Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Architectural sculptors, of 177 and 178 Great Brunswick Street, Dublin. The architectural sculptor CHARLES WILLIAM HARRISON  CHARLES WILLIAM HARRISON took at least two of his several sons into partnership circa 1889,(1) after which the business became known as as C.W. Harrison & Sons. The business continued under the same name after Charles William Harrison's death in 1903 and survived until 1972. One of the sons who was taken into partnership was CHARLES LLOYD HARRISON.& CHARLES LLOYD HARRISON.& #160; Three younger sons, LOUIS FREDERICK HARRISON LOUIS FREDERICK HARRISON ,(2)  Arthur Thomas Harrison and GILBERT DUDLEY HARRISON  GILBERT DUDLEY HARRISON were all sculptors.

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References

For further details and sources, see Mapping the Practice and Profession of Sculpture in Britain and Ireland, http://sculpture.gla.ac.uk/view/organization.php?id=msib3_1206531738 (last visted, Jan 2016).


(1) The firm is referred to as Harrison & Sons in IB 31, 15 Apr 1889, 111.
(2) L.F. Harrison is named in IB 37, 1 May 1895, 112, as the sculptor of a marble memorial cross to the De Burgh family in Maudlin's Graveyard near Naas, Co. Kildare.


38 work entries listed in chronological order for HARRISON, C.W., & SONS *


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Building: CO. CORK, SKIBBEREEN, CHURCH (CI, ABBEYSTREWRY PARISH)
Date: 1889
Nature: Carved stone pulpit.
Refs: IB 31, 15 Apr 1889, 111; Architect 41, 19 Apr 1889, suppl. p.8

Building: CO. OFFALY, BANAGHER, CHURCH (CI, RYNAGH PARISH)
Date: 1892
Nature: Handsome pulpit & prayer desk recently erected. Pulpit in Caen stone and coloured marbles.
Refs: IB 34, 1 Mar 1892, 55

Building: CO. CLARE, CLONLARA, CHURCH (CI, KILTINANLEA PARISH)
Date: 1892
Nature: Memorial window to Lady Dillon Massy in Bath & Portland stone by Mssrs. Harrison, Gt. Brunswick St.
Refs: IB 34, 1 Oct 1892, 211

Building: CO. ROSCOMMON, ROSCOMMON, CHURCH (CI)
Date: 1893
Nature: Handsome prayer desk in memory of Rev. Martin Bradshaw.
Refs: IB 35, 1 Apr 1893, 86

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, ARRAN STREET EAST (& MARY'S LANE), FISH & VEGETABLE MARKETS
Date: 1894a
Nature: City Arms over principal entrance.
Refs: IB 36, 1 Apr 1894, 81(illus.)

Building: CO. GALWAY, GALWAY?
Date: 1895
Nature: Monument to Eleanor, wife of Henry Sadleir Persse, of Glenarde, Co. Galway, ereceted in private cemetery in Galway?
Refs: IB 37, 15 Jul 1895, 172(illus.)

Building: CO. CORK, COBH, CATHEDRAL OF ST COLMAN (RC)
Date: 1898
Nature: Sculpture on tympanum of W door.
Refs: Ann Wilson, 'The building of St Colman's Cathedral, Cobh', Irish Architectural and Decorative Studies 7 (2004), 244(illus.),259(illus.);  Ann Wison, 'The Gothic Revival in Ireland:  St Colman's Cathedral, Cobh (1868-1916)', Antiphon: A Journal for Liturgical Renewal 11.2 (2007), 36(illus.).

Building: CO. CAVAN, MOUNT NUGENT, CHURCH OF ST BRIDE (CI)
Date: 1898p;1904p
Nature: Monuments to William Evans(d.1898) and Georgina Evans (d.1904).
Refs: Kevin V. Mulligan, The Buildings of Ireland: South Ulster (2013), 487.

Building: CO. CAVAN, BALLYMACHUGH, CHURCHOF ST PAUL (CI)
Date: 1907p;1910p
Nature: Monuments to Lady Florence Farnham (d.1907) and CharlotteMaxwell (d. 1910).
Refs: Kevin V. Mulligan, The Buildings of Ireland: South Ulster (2013), 173.

Building: CO. MAYO, KILMOVEE, CHURCH OF THE IMMACULATE CONCEPTION (RC)
Date: 1915
Nature: High altar, 2 side altars & mosaic floor carried out by CWH & Sons to design of W.H.Byrne.
Refs: IAA, W.H. Byrne & Son drawings collection, Acc. 2006/142

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, MERRION STREET UPPER, ROYAL COLLEGE OF SCIENCE
Date: 1917
Nature: 2 colossal Portland stone figures and carved drops to the windows on front of same.
Refs: IB 59, 7 Jul 1917, 348;  Christine Casey, The Buildings of Ireland: Dublin (2005), 560.

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, O'CONNELL STREET LOWER, NO. 028 (BANK OF IRELAND)
Date: 1919-1921
Nature: Carving on new premises by C.W. Harrison & Sons
Refs: Advertisements in AAI Green Book (1928), 22, & AAI Green Book (1930), 9, both illustrated with same photograph of entrance front

Building: CO. WICKLOW, BRAY, QUINSBOROUGH ROAD, WAR MEMORIAL
Date: 1919-23
Nature: Carried out to design by T.M. Deane. Unveiled 1923.
Refs: Inscription on memorial; Wicklow Newsletter, 22 Mar 1919, 22 Dec 1923; IB 62, 27 Mar 1920, 181.

Building: CO. WICKLOW, CALARY, CHURCH (CI)
Date: 1924
Nature: New pulpit and reading desk of Connemara green, Cork red, Kilkenny black and Sicilian white marbles.
Refs: Wicklow Newsletter, 15 Nov 1924.

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, O'CONNELL STREET LOWER, NO. 021-27 (CLERY & CO.)
Date: 1925
Nature: Carving on new enlarged premises by C.W. Harrison & Sons. .
Refs: Advertisement in AAI Green Book (1928), 22

Building: CO. DUBLIN, LUSK, CHURCH OF ST MACCULLINS (RC)
Date: 1925ca
Nature: Carving of altars by C.W. Harrison & Sons. Cost: £19,000.
Refs: Advertisements in AAI Green Book (1928), 22, & AAI Green Book (1930), 9

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, O'CONNELL STREET UPPER, NO. 020-22 (GRESHAM HOTEL)
Date: 1926-1929
Nature: Rebuilding. Carving by C.W. Harrison & Sons.
Refs: Advertisements in AAI Green Book (1928), 22, & AAI Green Book (1930), 9

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, LORD EDWARD STREET, CHILD WELFARE CENTRE
Date: 1926-27
Nature: Carving by C.W. Harrison & Sons.
Refs: Advertisement in AAI Green Book (1928), 22

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, ABBEY STREET LOWER, NO. 035-37 (WYNN'S HOTEL)
Date: 1926a
Nature: Carving on new hotel by C.W. Harrison & Sons.
Refs: Advertisements in AAI Green Book (1928), 22, & 1929-30, 9

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, DAME STREET, NO. 007-10 (MUNSTER & LEINSTER BANK)
Date: 1927-28
Nature: Enlargement. Stone carving & marble works by C.W. Harrison & Sons..
Refs: Advertisement in AAI Green Book (1928), 22 & 1929-30

Building: CO. DUBLIN, STILLORGAN ROAD (BOOTERSTOWN), ST HELEN'S
Date: 1927a
Nature: Altar, carved by CWH & Sons to designs by Robinson & Keefe. For Christian Brothers.
Refs: Advertisements in AAI Green Book (1928), 22, and 1929-30, 9.

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, O'CONNELL STREET LOWER, NO. 012-13 (HIBERNIAN BANK)
Date: 1927a
Nature: Carving on front of rebuilt bank by C.W. Harrison & Sons.
Refs: Advertisement in AAI Green Book (1928), 22;  Christine Casey, The Buildings of Ireland: Dublin (2005), 217. 

Building: CO. WICKLOW, BRAY, VEVAY ROAD, LORETO CONVENT
Date: 1929;1931-1932;
Nature: Marble floor and shrine by C.W. Harrison & Sons.
Refs: Advertisement in IAA Green Book 1929-30, 9

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, O'CONNELL STREET UPPER, NO. 019 (SAVOY CINEMA)
Date: 1929a
Nature: New cinema, for Associated British Cinemas Ltd. Marble work for new cinema by C.W. Harrison & Sons.
Refs: Advertisement in AAI Green Book (1930), 9

Building: CO. MAYO, ACHILL SOUND, CHURCH (RC)
Date: 1930
Nature: High altar, designed by W.H. Byrne & Sons.
Refs: IAA, W.H. Byrne & Son drawings collection, Acc. 2006/142

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, MERCHANT'S QUAY, ADAM & EVE'S CHURCH (RC, FRANCISCAN)
Date: 1936a
Nature: Marble pulpit executed by CWH & Sons. Architects: Robinson & Keefe.
Refs: List of works 'in hands, or recently executed' in advertisement in JRIAI (1936), 69.

Building: CO. LIMERICK, LIMERICK, HENRY STREET UPPER, MOUNT ST ALPHONSUS REDEMPTORIST MONASTERY
Date: 1936a
Nature: High altar carved by C.W. Harrison & Sons.  Architects: Ashlin & Coleman.
Refs: List of works 'in hands, or recently executed' in advertisement in JRIAI (1936), 69.

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, RATHGAR ROAD, CHURCH OF THE THREE PATRONS (RC)
Date: 1936a
Nature: Two marble shrines carved by C.W. Harrison & Sons. Architects: Aslin & Coleman.
Refs: List of works 'in hands, or recently executed' in advertisement in JRIAI (1936), 69.

Building: CO. GALWAY, CREAGH (BALLINASLOE), CHURCH (RC)
Date: 1936a
Nature: Marble altar and rail carved by C.W. Harrison & Sons. Architect: Ralph Henry Byrne.
Refs: List of works 'in hands, or recently executed' in advertisement in JRIAI (1936), 69.

Building: CO. WESTMEATH, MULLINGAR, CATHEDRAL OF CHRIST THE KING (RC)
Date: 1936a
Nature: Marble bases and caps to columns, marble skirtings, &c.  Architect: Ralph Henry Byrne.
Refs: List of work 'in hands, or recently executed' in advertisement in JRIAI (1936), 69.

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, STILLORGAN ROAD (DONNYBROOK), CHURCH OF THE SACRED HEART (RC)
Date: 1936a
Nature: Marble columns and bases, carved stone caps, &c.  Architect: Ralph Henry Byrne.
Refs: List of works 'in hands, or recently executed' in advertisement in JRIAI (1936), 69.

Building: CO. WEXFORD, NEW ROSS, CONVENT OF THE GOOD SHEPHERD
Date: 1936a
Nature: Alabaster cluster columns, marble bases and steps executed by CWH & Sons. Architect:  Ralph Henry Byrne.
Refs: List of works 'in hands, or recently executed' in advertisement in JRIAI (1936), 69.

Building: CO. TIPPERARY, NEWPORT, CHURCH OF THE HOLY REDEEMER (RC)
Date: 1936a
Nature: Marble high altar and rail executed by CWH & Sons Architect: Ralph Henry Byrne.
Refs: List of works 'in hands, or recently executed' in advertisement in JRIAI (1936), 69.

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, MOREHAMPTON ROAD (DONNYBROOK), GAYFIELD, ST MARY'S DISCALCED CARMELITE HOUSE OF STUDIES
Date: 1936a
Nature: Altar rail and marble floor executed by CWH & Sons. Architect: O'Callaghan & Giron.
Refs: List of works 'in hands, or recently executed' in advertisement in JRIAI (1936), 69.

Building: CO. OFFALY, BIRR, CHURCH OF ST BRENDAN (RC)
Date: 1936a
Nature: Decorative stone work by CWH & Sons. Architect: Frank Gibney.
Refs: List of works 'in hands, or recently executed' in advertisement in JRIAI (1936), 69.

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, CAMDEN STREET LOWER, NO. 086 (THEATRE DE LUXE)
Date: 1936a
Nature: Marble wall panelling, stairs, &c. executed by CWH & Sons. Architects: Jones & Kelly.
Refs: List of works 'in hands, or recently executed' in advertisement in JRIAI (1936), 69.

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, ST STEPHEN'S GREEN, GREEN CINEMA
Date: 1936a
Nature: Marble & stone work executed by CWH & Sons. Architects: Jones & Kelly.
Refs: List of works 'in hands, or recently executed' in advertisement in JRIAI (1936), 69.

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, HAWKINS STREET, THEATRE ROYAL
Date: 1936a
Nature: Marble stairs executed by CWH & Sons. Architects: Leslie C. Norton and Scott & Good.
Refs: List of works 'in hands, or recently executed' in advertisement in JRIAI (1936), 69.