWTOWNARDS, DISTRICT MODEL NATIONAL SCHOOL
Date: 1857-1862
Nature: New model school on site given by Marquess of Londonderry. For Commissioners of National Education; 'uncommonly pretty front in the Jacobean style'. Opened July 1862.
Refs: 24th Report by National Education Commissioners (1857), xiv; 28th Report of Commissioners of Public Works, Ireland (1859), 17; DB 5, 1 Dec 1863, 197; F. O'Dwyer, 'The architecture of the Board of Public Works 1831-1923' in Public Works (1987), 21; Robin Wylie, Ulster Model Schools (UAHS, 1997), 23-27(illus.); C.E.B. Brett, Buildings of North County Down (UAHS, 2002), 234(illus.)

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, GARDINER STREET LOWER, PRACTISING SCHOOLS
Date: 1858
Nature: -
Refs: B 16, 11 Dec 1858, 836

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, ST STEPHEN'S GREEN, NO. 123 (ROYAL COLLEGE OF SURGEONS)
Date: 1858
Nature: Improvements.
Refs: B 16, 13 Nov 1858, 766

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, MARLBOROUGH STREET, TYRONE HOUSE, CENTRAL MODEL SCHOOLS
Date: 1858
Nature: Designed by FD in 1858, according to Casey.

Refs: Christine Casey, The Buildings of Ireland: Dublin (2005), 155.

Building: CO. DOWN, NEWRY, MODEL SCHOOL
Date: 1860
Nature: New? school with high coupled chimneys.. Contract dated 1860. Builder: Arthur Henry.
Refs: Drawing, signed(?) by contractor, 1860, in National Archives, OPW drawings; collection (NI properties)

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, EARLSFORT TERRACE, EXHIBITION PALACE & WINTER GARDEN
Date: 1863
Nature: FD advising architect to Dublin Exhibition and Winter Garden Co.  Paid £600 for same to 31 Dec 1863.  FD 'somewhat modified' winning design by Alfred Gresham Jones (Casey).
Refs: DB 5, 15 Jun,1 Aug 1863, 101,?;  Irish Times, 23 Jan 1864;  Christine Casey, The Buildings of Ireland: Dublin (2005),

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, HEYTESBURY STREET, MEATH HOSPITAL
Date: 1865
Nature: Childrens' ward. Builders: Hall & Son(s?)
Refs: Irish Times, 6 Jan 1865;  DB 7, 15 Jan 1865, 26.

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, ST STEPHEN'S GREEN, NO. 016 (ARCHBISHOP'S PALACE)
Date: 1866
Nature: Palace chapel opened on 27 Feb 1866.  'The chapel, which has been fitted up under the superintendence of F. Farley, Esq., is a neat Gothic building...in every way suited for its sacred purposes.'
Refs: Irish Ecclesiastical Gazette 8, no. 81, 21 Mar 1866, 64.

Building: CO. KILDARE, KILMEAGUE, CHURCH (CI)
Date: ?
Nature: New church (or simply new gallery?).(Lewis describes church as 'a plain edifice, which the Ecclesiastical Commissioners intend to rebuild')
Refs: Drawings, signed 'F. Darley jun' (i.e. done in or before 1841), in RCB Library, portfolio 19; S. Lewis, A Topographical Dictionary of Ireland (1837), II, 175;  exterior illus. in Claude Costegalde & Brian Walker, The Church of Ireland: an illustrated history (2013), 322.

Building: CO. WICKLOW, ENNISKERRY, HOUSES
Date: ?
Nature: -
Refs: According to Canon A.E. Stokes, who had bundle of Powerscourt estate papers (now in NLI) containing references to Darley's bills, Darley did many houses in Enniskerry (IAA, Edward McParland files, Acc.2008/44).

Building: CO. KILDARE, CASTLETOWN
Date: ?
Nature: Unexecuted scheme for glazed court and billiard room behind stable wing.
Refs: Drawings in collection of Irish Georgian Society, Castletown House

Building: CO. WEXFORD, COOLBAWN
Date: ?
Nature: New Tudor Revival house, for Francis Bruen. Replaced earlier house, burnt c. 1820. (Burnt 1923.)
Refs: Lewis, ; Mark Bence-Jones, Burke’s Guide to Country Houses. Volume I, Ireland. (London, 1978), 90(illus.); David Rowe & Eithne Scallan, Houses of Wexford (Ballinakella Press, 2004), no. 378(illus.)

Building: CO. DUBLIN, ARDGILLAN CASTLE?
Date: ?
Nature: 3 designs for stable block for 'Col. Taylor, M.P.'
Refs: Drawings in IAA, 91/61

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, HENRIETTA STREET, KING'S INNS
Date: ?
Nature: Proposed new street from Henrietta St to Four Courts, with proposed gateway for entrance to new street.
Refs: Survey plan showing new street and design for proposed gateway to same in IAA (on loan from King's Inns Archives), 2007/10.4/1,3.

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, KILDARE STREET, LEINSTER HOUSE (ROYAL DUBLIN SOCIETY)
Date: ?
Nature: Continued George Papworth's work on Museum.
Refs: M. Craig, 'The Society's Buildings' in J. Meenan & Desmond Clarke, eds., RDS: the Royal Dublin Society 1731-1981 (1981), 64.

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, MARLBOROUGH STREET, NO. 002
Date: ?
Nature: 'The original building looks not unlike the work of Frederick Darley, architect.' (Craig)
Refs: M. Craig, Dublin 1660-1860 (1952), 320

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, SEAN MACDERMOTT STREET, NO. 035 (CARPENTERS' HALL)
Date: ?
Nature: Mid-nineteenth century building with stucco facade, giant corner pilasters and pedimented windows, 'variously attributed to Frederick Darley and George Papworth' (Casey)
Refs: Christine Casey, The Buildings of Ireland: Dublin (2005), 182.