Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Engineer and architect, of Tatestown, Co. Meath, and Trimgate, Navan. Robert Stephenson Barnes, a son of ROBERT STEPHENSON BARNES [1] ROBERT STEPHENSON BARNES [1] , was born circa 1871 and educated at Bristol Grammar School, in Navan and at Trinity College Dublin. He left Trinity before taking the BAI degree on account of having to undergo surgery for cataracts in his eyes. He became a pupil of his father and subsequently worked in his office. In 1891 he was appointed an assistant county surveyor for Co. Meath. He was placed on the panel of architects approved by the joint committee of the Local Government Board for employment by Public Bodies for the preparation of plans for housing schemes. He was appointed town surveyor to Navan Urban Council in 1899 and was also architect and engineer to Navan Rural District Council. In 1900 he prepared plans for housing schemes for both bodies and had charge of five hundred houses and their maintenance. He was responsible for five drainage districts and the Navan water works. His private commissions consisted of houses, business premises, mills, bakeries, an extension to the Navan show ground, race-course and stands, and water supply schemes for a number of country houses. He died in 1938.

ICEI: elected associate member, 2 May 1900;(1) raised to member 1932.(2)
RIAI: elected member, 4 Febrary 1924, proposed by WILLIAM KAYE PARRY  WILLIAM KAYE PARRY and seconded by LUCIUS O'CALLAGHAN  LUCIUS O'CALLAGHAN and GEORGE FRANCIS BECKETT. GEORGE FRANCIS BECKETT. (3)
Association of Municipal & County Engineers: admitted member, 1 October 1921.(4)

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References

All information in this enty not otherwise attributed is from ICEI membership applications, II, 108, and Jones's handwritten account (source unknown) in IAA Jones file B26. The two accounts conflict in several respects including the date of Barnes's birth, which Jones gives as 1874.

(1) TICEI 28 (1898-1901), ?.
(2) TICEI 65 (1938-39), 306.
(3) JRIAI (1925), 6.
(4) IB 63, 22 Oct 1921, 701.


23 work entries listed in chronological order for BARNES, ROBERT STEPHENSON [2]


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Building: CO. MEATH, NAVAN, KELLS ROAD, HOUSES (014)
Date: 1906
Nature: 14 two-storey cottages.
Refs: IB 48, 19 May 1906, 406

Building: CO. MEATH, KELLS, TOWN HALL (NEW, PROPOSED)
Date: 1907
Nature: Plans for proposed new town hall.
Refs: IB 49, 23 Feb 1907, 136

Building: CO. MEATH, KELLS, HOUSES (012)
Date: 1907
Nature: Plans for 12 artisans' houses.
Refs: IB 49, 23 Feb 1907, 136

Building: CO. MEATH, KELLS, TOWN HALL (OLD)
Date: 1908
Nature: Tenders to be invited for alterations & additions to old town hall for John Spicer, Esq. (See also, above, CO. MEATH, KELLS, MAUDLIN STREET?, SPICER & CO.)
Refs: IB 50, 18 Apr 1908, 246

Building: CO. MEATH, KELLS, MAUDLIN STREET?, SPICER & CO.
Date: 1908
Nature: Reconstruction of premises. Contractor: Healy & Sons, Drogheda. See also, below, CO. MEATH, KELLS, TOWN HALL (OLD).
Refs: IB 50, 12 Dec 1908, 773

Building: CO. MEATH, ABBEYLANDS, HOUSE
Date: 1910
Nature: -
Refs: IB 52, 19 Mar 1910, 182

Building: CO. MEATH, NAVAN, HOUSES (030)
Date: 1911
Nature: 30 2-storey cottages.
Refs: IA&C 1, 8 Apr 1911, 145

Building: CO. MEATH, NAVAN, TECHNICAL SCHOOL
Date: 1911-13,1932
Nature: New. Extended 1932
Refs: IB 53, 14 Oct 1911, 694; 54, 8 Jun 1912, 348; 55, 11 Oct 1913, 656; 74, 26 Mar 1932, 304

Building: CO. MEATH, NAVAN, HOUSES (014)
Date: 1913
Nature: 14 2-storey houses, for Navan Urban District Council
Refs: IB 55, 30 Aug 1913, 563

Building: CO. MONAGHAN, CARRICKMACROSS, POWER HOUSE
Date: 1914
Nature: -
Refs: IB 56, 1 Aug 1914, 475

Building: CO. MEATH, NAVAN, BECTIVE ROAD, RECTORY
Date: 1916
Nature: New.
Refs: IB 58, 10 Jun 1916, 260

Building: CO. MEATH, NAVAN, ELECTRICITY SUPPLY?
Date: 1922
Nature: New turbine pits, suction chambers and power house, for Navan Urban District Council.
Refs: IB 64, 16 Dec 1922, 871

Building: CO. MEATH, NAVAN, TRIM GATE STREET, PREMISES
Date: 1926
Nature: Alterations to shop front.
Refs: IB 68, 21 Aug,4 Sep 1926, 651,682

Building: CO. MEATH, NAVAN, IRISH NATIONAL FORESTERS' HALL
Date: 1926
Nature: Tenders invited for erection of same.
Refs: IB 68, 4 Sep 1926, 682; 69, 16 Apr 1927, 281

Building: CO. MEATH, NAVAN, SHOW GROUNDS, PAVILION
Date: 1928
Nature: Extension
Refs: IB 70, 29 Sep 1928, 838

Building: CO. MEATH, NAVAN, COUNTY INFIRMARY
Date: 1928-31,1935
Nature: Alterations to hospital & surgeon's house
Refs: IB 70, 1 Sep 1928, 754; 71, 17 Aug 1929, 749; 72, 22 Nov 1930, 1056; 73, 25 Apr 1931, 371; 77, 21 Sep 1935, 872

Building: CO. LOUTH, ARDEE, HEATHSTOWN HOUSE
Date: 1929
Nature: Extension
Refs: IB 71, 30 Mar 1929, 282

Building: CO. MEATH, KELLS, CROSS STREET, PREMISES
Date: 1929
Nature: Reconstruction
Refs: IB 71, 30 Mar 1929, 282

Building: CO. MEATH, NAVAN, HOUSES (012)
Date: 1930
Nature: -
Refs: IB 72, 25 Oct 1930, 970

Building: CO. MEATH, WILKINSTOWN, DISPENSARY
Date: 1930
Nature: Repairs.
Refs: IB 72, 25 Oct,22 Nov 1930, 970,1056

Building: CO. MEATH, NAVAN, MILL LANE, PREMISES
Date: 1931
Nature: Reconstruction
Refs: IB 73, 28 Feb 1931, 188

Building: CO. MEATH, DUNSHAUGHLIN, UNION WORKHOUSE
Date: 1933
Nature: Repairs to rooms
Refs: IB 75, 12 Aug 1933, 692

Building: CO. MEATH, NAVAN, TOWN PARKS, HOUSES (074)
Date: 1937
Nature: New.
Refs: IB 79, 15 May 1937, 460