Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Builder and contractor, of Dublin, active from the 1840s until the 1850s in partnership with EDWARD BARKER. I EDWARD BARKER. I nitially Edward and James Barker are described as 'carpenters and builders, looking glass and picture frame makers', but later they seemed to have concentrated entirely on the building side of the business. An advertisement which they placed in the first number of the Dublin Builder in January 1859 describes them as 'Contractors to the War Department , and Ecclesiastical Commissioners'. By 1863 their business had been taken over by EDWARD OLIVER BARKER.  EDWARD OLIVER BARKER.

J. & E. Barker of 32 Upper Abbey Street exhibited exhibited their design for a roof for the small tower of the new church at Lisnaskea, Co. Fermanagh, 'with weather vane and lightning conductor on a new plan' at the Dublin Great Industrial Exhibition of 1853.(1)

Addresses: 31 Upper Abbey Street, 1844; 32 Upper Abbey Street, <=1847->=1858.



References

All information in this entry nototherwise attributed is from Pettigrew & Oulton's, Post Office and Thom's directories.

(1) No. 535.


6 work entries listed in chronological order for BARKER, JAMES [2]*


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Building: CO. MEATH, CLONARD, GLEBE HOUSE
Date:
Nature: JB carries out 'extensive' works at same.
Refs: DB 6, 15 Feb 1864, 26

Building: CO. FERMANAGH, LISNASKEA, CHURCH OF THE HOLY TRINITY (CI)
Date: 1852-53
Nature: J. & E. Barker exhibit design for roof for small tower, 'with weather vane and lightning conductor on a new plan' at Dublin Great Industrial Exhibition 1853.
Refs: Official Catalogue of the Great Industrial Exhibition 1853 (4th edn.), 57 (no. 535). Church designed by J. Welland.

Building: CO. DUBLIN, BALBRIGGAN, CHURCH OF ST GEORGE (CI)
Date: 1861-63
Nature: Builds gallery to designs by Welland & Gillespie.
Refs: DB 5, 15 Feb 1863, 33

Building: CO. MEATH, CLONARD, CHURCH (CI)
Date: 1864
Nature: Works at church ('similar' to those at Rathcore, where chancel, vestry and two new Gothic windows were added).
Refs: DB 6, 15 Feb 1864, 26

Building: CO. MEATH, RATHCORE, CHURCH OF ST ULTAN (CI)
Date: 1864
Nature: 2 new windows, vestry, chancel, w porch and bellcote over W gable.
Refs: Unsigned drawing(s), dated 1864, for W porch and bellcote in RCB Library, portfolio 23; DB 6, 15 Feb 1864; Christine Casey & Alistair Rowan, The Buildings of Ireland: North Leinster (1993), 459.

Building: CO. WICKLOW, ARKLOW, CHURCH (CI, OLD)
Date: 1864
Nature: Repewing, repairs, decoration. Contractors: J. & E. Barker, Dublin, and Joseph Digges, Lincoln Place, Dublin (furnishings)
Refs: DB 6, 15 Feb,1 Mar 1864, 26, 39