Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Builder and architect of Limavady, Co. Derry. George Given, a son of a Robert Given (probably ROBERT GIVEN ROBERT GIVEN , q.v.) and his wife Martha (née McFeeters) was born in Limavady in 1813.(1) He is apparently the same person as the George Given who, according to Curl, was 'well established as a local Architect in the 1840s';(2) this George Given was probably the 'Mr Given' who was architect of improvements to St Mary's RC church at Limavady in 1846(3) and designed St Finlough's RC church at Oghill, Ballykelly, in 1848-50.(4)

Given was also a building contractor and is listed as such with an address in Main Street, Limavady, in the the Derry Almanac for the years 1868-80. He was the contractor for the chapel-of-ease at Myroe, Co. Derry, in 1863-4,(5) and for additions to the church of Camus-juxta-Bann, Co. Derry, designed by Welland & Gillespie, in 1867.(6) He died on 1 October 1883.(7)

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(1) www.familysearch.org.
(2) James Stevens Curl, The Londonderry Plantation, 1609-1914 (1986), 271.
(2) Signed contract drawings in RCB 10.
(3) W.D. Girvan, Historic Buildings in North Derry (UAHS, 1975), 18.
(4) Curl, loc. cit.
(5) Signed contract drawings in RCB Library, Portfolio 10A.
(6) See note 5, above.
(7) See note 1, above.


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Building: CO. DERRY, LIMAVADY, CHURCH OF ST MARY (RC)
Date: 1846a
Nature: Repairs and improvements.
Refs: Slater's Directory (1846); Alistair Rowan, The Buildings of Ireland: North West Ulster (1979), 351; J. Stevens Curl, The Londonderry Plantation 1609-1914 (Chichester, 1986), 271

Building: CO. DERRY, BALLYKELLY, CHURCH OF ST FINLOUGH (RC)
Date: 1849
Nature: Designed by 'Mr Given, architect'.
Refs: J. Stevens Curl, The Londonderry Plantation 1609-1914 (Chichester, 1986), 271,275(illus.)