Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Architect, of Dublin. Charles Dunlop, only child of Charles James Dunlop, a watchmaker from Bedfordshire, and his wife, Caroline, was born in Birmingham in 1885 or 1886.(1)  By 1901 the family had moved to Ireland, and in 1902 Charles John was apprenticed to FRANCIS CURRAN CALDBECK  FRANCIS CURRAN CALDBECK in Dublin.   On completing his apprenticeship in 1906, he joined the staff of the General Valuation and Boundary Survey as a surveyor. In 1911 he was taken into partnership by Caldbeck at 2 St Andrew Street, moving to 18 Ely Place in 1916 or 1917. Caldbeck appears to have retired soon after the move, but Dunlop continued to practise from, and apparently also to live at, 18 Ely Place until at least 1945. He probably died in that or the following year, as only a Mrs Dunlop is named at the address in Thom's Directory for 1947. He was architect to the Proby Estate.(2)

Dunlop's pupils and assistants included BASIL BOYD BARRETT BASIL BOYD BARRETT , JAMES WARDROP BUCHANAN JAMES WARDROP BUCHANAN , EDMUND LIONEL CROSBY EDMUND LIONEL CROSBY , GEORGE G. LYONS  GEORGE G. LYONS and MICHAEL SCOTT MICHAEL SCOTT . Scott remembered him as an 'extraordinary' man: 'He used to stand with his back to the fireplace with a great big Union Jack above him. I would draw away and he used to say, 'Are you a Sinn Feiner, Scott?' He wouldn't allow you to print across a line; that was another very fierce thing he had in his head. I was doing dreadful houses for him, terrible houses, or so I thought myself, but they were perhaps a bit better than others. He had a very strict idea of the type of house he wanted.'(3)

RIAI: elected member 24 May 1909, having been proposed by THOMAS MANLY DEANE THOMAS MANLY DEANE , seconded by Francis Curran Caldbeck, JOHN CHARLES WILMOT  JOHN CHARLES WILMOT and JOSEPH ALOYSIUS GEOGHEGAN JOSEPH ALOYSIUS GEOGHEGAN ;(4) raised to fellow, 1928, proposed by JAMES HENRY WEBB JAMES HENRY WEBB , GEORGE PATRICK SHERIDAN  GEORGE PATRICK SHERIDAN and JOHN LOFTUS ROBINSON. JOHN LOFTUS ROBINSON. (5)



Addresses: Work:  6 Ely Place, 1910; 2 St Andrew Street, 1911-1916; 18 Ely Place, 1917->=1945.
Home: 3 Wyndham Park, Bray, <=1908-1917.

See WORKS; see also CALDBECK & CALDBECK & amp; DUNLOP. DUNLOP.



References

All information in this entry not otherwise accounted for is compiled from Thom's directories and RIAI membership lists.  Details of Caldbeck's trtaining and early career are from IAA, RIAI office archives (Acc. 93/136), membership forms 1878-1909 (extremely fragile). 

(1) Census of England, 1881 and 1891 and Census of Ireland, 1911, www.census.nationalarchives.ie (last visited May 2010). 
(2) John O'Regan & Nicola Dearey, eds., Michael Scott Architect in (casual) conversation with Dorothy Walker (1995), 87.
(3) O'Regan & Dearey, op. cit., above, 53.
(4) IB 51, 12 Jun 1909, 370.
(5) JRIAI (1929), 8, and see note 1, above.


20 work entries listed in chronological order for DUNLOP, CHARLES JOHN


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Building: CO. ARMAGH, POYNTZPASS, STATION
Date: 1851
Nature: Station by Dublin & Belfast Junction Railway to designs by company's architect. Tenders invited Nov 1851.
Refs: Armagh Guardian, 8 Nov 1851; B 9, 6 Dec 1851, 775

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUN LAOGHAIRE, GEORGE'S STREET UPPER, NO. 035 (HAMILTON, LONG)
Date: 1910
Nature: New premises. £2000. Builder: A. Frazer & Co., Bray.
Refs: IB 52, 3 Sep 1910, 559

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUN LAOGHAIRE, GEORGE'S ST UPPER, NO. 009-10 (CINEMA)
Date: 1911
Nature: New Kingstown Picture House opened 17 Apr (Easter Monday) 1911. To seat 300. Builder: Geo. Squire & Co. Plasterwork: Ryan, Middle Abbey St.
Refs: IB 53, 18 Feb,29 Apr 1911, 113,279;  Freeman's Journal, 17 Apr 1911.

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUN LAOGHAIRE, ?, HOUSE (ROSEBANK, MOUNT TOWN LOWER?)
Date: 1911
Nature: For Edward Kelly (possibly Rosebank, Mounttown Lr). Builder: Daniel J. Dowling, Albert Rd, Kingstown.
Refs: IB 53, 14 Oct 1911, 677(illus.)

Building: CO. KILDARE, CURRAGH, ATHGARVAN LODGE
Date: 1913
Nature: Alts. for Major Kearsley. Contractor: Keatinge.
Refs: IB 55, 20 Dec 1913, 803; illus. in Guy St John Williams, The Racing lodges of the Curragh (1997), 55

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUN LAOGHAIRE, GEORGE'S STREET LOWER, NO. 069A (VELLA & SON)
Date: 1913
Nature: New billiard room, shop & residence. Contractor: Pemberton & sons.
Refs: IB 55, 12 Apr 1913, 222

Building: CO. DUBLIN, SALLYNOGGIN, HOUSES (037)
Date: 1914
Nature: 37 artisans' dwellings, for Kingstown UDC. Contract given to Walter Jennings, Kenmare, Jan 1915.
Refs: Freeman's Journal, 10 Apr,2 Sep,15,16 Dec 1914,5 Jan 1915;   IB 56, 25 Apr,12 Sep 1914, 245,538.

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, ELY PLACE, NO. 018
Date: 1921
Nature: Structural alterations & improvements. Builder: J.J. McGlynn.
Refs: IB 63, 27 Aug 1921, 578

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, WOLFE TONE STREET, NO. 041-45 (O'DEA & CO)
Date: 1923
Nature: Proposed new 3-storey factory.
Refs: IB 65, 24 Feb 1923, 137

Building: CO. GALWAY, GALWAY, ELY PLACE, HOUSES (003)
Date: 1926
Nature: 3 detached houses for Trustees of Ballyconree Orphanage.
Refs: IB 68, 13 Nov 1926, 856

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, CIRCULAR ROAD NORTH, NO. 110
Date: 1928
Nature: Erection of shop.
Refs: IB 70, 18 Feb 1928, 148

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, GRATTAN CRESCENT (INCHICORE), SHOPS & DWELLINGS (003)
Date: 1928-1930
Nature: -
Refs: IB 70, 7 Jul 1928, 591; 72, 15 Feb 1930, 152

Building: CO. GALWAY, BALLYDUGAN
Date: 1928-29
Nature: Rebuilding of house after its destruction in 1922 for Michael H. Burke. Contractor: R.V. Mellows & Sons.
Refs: 9 contract drawings, signed 27 Aug 1928, in Galway County Council archives, Burke of Ballydugan papers (1707-1970), ref. GP6 (information from Patricia McWalter, May 2010).

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, HEYTESBURY STREET, MEATH HOSPITAL
Date: 1930-32
Nature: Reconstruction of dispensary; reconstruction of hospital; boiler house & chimney stack; staff quarters & porters' lodges. Consulting architect: F.G. Hicks.
Refs: IB 72, 1 Feb 1930, 108; 74, 13,27 Feb 1932, 137,207; 75, 11 Mar 1933, 202; 75, 3 Jun 1933, 478

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, CRUMLIN ROAD (KIMMAGE), HOUSE
Date: 1931
Nature: -
Refs: IB 73, 29 Aug 1931, 765

Building: CO. DUBLIN, RATHFARNHAM, HOUSES (012) & SHOPS (6)
Date: 1931
Nature: 12 2-storey houses and 6 shops for Rathfarnham Public Utility Society.
Refs: IB 73, 15 Aug 1931, 726

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, HARCOURT STREET, NO. 090 (NATIONAL CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL)
Date: 1932
Nature: Alts. & adds. Builder: J. & W. Stewart, Hanover St.
Refs: IB 74, 30 Jan 1932, 114

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, TEMPLE LANE SOUTH, NO. 9 (STIRLING, COCKLE & ASHLEY)
Date: 1932
Nature: Alterations, for Mssrs. Stirling, Cockle & Ashley. Builder: Thomas Murphy, 149 Thomas St.
Refs: IB 74, 3 Dec 1932, 1092

Building: CO. DUBLIN, RATHFARNHAM, SHOPS & DWELLINGS (003)
Date: 1932
Nature: 3 shops with dwellings above (2-storey buildngs). For Rathfarnham Public Utility Society.
Refs: IB 74, 30 Jan 1932, 115

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, SHREWSBURY ROAD, NO. 022 (RUNNYMEDE)
Date: ?
Nature: Brick & half-timbered house with distinguished Arts & Crafts interior designed by - Dunlop (i.e. Charles John Dunlop?)
Refs: Jeremy Williams, Architecture in Ireland 1837-1921 (1994), 170