Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Architect. Martin Day, who was born in Gallagh, Co. Wexford, was active in Cos. Waterford and Wexford from 1822 or earlier until 1849 or later. He assisted DANIEL ROBERTSON  DANIEL ROBERTSON at Ballinkeele, Johnstown Castle, Bloomfield and Castleboro, Co. Wexford, as well as designing country houses on his own account. According to Rowe & Scallan, other members of the family, John Day and WILLIAM DAY  WILLIAM DAY were also architects in Co. Wexford, while there was also a connection with RICHARD PURCELL. RICHARD PURCELL. (1)

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References

All information in this entry not otherwise attributed is from Frederick O'Dwyer, '"Modelled Muscularity": Daniel Robertson's Tudor mansions', Irish Arts Review Yearbook 15 (1999), 91.

(1) David Rowe & Eithne Scallan, Houses of Wexford(Ballinakella Press, 2004), no.484


8 work entries listed in chronological order for DAY, MARTIN


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Building: CO. WATERFORD, DROMANA
Date: 1822
Nature: Designs for proposed portico and offices, for trustees of Lady Gertrude Villiers?  (Her son and heir Henry Villiers-Stuart, whose parents both died in 1809, did not come of age until 1824.)
Refs: Photographs of signed and dated elevation and plans (Coll: Mary Sherwood?) in IAA.

Building: CO. WATERFORD, DROMANA
Date: 1826?
Nature: Proposed classical gateway, for Henry Villiers-Stuart.
Refs: Photograph of signed plan and elevation (Coll: Mary Sherwood?) in IAA.

Building: CO. WEXFORD, HORETOWN HOUSE
Date: 1840;1843
Nature: Proposed improvements for Jacob William Goff.
Refs: Drawing dated 1843 in NLI AD 3401; photograph of signed plan and elevation (in collection of Mary Sherwood?) in IAA; David Rowe & Eithne Scallan, Houses of Wexford(Ballinakella Press, 2004), no. 556

Building: CO. WEXFORD, CASTLEBORO
Date: 1840ca
Nature: MD executant architect of Daniel Robertson's design, for lst Baron Carew.
Refs: Information from F. O'Dwyer (IAA, Edward McParland files, Acc.2008/44); photograph of signed, undated elevation (coll: Mary Sherwood?) in IAA; David Rowe & Eithne Scallan, Houses of Wexford(Ballinakella Press, 2004), no.309(illus.)

Building: CO. WATERFORD, DROMANA
Date: 1843-1849
Nature: Alterations to old part of house, including raising of roof, & to stables, for Henry Villier-Stuart, 1st Baron Stuart de Decies.  Builder:  Matthew Byron, Villierstown. Estimated cost: £1,300.
Refs: PRONI, Villiers-Stuart Papers, T3131/P/42 (see PRONI e-catalogue).

Building: CO. WEXFORD, JOHNSTOWN CASTLE
Date: 1846
Nature: Designs for west (labelled) north front and battlemented gateway in demesne.(?By MD as executant architect for Daniel Robertson) For H.K. Grogan-Morgan.
Refs: Signed dated elevations in collection of Mary Sherwood, Enniscorthy (descendant of Martin Day)(photographs in IAA, neg.C7/120,122; elevation of W front repr. Frederick O'Dwyer, '"Modelled Muscularity": Daniel Robertson's Tudor mansions', Irish Arts Review Yearbook 15 (1999), 94))

Building: CO. WEXFORD, BALLINKEELE
Date: 1846
Nature: Design for greenhouse, and forcing houses. For John Maher.
Refs: Signed drawing, dated 5 Sep 1846, on deposit in IAA, Acc. 98/105.71

Building: CO. WATERFORD, DROMANA
Date: 1849
Nature: Indian gate, for Henry Villiers-Stuart, Lord Stuart de Decies.
Refs: PRONI, Villiers-Stuart Papers, T3131/P/42 (see PRONI e-catalogue); photographs of signed and dated designs (Coll: Mary Sherwood?) in IAA.