Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

English architect, for whom see Directory of British Architects 1834-1914 (RIBA 2001), 373-4. In Ireland Christopher designed Dunboy Castle, Co. Cork, for H. Lavallin Puxley in 1866.(1)



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(1) Signed drawings, dated February 1866, in IAA (Acc. 95/149); see also Jeremy Williams, 'Dunboy Castle', Architectural Review, Aug 1974, 121-124.


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Building: CO. CORK, DUNBOY CASTLE (CASTLETOWN)
Date: 1866-67
Nature: New house (or exisiting house reroofed, cased, refitted and extended) in 'mixed gothic' style. Close to old castle of Dunboy. Built of Ballyknockan (co. Wicklow) granite with dressings of Ballintemple (Co. Cork) limestone. Contract signed 5 Jul 1866; almost finished in Oct 1867. Designed by J.T. Christopher; executant architect E.H. Carson. Contractor: T. & G. Cockburn, Dublin. Old castle also reroofed, cased and refitted internally. Total cost of works £36,827. (Burnt in 1921.)
Refs: Signed drawings, dated February 1866, in IAA (Acc. 95/149; see handlist); IB 13, 1 Mar 1871, 65; JRSAI 51 (1921), 112; Mark Bence-Jones, Burke’s Guide to Country Houses. Volume I, Ireland. (London, 1978), 114(illus.); see also Jeremy Williams, 'Dunboy Castle', Architectural Review, Aug 1974, 121-124.