Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Engineer, of Tralee, Co. Kerry. George Hickson was the fourth son of Robert Conway Hickson of Fermoyle, Co. Kerry, High Sheriff of Kerry in 1855, by his second wife, Jane, daughter of Captain Paterson O'Hara. He was born on 21 November 1854 and succeeded to the family estates in 1879 on the death of his brother Paterson O'Hara Hickson. After graduating BAI from Trinity College, Dublin, in 1878, Hickson served his pupilage under JAMES BARTON  JAMES BARTON of Dundalk, for whom he then worked as an assistant until 1883. In 1884 he set up his own office in Tralee and established a large engineering and architectural practice, working chiefly in Cos. Kerry and Cork. He was engineer to Tralee Urban District Council by 1904,(1) the year in which he was also appointed surveyor to Killarney Urban District Council.(2) He was also engineer to the Tralee & Fenit Harbour Commissioners and to the Tralee and Dingle Light Railway, having been responsible, with JOHN HENRY RYAN JOHN HENRY RYAN , for its design and construction. Hickson suffered poor health for some time before his death on 25 February 1921. He had married on 26 January 1884 Lena, youngest daughter of Mahony Harte, of Rockfield, Co. Kerry, by whom he had two sons. His pupils and assistants included LUCIUS JOHN BOYD. LUCIUS JOHN BOYD.

ICEI: elected member, 3 December 1902.(3)

Addresses: Work: 25 Denny Street, Tralee, <=1902->=1920.(4)
Home: Ballyegan, Co. Kerry, 1911;  Woodville, Castleisland, Co. Kerry.

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References

All information in this entry not otherwise accounted for is from Burke's Landed Gentry of Ireland (1904), 265-6, and from the obituaries of Hickson in IB 63, 12 Mar 1921, 178, and TICEI 47 (1920-21), 77.

(1) IB 46, 9 Apr 1904, 230.
(2) IB 46, 13 Aug 1904, 529; for his report on the water supply to the town, see IB 46, 10 Sep 1904, 577.
(3) TICEI 30 (1902-1903), 9.
(4) IB 47, 8 Apr 1905, 249, and TICEI lists of members.


25 work entries listed in chronological order for HICKSON, GEORGE ARCHIBALD ERSKINE


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Building: CO. TIPPERARY, ROSCREA, WATER SUPPLY
Date: 1895
Nature: Plans approved for new waterworks, 1895. With J.H. Ryan. Contractor: James Maher. Cost £5,267.
Refs: IB 37, 1 Sep 1895, 215

Building: CO. KERRY, CAHIRCIVEEN, WATER SUPPLY
Date: 1899
Nature: -
Refs: IB 41, 1 Oct 1899, 142

Building: CO. KERRY, CASTLEISLAND, HOUSE, SHOP & PREMISES
Date: 1902
Nature: -
Refs: IB 43, 27 Mar 1902, 1088

Building: CO. KERRY, TRALEE, SEWERAGE
Date: 1903
Nature: Proposed sewerage works, Brogue Lane, for Tralee UDC.
Refs: IB 45, 5 Nov 1903, 2082

Building: CO. KERRY, TRALEE, WATERWORKS
Date: 1903-04
Nature: Proposed extension and improvement for Tralee UDC.
Refs: IB 45, 5 Nov 1903, 2082; 46, 9 Apr 1904, 230

Building: CO. CORK, FERMOY, WATER SUPPLY
Date: 1904;1909
Nature: Extension, 1904; repairs, 1909.
Refs: IB 46, 9 Apr 1904, 222; 51, 26 Jun 1909, 414

Building: CO. KERRY, TRALEE, COUNTY HALL (OLD)
Date: 1905
Nature: Design of R.M.Butler and G.A.E. Hickson wins competition but not adopted
Refs: IB 47, 22 Apr, 15 Jul,7 Oct 1905, 257,278,493,700,705(illus.); 48, 1 Dec 1906, 970; RHA 1906, no. 300; Irish International Exhibition, Dublin, 1907, no. 378

Building: CO. CORK, KANTURK, WATERWORKS
Date: 1905
Nature: -
Refs: IB 47, 8,22 Apr 1905, 249,285

Building: CO. KERRY, TRALEE, COUNTY HALL (OLD)
Date: 1905
Nature: Design by Hickson and R.M. Butler placed first in competition assessed by G.C. Ashlin, but Co. Council decide to adopt plans of J.P. Wrenn (placed 3rd by Ashlin)
Refs: IB 47, 22 Apr,6,20 May,15 Jul,7 Oct 1905,257, 278,293,?,314,493,700,705(illus.)

Building: CO. CORK, KANTURK, WATERWORKS
Date: 1905-6
Nature: For Kanturk RDC. GH's design won prize of £20. Started July 1905. Cost about £5,000. Largest installation in Ireland. Resident engineer: T.J. O'Mara. Contractor: Jeremiah Fitzpatrick.
Refs: IB 47, 8,22 Apt 1905, 249,285; 48, 24 Mar 1906, 230

Building: CO. KERRY, KILLARNEY, MOYEIGHTRAGH, HOUSES (016)
Date: 1908
Nature: For Killarney UDC. With roadways, footpaths, sewerage &c.
Refs: IB 50, 11 Jan 1908, 21

Building: CO. KERRY, FENIT, VIADUCT
Date: 1909
Nature: New timber viaduct and approaches in connection with pier, for Tralee & Fenit Harbour Commissioners..
Refs: IB 50, 7 Mar 1908, 141; 51, 15 May 1909, 319; B 96, 8 May 1909, 567

Building: CO. CORK, MACROOM, WATER SUPPLY
Date: 1909-1910
Nature: Improvements.
Refs: IB 51, 2 Oct 1909, 637; 52, 11 Jun 1910, 390

Building: CO. KERRY, KILLARNEY, SUNNY HILL UPPER, HOUSES
Date: 1912
Nature: Plans for cottages approved by Killarney UDC.
Refs: Irish Architect and Building Trades Journal 4, 30 Nov 1912, 1204

Building: CO. KERRY, KILGARVAN, WATER SCHEME
Date: 1912
Nature: GH appointed engineer to same.
Refs: IB 54, 21 Dec 1912, 734

Building: CO. KERRY, KILLARNEY, HOUSES
Date: 1912
Nature: Artisans' dwellings, for Killarney UDC.
Refs: IB 54, 25 May 1912, 320

Building: CO. KERRY, CAHIRCIVEEN, WATER SUPPLY
Date: 1912
Nature: Hickson's plans adopted.
Refs: IB 54, 16,30 Mar,25 May 1912, 169,205,328

Building: CO. KERRY, WATERVILLE, MEDICAL OFFICER'S RESIDENCE
Date: 1913
Nature: -
Refs: IB 55, 10 May 1913, 320

Building: CO. KERRY, KILLARNEY, HOUSES (034)
Date: 1914
Nature: 34 artisans' dwellings for Killarney UDC.
Refs: IB 54, 7 Dec 1912, 700

Building: CO. KERRY, KILLARNEY, HOUSES (032)
Date: 1914
Nature: 14 1-storey and 18 2-storey cottages for Killarney UDC.
Refs: IB 56, 11 Apr 1914, 230

Building: CO. KERRY, KILLARNEY, MOYEIGHTRAGH, HOUSES
Date: 1914
Nature: 14 1-storey houses, for Killarney UDC.
Refs: IB 56, 21 Nov 1914, 646

Building: CO. KERRY, KILLARNEY, HOUSES
Date: 1915
Nature: Cottages, for Killarney UDC.
Refs: IB 57, 30 Jan 1915, 57

Building: CO. KERRY, KENMARE, RECTORY
Date: 1916
Nature: New rectory for Rev. R.P. Rowan.
Refs: IB 58, 1 Jan 1916, 14; B 110, 7 Jan 1916, 38

Building: CO. KERRY, KILLARNEY, HOUSES (014)
Date: 1916
Nature: Cottages, for Killarney UDC. £3330.
Refs: IB 58, 22 Apr 1916, 187

Building: CO. KERRY, KILLARNEY, HOUSING SCHEME
Date: 1919-1920
Nature: For Killarney UDC.
Refs: IB 61, 27 Sep 1919, 437; 62, 10 Apr 1920, 229