Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

English architect, inventor of the Hansom cab and founder of The Builder, for whom see Directory of British Architects 1834-1914 (RIBA 2001), I, 834-5. Joseph Aloysius Hansom was the elder brother of CHARLES FRANCIS HANSOM CHARLES FRANCIS HANSOM , with whom he was in partnership when designed the convent and catholic church at Kenmare, Co. Kerry.(1)   With his son Joseph Stanislaus Hansom he designed the Catholic church at Newtownards, Co. Down (1875-77).(2) The architect DANIEL O'CONNELL DANIEL O'CONNELL , grandson of the Liberator, was his pupil in the 1850s.(3)



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(1) Letter from Daniel O'Connell in IB 54, 14 Sep 1912, 532.  According to O'Connell the church was completed by Charles Hansom after the dissolution of the partnership.
(2) See note 1, above, and B 35, 22 Dec 1877, 1283.
(3) See note 1, above;  see also DB 2, 1 Jul 1860, 288.


3 work entries listed in chronological order for HANSOM, JOSEPH ALOYSIUS #


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Building: CO. KERRY, KENMARE, CHURCH OF THE HOLY CROSS (RC)
Date: 1859a
Nature: New cruciform church designed while JAH was in partnership with his younger brother, Charles Francis Hansom. For Archdeacon John O'Sullivan.   Completed by C.F. Hansomafter dissolution of partnership in 1859.
Refs: Letter from Daniel O'Connell in IB 54, 14 Sep 1912.

Building: CO. KERRY, KENMARE, CONVENT OF THE HOLY CROSS
Date: 1859a?
Nature: Convent & schools in mixture of Gothic and Elizabethan styles said to have been designed while JAH was in partnership with Charles Frances Hansom but completed by latter after dissolution of partnership in 1859.  Bath stone. For Archdeacon John O'Sullivan. Builder: Denis W. Murphy, Bantry.
Refs: IB 54, 14 Sep 1912.

Building: CO. DOWN, NEWTOWNARDS, CHURCH (RC)
Date: 1875-77
Nature: New church, built at expense of Lady Londonderry. Archt: Joseph A. Hansom & Son'. Clerk of works: Thomas Stokes. Builder: Robert Corry.
Refs: IB 17, 1 Jan 1875, 9; 54, 14 Sep 1912, 532; B 35, 22 Dec 1877, 1283