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Amateur architect?. John Cromie designed the Erasmus Smith School at Agherton, Co. Derry, in 1812.(1) The Cromies were the principal proprietors of the parish, and John Cromie is presumably the same person as - or the father of - John Cromie of Cromore, Portstewart, who developed Portstewart as a marine resort during the 1820s.(2)
(1) Estimate and letter from architect among Erasmus Smith Schools drawings at the High School, Rathgar, Dublin.
(2) Angélique Day & Patrick McWilliams, Ordnance Survey Memoirs of Ireland Vol. 33, 3.
1 work entries listed in chronological order for CROMIE, JOHN
|Building:||CO. DERRY, AGHERTON, ERASMUS SMITH SCHOOL|
|Nature:||'In the townland of North Ballyleese, on the side of a by-road through the parish, stands a good school-house, 2-storeys in eheight, built from Erasmus Smith's fund. It was erected in 1813 and cost 300 pound.' (OS Memoir)|
|Refs:||Estimate and letter from architect among Erasmus Smith Schools drawings at the High School, Rathgar, Dublin; Angélique Day & Patrick McWilliams, Ordnance Survey Memoirs of Ireland, Vol. 33, 7 .|