Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Architect, of Armagh, Drogheda and Dublin. Francis Johnston was born in Armagh in 1760, the second son by the first marriage of WILLIAM JOHNSTON[1] WILLIAM JOHNSTON[1] , architect and builder in Armagh, and younger brother of RICHARD JOHNSTON[1]. RICHARD JOHNSTON[1]. (1) The Johnstons, originally from Scotland, settled in Armagh in the seventeenth century, and Francis Johnston's great-grandfather, another William, was present at the siege of Derry.(2) Francis Johnston probably attended the Royal School in Armagh, which was under the patronage of Richard Robinson, Archbishop of Armagh. In 1778 the Archbishop sent Johnston to Dublin to become a pupil of his architect THOMAS COOLEY THOMAS COOLEY . Johnston remained with Cooley until 1782, when he entered the office of SAMUEL SPROULE SAMUEL SPROULE , who appears to have been a relation. After the death of Cooley early in 1784, Johnston was appointed his successor as architect to Archbishop Robinson's building projects in Armagh. He also carried out works for the archbishop on his estates at Dunleer in Co. Louth, and was involved in the design of Rokeby Hall, the archbishop's new house at Dunleer. During the ten years between 1784 and 1794 Johnston appears to have lived in - or near(3) - Drogheda, where he was responsible for a number of buildings. He received the Freedom of Drogheda on 8 October 1787.(4) Following the Archbishop's death in October 1794, Johnston moved to Dublin,(5) though much of his work was still in north Leinster. This included the commission from Blayney Townsend Balfour to design Townley Hall, near Drogheda, generally considered to be Johnston's masterpiece.(6) In March and April 1796 he made a tour of England and Wales, which he recorded in a diary.(7)

By the early years of the new century, Johnston was well established in Dublin. He won two important competitions: for the new church of St George in Hardwicke Place in 1801 and for the conversion of the Irish Parliament House into the Bank of Ireland in 1803. He was officially appointed architect to the Bank of Ireland on 30 May 1803(8) and the following year he was allowed an assistant.(9) He continued to be paid by the bank until 1825 or 1826.(10) In 1805 he was appointed architect to the Board of Works in succession to ROBERT WOODGATE ROBERT WOODGATE . His work for the Board, though often very minor, included the Chapel Royal at Dublin Castle, 1807-14, and the General Post Office, 1814-18.(11) JAMES SHIEL  JAMES SHIEL may have been a clerk in his office during the earlier part of this period. In 1822 his cousin WILLIAM MURRAY  WILLIAM MURRAY was appointed his assistant;(12) the following year he was said to be ill with a rheumatic complaint.(13) He retired on half pay in 1826(14) and was replaced by Murray on 14 February 1827.(13) As architect to the Commissioners for the Erection of Lunatic Asylums, it was with Murray that he designed the general plan for the new asylums which were erected during the 1820s in Belfast, Carlow, Armagh and Derry.

By the end of his career Johnston was a wealthy man. He formed a collection of paintings, sculpture, books, objets d'art and curiosities, which became well-known and was much visited.(15) He was generous in his benefactions, which included the gift of a peal of eight bells to St George's Church.(16) He was one of the fourteen founder members of the the Royal Hibernian Academy, incorporated in 1821, and succeeded William Ashford as president in 1824. At his own expense he designed and built the Academy's premises in Abbey Street, which he leased to the Academy in perpetuity for a nominal rent. The building was destroyed by fire in 1916; only the upper storeys of the façade survive (2008).

Johnston died on 14 March 1829 and was buried in the burial ground of St George's Church in Whitworth Road, Drumcondra, in a simple grave which he is said to have designed himself. He has been described as delicate in constitution, lame, and retiring in manner.(17) He had married in 1790 Anne, a daughter of Robert Barnes, a prosperous and well-connected Armagh man, from whom she inherited property in Dublin.(18) There were no children of the marriage. The year after her husband's death, Anne Johnston paid for the addition of a sculpture gallery to the Royal Hibernian Academy's premises. She survived her husband until 1841.  FITZGIBBON LOUCH FITZGIBBON LOUCH , whose family was friendly with the Johnstons, remembered accompanying his grandmother as a child to the 'splendid mansion' of the widowed Mrs Johnston, where 'each room was fitted as a  museum' and there was 'a peal of Joy bells in the tower at the end of a large garden at the river - which was the stable offices'.(19)

Johnston's movable property has been dispersed in various sales, the first being held in Dublin 24 March-5 April 1845.(20) Other Johnston property was sold at Kilmore, Co. Armagh, the seat of George Hamilton Johnston, a collateral descendant, in June 1920,(21) and later by his son, Richard Graves Johnston. A list of Johnston's library is in the Royal Irish Academy. A bust of Johnston by EDWARD SMYTH  EDWARD SMYTH and JOHN SMYTH  JOHN SMYTH is in the Ulster Museum;(22) a plaster cast of this bust was presented to the RIAI by ALBERT EDWARD MURRAY  ALBERT EDWARD MURRAY in 1924. The portrait by Thomas Clement Thompson which was engraved by H. Meyer in 1823 is also in the Ulster Museum, as is a group portrait of Johnston, his wife and two nephews by Martin Cregan.(23) The portraits of Johnston and his wife by Cregan which were in the Royal Hibernian Academy were destroyed in the fire of 1916.(24) According to the DNB, Johnston was also drawn or painted by the miniaturist, William Comerford.

Johnston subscribed for sixteen copies of William Stitt's The Practical Architect's Ready Assistant; or Builder's Complete Companion (Dublin, 1819), which was dedicated to him by Stitt as the person 'who first inculcated to my young mind, the early and salutary lesson of improvement in my profession'.

In addition to William Murray, Johnston's pupils and assistants included FREDERICK DARLEY [2]  FREDERICK DARLEY [2] and JOHN WILLIAMSON [1] JOHN WILLIAMSON [1] ..

The Irish Architectural Archive holds a large body of Johnston's architectural drawings in the Murray Collection (Acc.92/46) as well as two plans of Glanmore Castle, 1803,(Acc.88/90) and a design for a portico at Ballycurry, 1810 (Acc. 78/36.B2). It also owns Johnston's copy of Placido Columbani's New Book of Ornaments (1775) , which appears in the 1843 sale catalogue (Acc. 77/6.1).(26)

Addresses :(27)  Work: Lower Castle Yard, 1820-1827.

Home: 6 Eccles Street, 1795-1807; 34 Eccles Street, 1808-20; 48 Eccles Street, 1821-23; 55 Eccles Street, 1824-27.

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References

Information in this entry not otherwise accounted for is from Johnston's own account of his life and works in a letter to J.N. Brewer, 29 Feb 1820, published in BIGS 7, no. 1 (Jan-Mar 1963), from the memoir of Johnston by William Murray, published in IB 58, 8 Apr 1916, 171, and from B. Goslin, 'A history and …catalogue of the Murray Collection' (MA thesis, 1990; copy in IAA), 4-10. The other principal accounts of Johnston's life and works are in APSD , J, 18, Oxford DNB, P. Henchy, 'Francis Johnston, Architect, 1760-1829', Dublin Historical Record 11, no. 1 (Dec 1949-Feb 1950), 1-16, and E.McParland, 'Francis Johnston, Architect, 1760-1829', BIGS 12, nos. 3 & 4 (Jul-Dec 1969), 61-139.


(1) Genealogical information about the Johnston family was supplied by Johnston's collateral descendant, the late Ms. Caroline Treffgarne.
(2) Henchy, op. cit. 1; it was Johnston who prevented the tapestries depicting the Battle of the Boyne and Siege of Derry in the old House of Lords from being removed from the walls (Whitelaw, Warburton & Walsh, History of Dublin (1818), I, 533).
(3) His design for the Siena Convent, Drogheda, dated June 1892, bears the address of Rokeby Hall.
(4) Drogheda Corporation Book, 8 Oct 1787 (microfilm in NLI) (IAA, Edward McParland files, Acc. 2008/44).
(5) According to Murray's memoir Johnston moved to Dublin in 1793.
(6) Notes on Johnston's early career are in the correspondence of Nathaniel Johnston, Bordeaux, 1787-1799, in PRONI wine trade accounts. (information from Nicholas Sheaff).
(7) PRONI,T1732/8 (see PRONI e-catalogue, http://applications.proni.gov.uk/LL_DCAL_PRONI_ECATNI/ResultDetails.aspx , last visited, Nov 2011); for details of this tour see also Henchy, op. cit. above, 5-6
(8) Bank of Ireland minutes, 30 May 1803 (IAA, Edward McParland files, Acc. 2008/44).
(9) Bank of Ireland minutes, 14 Feb 1804 (IAA, Edward McParland files, Acc. 2008/44).
(10) Bank of Ireland minutes, Vol. 9 (IAA, Edward McParland files, Acc. 2008/44).
(11) Johnston's work for the Board of Works, is detailed in Board of Works letter and minute books; see also F. O'Dwyer, 'The Architecture of the Board of Public Works 1831-1923', Public Works (AAI, 1987), 10-11.
(12) NA/SPO CSORP1827/335 (IAA, Edward McParland files, Acc. 2008/44).
(13) NA/SPO CSORP 1823/6075 (IAA, Edward McParland files, Acc. 2008/44).
(14) NA/SPO CSORP 1829/9067 (IAA, Edward McParland files, Acc. 2008/44).
(15) Peter Pearson, The Deeps, Co. Wexford, has a printed entry ticket to the collection.
(16) Pettigrew & Oulton's Dublin Almanac (1847), 'Annals of Dublin', 1 Dec 1828.
(17) E. Catterson Smith, 'What Dublin owes to Francis Johnston', The Lady of the House, 15 Jan 1902, 3.
(18) Her sister married Johnston's elder brother Richard.
(19) 'Statement of the Louch family from their transplanting to Ireland in 17--' by Fitzgibbon Louch, Jun 1894 (copy in IAA).
(20) A copy of the sale catalogue of Johnston's 'Inimitable and Vast Assemblage of Paintings, Bronzes, China, Statuary, and Other Valuable Works of Art' is in the NLI  (photocopy in IAA).
(21) Building News 118, 25 Jun 1920, 490.
(22) John Smyth's bust of Mrs Johnston is in the same collection; see Paula Murphy, Nineteenth-Century Irish Sculpture:  Native Genius Reaffirmed  (Yale University Press:  New Haven & London, 2010), 49(illus.). 
(23) A portion of his architectural library was sold 1n 1843. (Sale catalogue in RIA, photocopy of handwritten transcript from same in IAA, Jones file J16, Part 2.).
(24) For these portraits, see Eileen Black, A Catalogue of the Permanent Collection: 3: Irish Oil Paintings 1572-c.1830 (Ulster Museum, 1991), 22-23,71.
(25) IB 58, 13 May 1916, 213; photograph of portrait of Johnston in IAA.
(26) The title page is inscribed  'Francis Johnson [sic] 1790'.
(27)   As given in Wilson's Dublin Directory. It is difficult to know how accurate the directory is or how often the street was renumbered. Johnston and his brother Andrew built Nos. 30-33 Eccles Street circa 1822 and sold off nos. 30 and 31, retaining nos. 32 and 33; is the 55 in the directories a misprint for 33? Johnston's own house later became 64 Eccles Street, see IB 45, 23 Apr 1903, 1703.


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Building: CO. LOUTH, CLONMORE, GLEBE HOUSE
Date: 1782
Nature: 2-storey gabled house, for Richard Robinson, Archbishop of Armagh.
Refs: Christine Casey & Alistair Rowan, The Buildings of Ireland: North Leinster (1993), 503

Building: CO. ARMAGH, ARMAGH, PALACE DEMESNE, OBELISK
Date: 1782-83
Nature: Erected on Knox's Hill for Richard Robinson, Archbishop of Armagh. Was FJ executant architect, for design by John Carr?
Refs: 'A letter from Francis Johnston', BIGS 6 (no. 1), Jan-Mar 1963, 1;  Kevin V. Mulligan, The Buildings of Ireland: South Ulster (2013), 136.

Building: CO. LOUTH, BARONSTOWN, CHURCH (CI)
Date: 1783
Nature: Standard Thomas Cooley design but probably carried out by Francis Johnston
Refs: Christine Casey & Alistair Rowan, The Buildings of Ireland: North Leinster (1993), 348

Building: CO. ARMAGH, ARMAGH, CATHEDRAL CLOSE, CATHEDRAL OF ST PATRICK (CI)
Date: 1784
Nature: Supervised erection of Cooley's tower which became unstable, and responsible for replacement. Also work on interior. For Richard Robinson, Archbishop of Armagh.
Refs: Design for ceilings, s. & d. June 1784, and for weathervane on top of spire, s. & d. July 1784, in IAA, Murray Collection, nos. 76,76a (see Murray Collection catalogue, pp. 60-61); 'A letter from Francis Johnston', BIGS 6 (no. 1), Jan-Mar 1963, 1;  Kevin V. Mulligan, The Buildings of Ireland: South Ulster (2013), 99-100.

Building: CO. ARMAGH, ARMAGH, CATHEDRAL CLOSE, CATHEDRAL OF ST PATRICK (CI)
Date: 1784
Nature: Supervised erection of Cooley's tower which became unstable, and responsible for replacement. Also work on interior. For Richard Robinson, Archbishop of Armagh.
Refs: Design for ceilings, s. & d. June 1784, and for weathervane on top of spire, s. & d. July 1784, in IAA, Murray Collection, nos. 76,76a (see Murray Collection catalogue, pp. 60-61); APSD, J, 18; 'A letter from Francis Johnston', BIGS 6 (no. 1), Jan-Mar 1963, 1

Building: CO. LOUTH, BALLYMAKENNY, CHURCH (CI)
Date: 1784ca
Nature: Design attr. to Thomas Cooley but building carried out by FJ. For Richard Robinson, Archbishop of Armagh.
Refs: Drawings in IAA, Murray Collection nos. 102-105; 'A letter from Francis Johnston', BIGS 6 (no. 1), Jan-Mar 1963, 1; E. McParland, 'Francis Johnston, Architect', BIGS 12 (nos. 3 & 4), Jul-Dec 1969, 70(illus.),74-75; Christine Casey & Alistair Rowan, The Buildings of Ireland: North Leinster (1993), 500; D. Griffin & S. Lincoln, Drawings from the Irish Architectural Archive (1993), 38(illus.)

Building: CO. ARMAGH, ARMAGH, PALACE DEMESNE, PRIMATE'S CHAPEL
Date: 1785
Nature: Completion of interior, for Richard Robinson, Archbishop of Armagh.
Refs: Drawing in IAA, Murray Collection, no. 3 (see Murray Collection catalogue, p. 42-3); 'A letter from Francis Johnston', BIGS 6 (no. 1), Jan-Mar 1963, 1; The Architecture of Ireland in Drawings and Paintings, (NGI, 1975), no. 34(illus.),35; R. McKinstry, R. Oram, R. Weatherup & P. Wilson, The Buildings of Armagh (UAHS, 1992), 171-173;  Kevin V. Mulligan, The Buildings of Ireland: South Ulster (2013), 135-6, Pl. 44.

Building: CO. LOUTH, DROGHEDA, PETER'S HILL, CHURCH OF ST PETER (CI)
Date: 1785ca
Nature: Spire.
Refs: E.McP files, citing Drogheda Corporation Book, 7 Oct 1785; 'A letter from Francis Johnston', BIGS 6 (no. 1), Jan-Mar 1963, 3; Christine Casey & Alistair Rowan, The Buildings of Ireland: North Leinster (1993), 238

Building: CO. LOUTH, ROKEBY HALL ESTATE (DUNLEER), FARM HOUSE
Date: 1786
Nature: Built according to FJ's design though position of entrance altered either at time of building or later. For Richard Robinson, Archbishop of Armagh (on Rokeby Hall estate).
Refs: Drawing, s. & d. 1786, in IAA, Murray Collection, no. 951 (see Murray Collection catalogue, p. 285; illus. in The Architecture of Ireland in Drawings and Paintings, (NGI, 1975), no. 16)

Building: CO. LOUTH, DUNDALK, CHURCH STREET, CHURCH OF ST NICHOLAS (CI)
Date: 1786
Nature: Spire. (Struck by lightning, 1932, and replaced with copper spire.)
Refs: 'A letter from Francis Johnston', BIGS 6 (no. 1), Jan-Mar 1963, 4; Christine Casey & Alistair Rowan, The Buildings of Ireland: North Leinster (1993), 262; E.McP files cite also H.G. Tempest, Notes on the Parish Church of St Nicholas;  illus. in Claude Costegalde & Brian Walker, The Church of Ireland: an illustrated history (2013), 125.

Building: CO. LOUTH, DROGHEDA, CORNMARKET
Date: 1787;1796
Nature: Designs prepared 1787. FS laid 8 Oct 1787? (but building delayed until 1796?)
Refs: Drogheda Corporation Book, 9 May,27 Jul 1796 (IAA, Edward McParland files, Acc.2008/44); 'A letter from Francis Johnston', BIGS 6 (no. 1), Jan-Mar 1963, 3; Christine Casey & Alistair Rowan, The Buildings of Ireland: North Leinster (1993),243; P.J. Geraghty, 'Urban improvement and the erection of municipal buildings in County Louth during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries', County Louth Archaeological and Historical Journal 25, no. 3, 307

Building: CO. ARMAGH, ARMAGH, OBSERVATORY
Date: 1788-89
Nature: New limestone building, inscr. 'The Heavens declare the Glory of God'. For Richard Robinson, Archbishop of Armagh.
Refs: James Stuart, Historical Memoirs of the City of Armagh (2nd edition, 1900), ?; 'A letter from Francis Johnston', BIGS 6 (no. 1), Jan-Mar 1963, 1; APSA, A, 98-99; R. McKinstry, R. Oram, R. Weatherup, P. Wilson, The Buildings of Armagh (UAHS, 1992), 85-88;  Kevin V. Mulligan, The Buildings of Ireland: South Ulster (2013), 124-5.

Building: CO. LOUTH, DROGHEDA, WEST STREET, CHURCH OF ST PETER (RC, OLD)
Date: 1791
Nature: New church (extended and remodelled by J.J. McCarthy, 1864, and replaced, 1884)
Refs: 'A letter from Francis Johnston', BIGS 6 (no. 1), Jan-Mar 1963, 3; Christine Casey & Alistair Rowan, The Buildings of Ireland: North Leinster (1993), 239

Building: CO. MEATH, ATHBOY, CHURCH OF ST JAMES (CI)
Date: 1792
Nature: FJ signs estimate for steeple, 1792.
Refs: E.McP files, citing documents in 'Meath Registry'

Building: CO. LOUTH, TERMONFECKIN, CHURCH OF ST FECHIN (CI)
Date: 1792
Nature: Rebuilding.
Refs: Vestry minutes, 26 Sep 1792; Christine Casey & Alistair Rowan, The Buildings of Ireland: North Leinster (1993), 498

Building: CO. LOUTH, DROGHEDA, CORD ROAD, SIENNA CONVENT (DOMINICAN)
Date: 1792-1796
Nature: 7-bay 4-storey block with 3-bay wings (?wings not executed until 1840s). FS laid 11 Jun 1792.
Refs: Signed plan, 'Rokeby Hall, June 1792', in Siena Convent archives; Christine Casey & Alistair Rowan, The Buildings of Ireland: North Leinster (1993), 241-2; Louth Archaeological Society Journal 17 (1970), 2

Building: CO. LOUTH, DROGHEDA, CORD ROAD, SIENNA CONVENT
Date: 1792-1796
Nature: 7-bay, 4-storey block, for Dominican sisters.
Refs: Christine Casey & Alistair Rowan, The Buildings of Ireland: North Leinster (1993), 241

Building: CO. LOUTH, CLONMORE, HOUSES
Date: 1792-93
Nature: ?For Richard Robinson, Archbishop of Armagh.
Refs: Plans in NLI, AD 1556-1564

Building: CO. LOUTH, ROKEBY HALL ESTATE (DUNLEER)
Date: 1793
Nature: Series of model farms on estate designed by FJ for Archbishop Robinson.
Refs: Drawings in NLI, cited by Maurice Craig, Classic Irish Houses of the Middle Size (1976), 28

Building: CO. LOUTH, CLONMORE, CHURCH (CI)
Date: 1794
Nature: 'The church is a small but handsome edifice, built in 1794, at the sole expense of Primate Robinson' (Lewis) Steeple with 'minarets' (Shaw Mason)W. Shaw Mason, |Parochial Survey of Ireland|
Refs: William Shaw Mason, A statistical account, or parochial survey of Ireland (1814-19), ?; Samuel Lewis, A Topographical dictionary of Ireland (1837), I, 373; 'A letter from Francis Johnston', BIGS 6 (no. 1), Jan-Mar 1963, 1-2; E. McParland, 'Francis Johnston, Architect', BIGS 12 (nos. 3 & 4), Jul-Dec 1969, 73(illus.),74; Christine Casey & Alistair Rowan, The Buildings of Ireland: North Leinster (1993), 503

Building: CO. LOUTH, TOWNLEY HALL
Date: 1794-1802
Nature: New classical house, for Blayney Townley Balfour.
Refs: Elevation of principal front and plan and elevation of unexecuted entrance gates and railing, dated 1802, in IAA, Murray Collection, 1172,1173 (see Murray Collection catalogue, pp. 333-334); drawings by FJ dated 1794-1797 in IAA, Townley Hall Collection, Acc. 85/156;  elevation of gate lodge in NLI MS 46,593;  photostats of plans & estimates in NLI, AD 1951-2027; C. Hussey, 'Townley Hall', Country Life 104, 23,30 Jul 1948, 178-81,228-31'A letter from Francis Johnston', BIGS 6 (no. 1), Jan-Mar 1963, 2; E. McParland, 'Francis Johnston, Architect', BIGS 12 , nos. 3 & 4 (Jul-Dec 1969), 64-73(illus.); Frank Mitchell, 'The evolution of Townley Hall', BIGS 30 (1987), 3-61; Christine Casey & Alistair Rowan, The Buildings of Ireland: North Leinster (1993), 503-508 (Pls. 81,82)

Building: CO. LOUTH, DROGHEDA, MALL, CUSTOM HOUSE
Date: 1795
Nature: Proposed improvements., including new curved back stairs, enlargement of windows. Unexecuted or only partly executed.
Refs: Plan, dated 1795, in NA, OPW5HC/4/755

Building: CO. MEATH, SLANE CASTLE
Date: 1795ca
Nature: Battlemented gateway, for William Burton Conyngham.
Refs: 'A letter from Francis Johnston', BIGS 6 (no. 1), Jan-Mar 1963, 2; Christine Casey & Alistair Rowan, The Buildings of Ireland: North Leinster (1993), 482

Building: CO. MEATH, SLANE CASTLE
Date: 1795ca
Nature: Finished hall, staircase and entrance, for William Burton Conyngham.
Refs: 'A letter from Francis Johnston', BIGS 6 (no. 1), Jan-Mar 1963, 2; Murray Collection catalogue, 322-3; Christine Casey & Alistair Rowan, The Buildings of Ireland: North Leinster (1993), 482

Building: CO. MEATH, SLANE, CHURCH OF ST PATRICK (CI)
Date: 1797
Nature: Tower by FJ.
Refs: Parliamentary Gazetteer of Ireland (1846), III, 247; 'A letter from Francis Johnston', BIGS 6 (no. 1), Jan-Mar 1963, 2; Christine Casey & Alistair Rowan, The Buildings of Ireland: North Leinster (1993), 474;  exterior illus. in Claude Costegalde & Brian Walker, The Church of Ireland: an illustrated history (2013), 318.

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, JAMES'S STREET, FOUNDLING HOSPITAL
Date: 1798-1804
Nature: Addition of castellated parapet 'and a few other decorations' to entrance front; infirmary; chapel. (On site now (2009) occupied by St James's Hospital.)
Refs: Drawings, dating between 1798 and 1804 in IAA, Murray Collection, nos. 564-620 (see Murray collection catalogue, pp. 185-197); Whitelaw, Warburton & Walsh, History of Dublin (1818), I, 583,585-586; 'A letter from Francis Johnston', BIGS 6 (no. 1), Jan-Mar 1963, 3;  Christine Casey, The Buildings of Ireland: Dublin (2005), 642-644.


Building: CO. TYRONE, GARVEY HOUSE
Date: 1798-1812
Nature: Palatial 3-bay, 7-bay house, for Nathaniel Montgomery Moore. Ultimate cost said to have been £70,000, which effectively bankrupted the client, who retired to France in 1815. House dismantled 1821.
Refs: Unsigned, undated sketch design in IAA, Murray Collection, no. 366 (see Murray Collection catalogue, p.259);  letter from Thomas Percy, Bishop of Dromore, to his wife, ? ? 1798, in British Library, Add. MSS. 32,335/89;  John J. Marshall, Annals of Aughnacloy (Dungannon, 1925), 24-5;  Alistair Rowan, The Buildings of Ireland: North West Ulster (1979), 115-116

Building: CO. MEATH, KELLS, CHURCH (RC, 1799)
Date: 1799
Nature: T-plan, Gothic. Later much altered and demolished in 1958.
Refs: Drawings, one dated 1799, in IAA, Murray Collection, nos. 886-890 (see Murray Collection Catalogue, pp. 265-266); Christine Casey & Alistair Rowan, The Buildings of Ireland: North Leinster (1993), 335

Building: CO. MEATH, DUNSHAUGHLIN, COURT HOUSE
Date: 1799-1802
Nature: Plain gabled building with doorcase flanked by 2 Doric columns.
Refs: Plan, signed and dated July 1799, in IAA, Murray Collection, no. 841 (seeMurray collection catalogue, p. 252); Co. Meath Grand Jury Presnetments, Summer 1810 (B of I); Christine Casey & Alistair Rowan, The Buildings of Ireland: North Leinster (1993), 283

Building: CO. CAVAN, CLOVERHILL HOUSE
Date: 1799-1802
Nature: Enlargement of existing house of 1758, for James Sanderson. FS laid Jun 1799.  Work overseen by John McEssor.
Refs: Kevin V. Mulligan, The Buildings of Ireland: South Ulster (2013), 285.

Building: CO. KILDARE, ST CATHERINE'S
Date: 1799-1803
Nature: Proposed dairy, 1799; adds and Gothicization., 1800-1803; rustic cottage, 1802 (dem. after fire, 2000). For Robert, 3rd Earl of Lanesborough.
Refs: Drawings in IAA, Murray Collection, nos. 1074-1083 (see Murray Collection catalogue, pp. 309-12);2 drawings in NLI, AD 1598-1599

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, ST ANDREW'S STREET, ST ANDREW'S CHURCH (CI, 2ND)
Date: 1800-1807;1810
Nature: Completion of church, including interior decoration, entrance porch and tower (only partly built). Contractor: James Lever, North Strand. Opened 7 (or 8?)  Mar 1807.  Cost (including organ) about £22,000.
Refs: Drawings in IAA, Murray Collection, nos. 759-773 (see Murray Collection catalogue, pp. 227-238; Bolger MSS NA/PRO 1A 58 126,127; Whitelaw, Warburton & Walsh, History of Dublin (1818), I, 511-512;   Irish Ecclesiastical Gazette 2, no. 7 (15 Jan 1860), 145-6;   'A letter from Francis Johnston', BIGS 6 (no. 1), Jan-Mar 1963, 3; 'Annals of Dublin' in Pettigrew & Oulton's Dublin Almanac (1847);  Christine Casey, The Buildings of Ireland: Dublin (2005), 469.


Building: CO. OFFALY, CHARLEVILLE FOREST
Date: 1800-1812
Nature: Gothic castle, for Charles William Bury, 1st Earl of Charleville.
Refs: Drawings, 1 signed and dated 1801, in IAA, Murray Collection catalogue, nos. 197-201 (see Murray Collection catalogue, pp. 93-96); unsigned undated project for rooms in NE tower by FJ sold among Charleville Castle drawings at Christie's,11 Dec 1985, lot. 18; 'A letter from Francis Johnston', BIGS 6 (no. 1), Jan-Mar 1963, 4; M. Girouard, 'Charleville Forest', Country Life 132, 27 Sep 1962, 710-14.

Building: CO. MEATH, KILMESSAN, GLEBE HOUSE
Date: 1800ca
Nature: 'ver likely from the hand of Francis Johnston'.
Refs: Christine Casey & Alistair Rowan, The Buildings of Ireland: North Leinster (1993), 364

Building: CO. MEATH, DRUMBARAGH HOUSE (KELLS)
Date: 1800ca
Nature: 'a capital mansion house, built about 50years ago, according to the plans and under the superintendance of Mr Johnston, the Architect' (Irish Times);  'possibly by Francis Johnston' (Casey & Rowan).
Refs: Advertisement for auction of house, 16 Apr 1869, in Irish Times, 23 Feb 1869;  Christine Casey & Alistair Rowan, The Buildings of Ireland: North Leinster (1993), 338

Building: CO. MEATH, CLONCARNEEL
Date: 1801
Nature: Enlarged by FJ, for Walter Dowdall.
Refs: Drawings, dated 1801, in IAA, Murray Collection, nos. 209-214 (see Murray Collection catalogue, pp. 97-98); Christine Casey & Alistair Rowan, The Buildings of Ireland: North Leinster (1993), 352

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, PHOENIX PARK, MAGAZINE FORT
Date: 1801
Nature: Addition of barrack ranges..
Refs: Christine Casey, The Buildings of Ireland: Dublin (2005), 305.

Building: CO. MEATH, BRITTAS
Date: 1801-03
Nature: Additions, for Thomas Bligh.
Refs: Side elevation, signed and dated Mar 1801, sold by Adam's at Slane Castle, 6 Oct 2009, Lot 496 (illus. in sale catalogue;   'A letter from Francis Johnston', BIGS 6 (no. 1), Jan-Mar 1963, 3; 'A letter from Francis Johnston', BIGS 6 (no. 1), Jan-Mar 1963, 3; information from Caroline Treffgarne in letter to A. Rowan, 30 Oct 1993, citing 'drawing by Johnston of his 1803 alterations' found by Mrs Barrington-Manuel when she inherited the house from her cousin, a Miss Bligh; Christine Casey & Alistair Rowan, The Buildings of Ireland: North Leinster (1993), 445-6

Building: CO. MEATH, CORBALTON HALL
Date: 1801-1807
Nature: Remodelling of and addition of new block to existing house, for Elias Corbally.
Refs: Drawings, dated 1800-1807, in IAA, Murray Collection, nos. 218-246 (see Murray Collection catalogue, pp.103-107; 4 elevations, dated 1801, in collection of Mr N.E. Corbally Stourton, Naunton, Cheltenham, Glos.(photographs in IAA); 'A letter from Francis Johnston', BIGS 6 (no. 1), Jan-Mar 1963, 3; Christine Casey & Alistair Rowan, The Buildings of Ireland: North Leinster (1993), 470-471

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, HARDWICKE PLACE, ST GEORGE'S CHURCH (CI)
Date: 1801-1814
Nature: FJ winner of competition, after having already submitted a design which vestry approved. FS laid May 1802. Church opened 1814. (Closed, 1990.)
Refs: Designs, dated 1800-1814, in IAA, Murray Collection, nos. 7-52 (see Murray Collection catalogue, pp. 162-171); Whitelaw, Warburton & Walsh, History of Dublin (1818), I, 515; Papers relating to St George's Church, Dublin…Ordered, by the House of Commons, to be Printed, 29 April 1825, 9;19-21 (copy in IAA, RP.D.130.10); 'A letter from Francis Johnston', BIGS 6 (no. 1), Jan-Mar 1963, 3; Dublin Penny Journal 1, 10 Nov 1832, 153; The Architecture of Ireland in Drawings and Paintings, (NGI, 1975), no. 38(illus.);  Christine Casey, The Buildings of Ireland: Dublin (2005), 120-122.

Building: CO. WESTMEATH, TULLYNALLY
Date: 1801ca-1806
Nature: Gothicization, new stable court. For Earl of Longford.
Refs: Drawings, 3 dated 1806, in IAA, Murray Collection, nos. 1197-1207 (see Murray Collection catalogue, pp. 342-3); 2 elevations, 1 signed and dated 180[?], in collection of Thomas Pakenham, Tullynally; 'A letter from Francis Johnston', BIGS 6 (no. 1), Jan-Mar 1963, 3; M. Girouard, 'Modernising an Irish country house - Tullynally Castle, Co. Westmeath', Country Life 150, 23,30 Dec 1971, 1780-82,1834-37; Christine Casey & Alistair Rowan, The Buildings of Ireland: North Leinster (1993), 526 (Pl. 89)

Building: CO. WESTMEATH, KILLUCAN, GLEBE HOUSE
Date: 1802
Nature: Design attr. to FJ on basis of style and calligraphy.
Refs: Plans in IAA, Murray Collection, nos. 930-932 (see Murray Collection catalogue, p. 278)

Building: CO. MEATH, KELLS, COURT HOUSE
Date: 1802
Nature: Simple 2-storey, 3-bay building.
Refs: Rear elevation, s. & d. Feb 1802, in IAA, Murray Collection, no. 894 (see Murray Collection catalogue, p. 269); 'A letter from Francis Johnston', BIGS 6 (no. 1), Jan-Mar 1963, 3; Christine Casey & Alistair Rowan, The Buildings of Ireland: North Leinster (1993), 336

Building: CO. MEATH, HEADFORT
Date: 1802
Nature: Design for battlemented bridge over River Blackwater, for 1st Marquess of Headfort.
Refs: Plan and elevation, signed and dated 1802, in IAA, Guinness Collection, Acc. 06/068.3/3/6.

Building: CO. CAVAN, FARNHAM HOUSE
Date: 1802-03
Nature: Large addition, for John James Maxwell, 2nd Earl of Farnham.
Refs: Drawings, some signed and dated 1802 and 1803, in IAA, Murray collection, nos.850-865 (see Murray Collection catalogue, pp. 255-258; 'A letter from Francis Johnston', BIGS 6 (no. 1), Jan-Mar 1963, 4; Jeremy Musson, 'Farnham House, Co. Cavan', Country Life 197, 2 Jan 2003, 26-31(illus.);  Kevin V. Mulligan, The Buildings of Ireland: South Ulster (2013), 33,333.

Building: CO. SLIGO, MARKREE CASTLE
Date: 1802-05
Nature: Gothicization and enlargement, for Joshua Edward Cooper. Also Gothic gateway.
Refs: Drawings, two dated 1802 and 1803, in IAA, Murray Collection, nos. 943-950 (see Murray Collection catalogue, pp. 283-4); 'A letter from Francis Johnston', BIGS 6 (no. 1), Jan-Mar 1963, 4;

Douglas Scott Richardson, Gothic Revival Architecture in Ireland (1983), 164a (note 26)

 

Building: CO. MEATH, KILLEEN CASTLE
Date: 1802-13
Nature: Enlargement., for 8th Earl of Fingall.
Refs: Drawings, dated 1802-1813, in IAA, Murray Collection, nos. 895-897,902-929 (see Murray Collection catalogue, pp. 270-277; 'A letter from Francis Johnston', BIGS 6 (no. 1), Jan-Mar 1963, 3; Christine Casey & Alistair Rowan, The Buildings of Ireland: North Leinster (1993), 357 (Pl. 90)

Building: CO. DUBLIN, SWORDS, MAIN STREET, BOROUGH SCHOOL
Date: 1802-1805
Nature: 4 designs prepared by FJ, the 4th of which was approved by the governors in 1807. Plain, 9-bay 2-storey design.
Refs: 4 drawings for 1st scheme, s. FJ and dated 6 Aug 1802, and 3 drawings for 4th (approved) scheme, 1 signed and dated Aug 1805, in IAA, Murray Collection, nos. 1160-1166 (see Murray Collection catalogue, pp. 330-331, which cites reports of the Governors of the Borough School at St Columbas's CI church, Swords, pp.12,25-26,447, and M. Quane, 'The Borough School, Swords', Dublin Historical Review Vol. 15, no. 1 (Oct 1958), 21-32)

Building: CO. LOUTH, DROGHEDA, MALL, MAYORALTY HOUSE
Date: 1802-1805;1810
Nature: FJ consulted, 1802, and certifies accounts for repairs, 1805. Corporation votes £700 twoards repairing, altering and furnishing same, 1910.
Refs: Drogheda Corporation Book, 30 Apr 1802, 25 Jul 1805 (IAA, Edward McParland files, Acc.2008/44); John D'Alton, History of Drogheda (1844), ?

Building: CO. MEATH, HEADFORT
Date: 1802ca
Nature: Plans for proposed Gothicisation, for Marquess of Headfort. 'which he approved of, paid me for, but never put into execution'.
Refs: Drawings (including survey drawings dated 1802) in IAA, Murray Collection, nos. 879-885 (see Murray Collection catalogue, pp. 264-5); composite elevation formerly in Murray Collection but now (2010) framed in RIAI (illus. in Irish Architectural Drawings (1965), no. 72); 'A letter from Francis Johnston', BIGS 6 (no. 1), Jan-Mar 1963, 3

Building: CO. MONAGHAN, DAWSON GROVE
Date: 1803
Nature: FJ consulted about improvements to same by Lady Anne Dawson.
Refs: Frank Mitchell, 'The evolution of Townley Hall', BIGS 30 (1987), 18

Building: CO. WICKLOW, GLANMORE CASTLE (ASHFORD)
Date: 1803-04ca
Nature: Enlargement and reconstruction of existing house in castellated style, for Francis Synge, MP.
Refs: 2 ground floor plans, dated 1803, in IAA, Acc. 88/90; drawings and photostats, dated 1803-4, in NLI, AD 1385-1388,1433,2693; 'A letter from Francis Johnston', BIGS 6 (no. 1), Jan-Mar 1963, 4; E. McParland, 'Francis Johnston, Architect', BIGS12 (nos. 3 & 4), Jul-Dec 1969, 81; Mark Bence-Jones, Burke’s Guide to Country Houses. Volume I, Ireland. (London, 1978), 134

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, COLLEGE GREEN, BANK OF IRELAND
Date: 1803-1808
Nature: Architect for conversion from Parliament House into bank, though not the winner of the architectural competition. (Competition announced, Aug 1802.) Designed cash office on site of entrance hall and ante-room of House of Commons.
Refs: Whitelaw, Warburton & Walsh, History of Dublin (1818), I, 532-3,'A letter from Francis Johnston', BIGS 6 (no. 1), Jan-Mar 1963, 3; Dublin Penny Journal 3 (1834-35), xi; E.McParland, 'The Bank and the Visual Arts', in F.S.L. Lyons, ed., Bicentenary Essays Bank of Ireland 1783-1983 (1983), 101-116;  Christine Casey, The Buildings of Ireland: Dublin (2005), 380,383,386,Pl.50,51.


Building: ?, ?, GLEBE HOUSE
Date: 1804p
Nature: For Mr Yates. Attr. to FJ on basis of calligraphy and style.
Refs: Plans and elevation, inscr. on verso 'Glebe house for Rev. Mr Yates', in IAA, Murray collection, no. 1234 (see Murray Collection catalogue, p. 348)

Building: CO. OFFALY, TULLAMORE, CHURCH STREET, HOUSES
Date: 1805
Nature: Houses on one side of street, between Methodist Church and County Library, laid out by FJ (built between 1805 and 1810)
Refs: M. Byrne, Sources of Offaly History, Tullamore (1977) (seen by E.McP in manuscript), which cites letter from Charleville to Cuddehy, 1 Jun 1805, in Charleville Estate Office, Tullamore

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, CIRCULAR ROAD SOUTH (KILMAINHAM), ROYAL HOSPITAL
Date: 1805
Nature: Renovation.
Refs: 'A letter from Francis Johnston', BIGS 6 (no. 1), Jan-Mar 1963, 3; C. O'Connor & J. O'Regan, eds., Public Works: the architecture of the Office of Public Works 1837-1987 (AAI, 1987), 11;  Christine Casey, The Buildings of Ireland: Dublin (2005), 674,679.


Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, CIRCULAR ROAD SOUTH (KILMAINHAM), ROYAL HOSPITAL
Date: 1805
Nature: Adjutant General's Office.
Refs: Christine Casey, The Buildings of Ireland: Dublin (2005), 680-681.


Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, BRUNSWICK STREET NORTH, HOUSE OF INDUSTRY, BEDFORD ASYLUM
Date: 1806
Nature: Addition of Bedford Asylum for children.
Refs: Drawing, s. & d. 1806, in IAA, Murray Collection, no. 387 (see Murray collection catalogue, pp. 144-149)

Building: CO. TYRONE, COOKSTOWN, HOUSE (DERRYLORAN HOUSE?)
Date: 1806
Nature: Proposed design for ceiling of principal dining room.
Refs: Sketch for ceiling stuccowork exh. The Architecture of Ireland in Drawings and Paintings (National Gallery of Ireland, 1975), cat. no. 48

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, PHOENIX PARK, ROYAL HIBERNIAN MILITARY SCHOOL
Date: 1806-09;1812
Nature: Wings; infirmary, for Governors of Hibernian School for Soldiers' Children.
Refs: Drawings dated between 1808 and 1812 in IAA, Murray Collection, nos. 717-752 (see Murray Collection catalogue, pp. 218-224);  copy of etter from Francis Johnston to Governors, re building costs, 30 Oct 1810, in PRONI D207/20/30;  Francis Johnston, 'Hibernian School Statement respecting the Building Estimates and Expenditure from the commencement in May 1806 to January 5, 1811', PRONI, D207/20/32.;  Whitelaw, Warburton & Walsh, History of Dublin (1818), I, 570,606; 'A letter from Francis Johnston', BIGS 6 (no. 1), Jan-Mar 1963, 3; PRONI D207/20/30,32 (IAA, Edward McParland files, Acc.2008/44);  Christine Casey, The Buildings of Ireland: Dublin (2005), 302.

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, O'CONNELL STREET LOWER, NELSON MONUMENT
Date: 1806;1808-09
Nature: FJ appears to have been a competition entrant and also superintending architect responsible for erection of Wilkins's winning design in a less expensive form. Opened 21 Oct 1809. Destroyed 1966.
Refs: Unsigned undated ?competition design in IAA, Murray Collection, nos. 204,205; also profile and elevation of capital for pillar, s. & d. 28 Oct 1808, Murray Collection, no. 206 (see Murray Collection catalogue, pp.212-213); an unsigned elevation (contract drawing) of pillar, with not in margin 'Estimate £4,503. F.J. January 1808' was sold in Kilmore House sale, June 1920 (discussed in IB 72, ? ? 1030, 508(illus.) and IB 88, 28 Dec 1946, 856; this seems to be the drawing described in Irish Architectural Drawings (1965), p.8, no. 19.); note by A.E. Richardson in IB 65, 28 Feb 1923, 583-4; RIA pamphlet 991/5 (IAA, Edward McParland files, Acc.2008/44); Patrick Henchy, 'Nelson's Pillar', Dublin Historical Record 10, No. 2 (Jun-Aug 1948), 57-58; H. Potterton, 'Dublin's vanishing Monuments', Country Life155, 23 May 1974, 1304

Building: CO. ARMAGH, LOUGHGILLY, GLEBE HOUSE (LOUGHGILLY HOUSE)
Date: 1806p
Nature: Addition of 2-storey blocks to ends of house, linked by corridor across front of old house. For Rev. Vesey Dawson. Cost: £1,819. (Derelict.)
Refs: Photostat of plan of glebe house for Loughgilly in NLI, AD 1951-2027; Frank Mitchell, 'The evolution of Townley Hall', BIGS 30 (1987), 18;  Kevin V. Mulligan, The Buildings of Ireland: South Ulster (2013), 485-486.

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, CASTLE STREET, DUBLIN CASTLE
Date: 1807
Nature: FJ submits plan for treasury to Board of Works (?not carried out).  New W gate and curtain wall, guard house and office block (Block M).
Refs: Board of Works Minute Book 2, 10 Mar 1807 (IAA, Edward McParland files, Acc.2008/44);  Christine Casey, The Buildings of Ireland: Dublin (2005), 361.

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, WILLIAM STREET SOUTH, NO. 059 (POWERSCOURT HOUSE)
Date: 1807-1811
Nature: Conversion of Powerscourt House into Stamp Office, including extensions at rear (i.e. 3 sides of courtyard).
Refs: Drawings in IAA, Murray Collection, nos. 816-821 (see Murray Collection catalogue, pp. 244-5; 'A letter from Francis Johnston', BIGS 6 (no. 1), Jan-Mar 1963, 3;  Christine Casey, The Buildings of Ireland: Dublin (2005), 511.


Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, CASTLE STREET, DUBLIN CASTLE, CHAPEL ROYAL (CI)
Date: 1807-1814
Nature: FS laid 15 Feb 1807. Opened for worship on Christmas Day, 1814.
Refs: 'A letter from Francis Johnston', BIGS 6 (no. 1), Jan-Mar 1963, 3; Board of Works Minute Book 2, 10 Mar 1807 (IAA, Edward McParland files, Acc.2008/44); 'Annals of Dublin' in Pettigrew & Oulton's Dublin Almanac (1847); article by Rev. H.J. Lawlor, on Dublin Castle Chapel in JRSAI 12 or 13 (noted in IB 65, 3 Nov 1923); IB 17, 15 Feb 1875, 45; 21, 1 Apr 1879, 111; 38, 1 Mar, 1 Jul 1896, 48,140; Christine Casey, The Buildings of Ireland: Dublin (2005), 358-60, Pl.52;  Judith Hill,  '"A stile more suited to Vice-regal splendor": The building of the Chapel Royal, 1807-14' in Myles Campbell & William Derham, eds., The Chapel Royal, Dublin Castle: An Architectural History (Dublin, Office of Public Works, 2015), 39-53 (illus.).

Building: CO. LOUTH, LOUTH, CHURCH (CI)
Date: 1807ca
Nature: 'The church is a plain structure, erected about 1807, and enlarged in 1828…it has a tower and spire,which are not yet completed, and has been recently repaired…' (Lewis)
Refs: Vestry minutes; Samuel Lewis, A Topographical dictionary of Ireland (1837), II, 321Christine Casey & Alistair Rowan, The Buildings of Ireland: North Leinster (1993), 386. (Unsigned, undated designs for addition of robing room and new E,. window in RCB Library, portfolio 2B.)

Building: CO. LOUTH, DROGHEDA, GEORGE'S STREET, INFIRMARY
Date: 1808
Nature: Proposed design. Infirmary built (to FJ's design?), 1809.
Refs: E.McP files, citing plans and elevations, signed 'F.J.' and dated 1808 in PRONI D562/4611; McCabe's Directory of Drogheda (1830), ?

Building: CO. WICKLOW, BALLYCURRY
Date: 1808
Nature: 2-storey classical villa, with Doric portico. for Charles Tottenham.
Refs: Drawings, including discarded proposals of 1805 and 1806 as well as plans and elevation of house as built, 1808, in IAA, Murray Collection, nos. 86-101 (see Murray collection catalogue, pp. 64-66); design for portico in IAA, Burgage drawings, Acc. 78/36; 'A letter from Francis Johnston', BIGS 6 (no. 1), Jan-Mar 1963, 4

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, CASTLE STREET, DUBLIN CASTLE
Date: 1808
Nature: Repair to roof of St Patrick's Hall.
Refs: Board of Works Minute Book 2, 29 Jul 1808 (IAA, Edward McParland files, Acc.2008/44)

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, COLLEGE GREEN, BANK OF IRELAND
Date: 1808
Nature: Guard house (entrance on Foster Pl).
Refs: Bank of Ireland drawings collection (IAA, Edward McParland files, Acc.2008/44);  Christine Casey, The Buildings of Ireland: Dublin (2005), 419.


Building: CO. ARMAGH, ARMAGH, MALL, COUNTY COURT HOUSE
Date: 1808-09
Nature: Plan modified by Managers in charge of erection of building, who sanctioned the reduction of the diameter of the columns of the portico, to FJ's displeasure. Completed 1809.
Refs: Designs for different schemes, 1805-1808, in IAA, Murray Collection, nos. 4-18 (see Murray collection catalogue, pp. 44-47);  plans and elevations, 1805-1807, in PRONI, T1554/1 (see PRONI e-catalogue, http://applications.proni.gov.uk/LL_DCAL_PRONI_ECATNI/ResultDetails.aspx, last visited Nov 2011);  'A letter from Francis Johnston', BIGS 6 (no. 1), Jan-Mar 1963, C.E.B. Brett, Court Houses and Market Houses of the Province of Ulster (UAHS, 1973), 3739(illus.); 4; R. McKinstry et al., The Buildings of Armagh (UAHS, 1992), 153;  Kevin V. Mulligan, The Buildings of Ireland: South Ulster (2013), 120-121.

Building: CO. WESTMEATH, BALLYNAGALL
Date: 1808-1816
Nature: 2-storey Classical villa, for James Gibbons. Cost: £30,000.
Refs: Cornice designs for parlour, s. & d. 1816, in NLI, Stapleton Collection, 2310,2311,2312recto (See Eugenie Carr, 'A catalogue of the Stapleton family collection of Drawings in the National Library of Ireland', unpublished MA thesis, University College, Dublin, 1985, 170-171,Pl.58; correspondence between FJ and John Robinson (?builder) re building of BallynAgall, 1810-15, in NLI, MSS. 18,926, 18,927;  J.N. Brewer, The Beauties of Ireland (1825 & 1826), I, 77;  'A letter from Francis Johnston', BIGS 6 (no. 1), Jan-Mar 1963, 3; James.Woods, Annals of Westmeath (Dublin, 1907), 81; Mark Bence-Jones, Burke’s Guide to Country Houses. Volume I, Ireland. (London, 1978), 27(illus.); Christine Casey & Alistair Rowan, The Buildings of Ireland: North Leinster (1993), 453-4

Building: CO. OFFALY, TULLAMORE, CHURCH OF ST CATHERINE (CI)
Date: 1808-1818
Nature: Designed 1808. Completed 1818. £3,600.
Refs: Elevations and plans, 2 signed and dated 6 Sep 1808, sold among Charleville Castle drawings at Christie's,11 Dec 1985, lots 19,20 (illus. in sale catalogue, p.19); 'A letter from Francis Johnston', BIGS 6 (no. 1), Jan-Mar 1963, 4; J.N. Brewer, Beauties of Ireland (1826), II, 136-7;  exterior illus. in Claude Costegalde & Brian Walker, The Church of Ireland: an illustrated history (2013), 319.

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, INNS QUAY, FOUR COURTS
Date: 1809
Nature: Proposed additions. Tenders invited for executing adds. and repairs to Four Courts Marshalsea, Nov 1809.
Refs: NA/SPO 539/293/2 (IAA, Edward McParland files, Acc.2008/44);  Freeman's Journal, 1 Dec 1809.

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, PHOENIX PARK, TEMPLE
Date: 1810
Nature: Proposed tetrastyle temple pavilion.
Refs: Drawing titled 'Plan for a seat at the Spa Well, Phenix Park', s. & d. 1810, in collection of Mrs Desmond Forde, Seaforde, co. Down (repr. in Irish Architectural Drawings (1965), no. 31)

Building: CO. KILKENNY, GORESBRIDGE, CHURCH (CI, GRANGE SYLVAE PARISH)
Date: 1810-11
Nature: Designed by FJ.Cost: 849, of which £553 was gift of Board of First Fruits and £110 came from subscriptions.
Refs: J.P. Lawson, Gazetteer of Ireland (1842), 476;  Clergy of Cashel and Emly; Clergy of Leighlin (Ulster Historical Foundation, 2012),147(illus.),148.

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, GRANGEGORMAN, RICHMOND LUNATIC ASYLUM
Date: 1810-14;1816
Nature: New lunatic asylum; additions, 1815-16.
Refs: Drawings for separating central courtyard, 1814, and additions, 1815-17, in IAA, Murray Collection, nos. 411-419 (see Murray Collection catalogue, pp. 150-153); 'A letter from Francis Johnston', BIGS 6 (no. 1), Jan-Mar 1963, 3;  for entire complex see Christine Casey, The Buildings of Ireland: Dublin (2005),28-9.

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, GRANGEGORMAN, RICHMOND PENITENTIARY
Date: 1810-16
Nature: FJ amended design twice before FS was laid in 1812. Date on weather vane 1816. Prison opened April 1820.
Refs: Designs, dated 1810-1812, in IAA, Murray Collection, nos. 424-433 (see Murray Collection catalogue, pp. 156-7; 'A letter from Francis Johnston', BIGS 6 (no. 1), Jan-Mar 1963, 3;  Christine Casey, The Buildings of Ireland: Dublin (2005), 256-7

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, CASTLE STREET, DUBLIN CASTLE
Date: 1810-1817
Nature: Restoration of Wardrobe Tower and alterations to house records.
Refs: Whitelaw, Warburton & Walsh, History of Dublin (1818), I, 667; II, 1013,1014; DB 1, 1 Oct 1859, 131;  Christine Casey, The Buildings of Ireland: Dublin (2005), 357.

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, WERBURGH STREET, ST WERBURGH'S CHURCH (CI)
Date: 1810a
Nature: Proposal to secure steeple 'by internal framework, similar to that so judiciously used by ?Sir Christopher Wren to strengthen the spire of the Cathedral of Salisbury'. (Spire removed 1810)
Refs: Whitelaw, Warburton & Walsh, History of Dublin (1818), I, 501

Building: CO. DUBLIN, SWORDS, CHURCH OF ST COLUMBA (CI)
Date: 1811
Nature: -
Refs: E.McP files, citing, Cromwell, Excursions II, 35

Building: CO. ARMAGH, ARMAGH, MALL, CHURCH OF ST MARK (CI)
Date: 1811
Nature: Design for original church by FJ.  Hall and tower design. Nave later rebuilt with aisles to designs of William Farrell.
Refs: Kevin V. Mulligan, The Buildings of Ireland: South Ulster (2013), 115, Pl.79.

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, PHOENIX PARK, DUBLIN GATE
Date: 1812
Nature: Work on gate measured by Bryan Bolger by order of FJ.
Refs: Bryan Bolger papers, NA/PRO 1A/58/128

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, COLLEGE GREEN, TRINITY COLLEGE
Date: 1813
Nature: FJ consulted re Botany Bay (because of problems in laying secure foundations for building designed by Richard Morrison).
Refs: TCD Register, 31 Aug 1813 (IAA, Edward McParland files, Acc.2008/44)

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, HENRIETTA STREET, KING'S INNS
Date: 1813-17
Nature: Conversion of half-finished library into record office; completion of Gandon's cupola.
Refs: Drawings in IAA, Murray Collection, nos. 524-537 (see Murray Collection catalogue, pp. 175-179); engraved elevation and block plan 'of the intended registry, record offices, &c. at the King's Inns…Frans Johnston delin' published 14 Jul 1813; NA/SPO 564/468/29 (IAA, Edward McParland files, Acc.2008/44); E.McParland, James Gandon: Vitruvius Hibernicus (1985), 204;  Christine Casey, The Buildings of Ireland: Dublin (2005), 157-8.

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, CIRCULAR ROAD SOUTH, GRIFFITH BARRACKS (RICHMOND HOUSE OF CORRECTION)
Date: 1813-1818
Nature: FS laid 1813; opened Dec 1818.
Refs: Drawings, dated 1813-1816, in IAA, Murray Collection, nos. 326-339 (see Murray Collection catalogue, pp. 128-131; record drawings, 1901, in Military Archives, Dublin;; 'A letter from Francis Johnston', BIGS 6 (no. 1), Jan-Mar 1963, 3;  Christine Casey, The Buildings of Ireland: Dublin (2005), 645-6.


Building: CO. WICKLOW, KILRUDDERY
Date: 1814
Nature: Proposed Gothicization for John Chambré Brabazon, 10th Earl of Meath, attr. to FJ.
Refs: Unsigned plan and elevations dated 1814 in IAA, Murray Collection, nos. 933-935 (see Murray collection catalogue, pp. 279-280)

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, O'CONNELL STREET LOWER, GENERAL POST OFFICE
Date: 1814-1818
Nature: FS laid 12 Aug 1814 (but Freeman's Journal says 'first stone' laid in Dec 1814). Opened 6 Jan 1818. Cost: £50,000.
Refs: Drawings, dated 1814-1817, in IAA, Murray Collection, nos. 660-699 (see Murray Collection catalogue, pp. 204-211); 2 elevations of principal front, formerly in collection of Mrs Desmond Forde, Seaforde, Co. Down, offered for sale by James Adam & Sons, Dublin, 12 Apr 2006, lot 368 (1 elevation illus.in Irish Architectural Drawings (1965), p.8, no. 17); specification, signed by FJ, & list of tenders for stone and brickwork, 1814, &c. in An Post archives (photocopy in IAA, RP.L.72);  accounts, receipts and certificates., 1815, in PRONI, Francis Johnston papers, T3300/19 (see PRONI e-catalogue);  'A letter from Francis Johnston', BIGS 6 (no. 1), Jan-Mar 1963, 3;  Freeman's Journal, 4 Dec 1817;  Dublin Penny Journal 3 (1834-35), 177; 'Annals of Dublin' in Pettigrew & Oulton's Dublin almanac (1847); 'The General Post Office, Dublin, and the Dublin Greco-Roman period', IB 58, 25 Mar,8 Apr 1916, 134-136,170-172; IB 66, 15 Nov 1924, 973;  Christine Casey, The Buildings of Ireland: Dublin (2005), 147-9, Pl.9.

Building: CO. KILDARE, CARTON
Date: 1814ca?
Nature: FJ possibly responsible for alterations to main block including repositioning of portico, billiard room Doric columns, small library and stair . For Augustus Frederick, 3rd Duke of Leinster
Refs: Plan and section of billiard room, possibly by FJ, in IAA, Murray collection, no. 6 (see Murray Collection catalogue, pp.78-80); E. McParland, 'The papers of Bryan Bolger, measurer', Dublin Historical Record 25 (Sep 1972), 126; The Architecture of Richard and William Vitruvius Morrison (IAA, 1989), 50-54

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, BRUNSWICK STREET NORTH, HOUSE OF INDUSTRY, HARDWICKE LUNATIC HOSPITAL
Date: 1815-17;1819
Nature: Additional accommodation at Hardwicke Lunatic Hospital, also conversion of old convalescent hospital into day rooms.
Refs: Drawings in IAA, Murray Collection, nos. 402-408 (see Murray Collection catalogue, pp. 144-149)

Building: CO. WICKLOW, ARKLOW, CHURCH (CI, OLD)
Date: 1815a
Nature: New church consecrated 10 Jun 1815. Enlarged 1829. (Demolished 1900;  some of the 'minaret terminals and crockets' presented to Rathdrum church, 1901, see Wicklow Newsletter, 29 Jun 1901.)
Refs: The Traveller’s new guide through Ireland (1815), 64;  J.N. Brewer, The Beauties of Ireland (1825 & 1826), I, 332; Samuel Lewis, A Topographical dictionary of Ireland (1837), I, 60 (gives date incorrectly as 1823);  Parliamentary Gazetteer of Ireland (1844), I, 69; Wicklow Newsletter, 14 Jul 1900; Clergy of Dublin and Glendalough (Ulster Historical Foundation, 2001), 256

Building: CO. TYRONE, TERMON HOUSE (CARRICKMORE)
Date: 1815ca
Nature: Designs, for Rev. Charles C. Beresford.
Refs: Set of client's drawings, signed 'F.J.', in IAA, Murray Collection, nos. 1167-1171 (see Murray Collection catalogue, p.332); Alistair Rowan, The Buildings of Ireland: North West Ulster (1979), 168

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, BENBURB STREET, COLLINS BARRACKS (FORMERLY ROYAL BARRACKS)
Date: 1816
Nature: Arches and guard houses in perimeter wall of barracks on Benburb St.
Refs: Christine Casey, The Buildings of Ireland: Dublin (2005), 251.

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, INNS QUAY, FOUR COURTS
Date: 1818
Nature: FJ prepares estimate for finishing Prerogative Court &c.
Refs: NA/SPO CSORP 1819 K93 (IAA, Edward McParland files, Acc.2008/44)

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, CIRCULAR ROAD SOUTH (KILMAINHAM), ROYAL HOSPITAL
Date: 1818ca
Nature: Castellated gateway known as Richmond Gate at Watling Street/Usher's Island end of Military Rd (moved to Circular Rd S in 1846). Builder: Frederick Darley.
Refs: 'A letter from Francis Johnston', BIGS 6 (no. 1), Jan-Mar 1963, 3; Whitelaw, Warburton & Walsh, History of Dublin (1818), I, 667; Dublin Penny Journal 3 (1834-35), 218; Irish Penny Journal (1840-41), 265; DB 1, 1 Oct 1859, 132; IB 52, 1 Oct 1910, 604(illus.); IB 21, 1 Sep,15 Nov 1879, ?, 350; E.McParland, 'Francis Johnston, Architect, 1760-1829', BIGS 12, no. 1 (Jan-Mar 1969), 62;  Christine Casey, The Buildings of Ireland: Dublin (2005), 680.


Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, BRUNSWICK STREET NORTH, HOUSE OF INDUSTRY
Date: 1818ca
Nature: Penitentiary for reception of male and female convicts under sentence of transportation 'to be erected without delay'
Refs: Whitelaw, Warburton & Walsh, History of Dublin (1818), I, 629

Building: CO. ARMAGH, ARMAGH, GAOL SQUARE, COUNTY GAOL
Date: 1819
Nature: '...Francis Johnston is supposed to have made alterations and additions to what was considered to be a bad plan'.
Refs: Kevin V. Mulligan, The Buildings of Ireland: South Ulster (2013), 123.

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, HENRIETTA STREET, KING'S INNS
Date: 1819-21
Nature: Gateway to Henrietta St. Sculptor: John Smyth.
Refs: Elevation and plan, signed as approved by members of Benchers' building committee, 16 Aug 1820, in collection of Mrs Desmond Forde, Seaforde, Co. Down (photograph in IAA; reproduced in Irish Architectural Drawings (1965), no. 20; architect's certificates, builder's bond, articles of agreement &c., 1819-21, in King's Inns Archives, H2/2/1,2; E.McParland, James Gandon: Vitruvius Hibernicus (1985), 204;  Christine Casey, The Buildings of Ireland: Dublin (2005), 158,193.

Building: CO. CAVAN, CAVAN, ROYAL SCHOOL
Date: 1819a
Nature: Plans carried out by John Bowden. Completed 1819. Cost: £7,553. Contractor: John McMahon.
Refs: JRSAI 100 (1970), 55;  Kevin V. Mulligan, The Buildings of Ireland: South Ulster (2013), 255-6.

Building: CO. ARMAGH, ARMAGH, DISTRICT LUNATIC ASYLUM
Date: 1820-24
Nature: New. With William Murray, for Commissioners of Lunatic Asylums in Ireland. Completed Feb 1824. Cost £14,668.
Refs: Drawings and specifications, 1820-1825, in IAA, Murray Collection, nos. 63-73 (see Murray Collection catalogue, pp. 56-58); Minutes of Commissioners for General Control..and for Superintending…the Erection…of Asylums for the Lunatic Poor, Feb 1824 (information from Brendan O'Donoghue);  Kevin V. Mulligan, The Buildings of Ireland: South Ulster (2013), 137-8.

Building: CO. TIPPERARY, TIPPERARY, ABBEY SCHOOL
Date: 1820ca
Nature: Designed by FJ and Thomas Colbourne.
Refs:

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, CASTLE STREET, DUBLIN CASTLE
Date: 1820s;1826
Nature: Completion of replacement of dormer roofs with solid attic storey, with William Murray, in 1820s. Also insertion of pair of columns at window end of throne room to ssupport sagging beam behind portico, also with Murray, 1826
Refs: C. O'Connor & J. O'Regan, eds., Public Works: the architecture of the Office of Public Works 1837-1987 (AAI, 1987), 11;  Christine Casey, The Buildings of Ireland: Dublin (2005), 353,355..

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, FOSTER PLACE, HOUSES (002)
Date: 1821
Nature: Pair of 2-bay houses, for Bank of Ireland
Refs: Bank of Ireland drawings collection (IAA, Edward McParland files, Acc.2008/44);  Christine Casey, The Buildings of Ireland: Dublin (2005), 420.


Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, INNS QUAY, FOUR COURTS
Date: 1821ca
Nature: FJ provides estimate for insulating four courts against fire.
Refs: King's Inns Archives, H1/2

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, ECCLES STREET, NO. 030-33
Date: 1822
Nature: Block of 4 houses for himself and his brother Andrew.
Refs: Plans, s. & d. April 1822, in IAA, Murray Collection, nos. 384,385.

Building: CO. TYRONE, CALEDON, COURT HOUSE
Date: 1822ca
Nature: Payment if £46 to 'Johnston, architect', possibly FJ. (Brett, but cf. Rowan, who thinks this may be for layout of town and that William Murray is more likely to have designed court house).
Refs: C.E.B. Brett, Court Houses and Market Houses of the Province of Ulster (UAHS, 1973), 98,101(illus.); Alistair Rowan, The Buildings of Ireland: North West Ulster (1979), 160.

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, BRUNSWICK STREET NORTH, HOUSE OF INDUSTRY
Date: 1824
Nature: Addition of 10 cells for 'refractory lunatics'. With William Murray.
Refs: Letter and drawings, s. & d. Aug 1824, in IAA, Murray Collection, no. 388-391 (see Murray collection catalogue, pp. 144-149)

Building: CO. LIMERICK, LIMERICK, MULGRAVE STREET, DISTRICT LUNATIC ASYLUM
Date: 1824-1827;1835a
Nature: With William Murray. FS laid May 1824. Opened 30 Jan1827. Cost: £30,200. Contractors: Williams & Cockburn. Additions 'on both flanks for the accommodation of 140 incurable patients' made shortly before 1835.
Refs: 4th Annual Report of Commissioners of Public Works (Ireland) (1836), 4,7; APSD, L, 92 (under Limerick); M. Lenihan, History of Limerick (1866), 438,464; C. O'Connor & J. O'Regan, eds., Public Works: the architecture of the Office of Public Works 1837-1987 (AAI, 1987), 15

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, ABBEY STREET LOWER, ROYAL HIBERNIAN ACADEMY
Date: 1824-26
Nature: Classical, 3-storey, 4-bay, built by FJ at a personal cost of £14,000. FS laid 29 Apr 1824. Building completed 1826. Builder: Edward Carolin. (Destroyed by fire, 1916; only upper storeys of façade survive, 2008.)
Refs: Designs in IAA, Murray Collection, nos. 300-309 (see Murray Collection catalogue, 123-127; section repr. in The Architecture of Dublin in Drawings and Paintings (National Gallery of Ireland, 1975), no. 59); Thomas Bell, An Essay on the origin and progress of Gothic Architecture in Ireland' (1828), addenda, pp. 269-70; Dublin Penny Journal 4, 24 Oct 1835, 136; 'Annals of Dublin' in Pettigrew & Oulton's Dublin Almanac (1847); DB 1, 1 Oct 1859, 132; W.G. Strickland, A Dictionary of Irish Artists (1913), II. 610; Thomas Ryan, 'The Vicissitudes of the Royal Hibernian Academy', Irish Arts Review (Autumn 1985), 26-27;  Christine Casey, The Buildings of Ireland: Dublin (2005), 177.

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, HOWTH CASTLE
Date: 1825
Nature: Proposed works at, with William Murray. For 3rd Earl of Howth.
Refs: 4 plans in NLI, AD 1818-1833

Building: CO. DERRY, DERRY, STRAND ROAD, DISTRICT LUNATIC ASYLUM (OLD)
Date: 1825-29
Nature: New '2nd class' asylum for 100 patients, with William Murray. Same design as Belfast Lunatic Asylum.
Refs: 2 drawings for 'Belfast and Londonderry District Lunatic Asylum', dated 1825-26, in IAA, Murray Collection, nos. 107,108 (see Murray Collection catalogue, pp. 69-72); APSD, L, 134 (under Londonderry); Minutes of Commissioners for General Control..and for Superintending…the Erection…of Asylums for the Lunatic Poor, May 1826 (information from Brendan O'Donoghue). 4th Annual Report of Commissioners of Public Works (Ireland) (1836), 7; C. O'Connor & J. O'Regan, eds., Public Works: the architecture of the Office of Public Works 1837-1987 (AAI, 1987), 15

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, FALLS ROAD, DISTRICT LUNATIC ASYLUM
Date: 1826-29
Nature: New '2nd class' asylum, for 100 patients. With William Murray. Same as Derry Lunatic Asylum. Opened 1 May 1829. Contractor: James Boyer.
Refs: Drawings, dated 1826-1828, in IAA, Murray Collection, nos. 106-118 (see Murray Collection catalogue, pp. 69-72); 4th Annual Report of Commissioners of Public Works (Ireland) (1836), 7; APSD V, L, 153; C.E.B. Brett, The Buildings of Belfast (2nd ed., 1985), 22, pl.13

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, BRUNSWICK STREET NORTH, HOUSE OF INDUSTRY
Date: 1827
Nature: Addition of drying closet for laundry, with William Murray.
Refs: Drawing, s. & d.6 Jun 1827, in IAA, Murray Collection, no. 392 (see Murray collection catalogue, pp. 144-149)

Building: CO. ARMAGH, ARMAGH, DAWSON STREET, CORN MARKET
Date: 1827
Nature: 9-bay single storey block with squat tower in centre.
Refs: R. McKinstry, R. Oram, R. Weatherup, P. Wilson, The Buildings of Armagh (UAHS, 1992), 97

Building: CO. ARMAGH, ARMAGH, DOBBIN STREET, LINEN MARKET
Date: 1829
Nature: Attribution to FJ suggested by Mulligan.
Refs: Kevin V. Mulligan, The Buildings of Ireland: South Ulster (2013), 126.

Building: CO. MEATH, LAGORE (DUNSHAUGHLIN)
Date: ?
Nature: Gate lodge attr. to FJ on basis of similarity to lodge at Galtrim, Co. Meath, by J.A.K. Dean.
Refs: Verbal communication from J.A.K. Dean, 1998

Building: CO. MEATH, CLIFTON LODGE (ATHBOY)
Date: ?
Nature: Gate lodge attr. to FJ on basis of similarity to lodge at Ballynagall, Co. Westmeath, by J.A.K. Dean.
Refs: Verbal communication from J.A.K. Dean, 1998 (but .T.J. O'Meara, NIAH, thinks gate lodge at Ballynagall might have been built to designs by John Hargrave -and may have originally been built to serve Ballynagall CI church)

Building: CO. MEATH, DANGAN
Date: ?
Nature: Additions, including chapel and library, for Capt. Thomas Burrowes.
Refs: IB 58, 8 Apr 1916, 171; Christine Casey & Alistair Rowan, The Buildings of Ireland: North Leinster (1993), 224

Building: CO. WESTMEATH, TURBOTSTOWN HOUSE
Date: ?
Nature: Caroline Treffgarne says by FJ, but Casey & Rowan give date as circa 1830. Bence-Jones says 'of the school of Francis Johnston'. For Gerald Dease.
Refs: Letter from Caroline Treffgarne to A. Rowan, 30 Oct 1993; Mark Bence-Jones,  Burke’s Guide to Country Houses. Volume I, Ireland. (London, 1978), 278;  Christine Casey & Alistair Rowan, The Buildings of Ireland: North Leinster (1993), 198.

Building: CO. LOUTH, DROGHEDA, MERCHANT QUAY, GREENE'S
Date: ?
Nature: Attributed to FJ by Caroline Treffgarne.
Refs: Letter from Caroline Treffgarne to A. Rowan, 30 Oct 1993

Building: CO. MEATH, BEAU PARC
Date: ?
Nature: Alterations, for Gustavus Lambart.
Refs: Information from Caroline Treffgarne, in letter to A. Rowan, 30 Oct 1993; Christine Casey & Alistair Rowan, The Buildings of Ireland: North Leinster (1993), 158

Building: CO. LOUTH, BLACK HALL
Date: ?
Nature: Rectangular 3-bay, 2-storey house, 'built for the Pentland family in a style greatly reminiscent of Francis Johnston'.
Refs: Christine Casey & Alistair Rowan, The Buildings of Ireland: North Leinster (1993), 206

Building: CO. WESTMEATH, MOATE (NEAR), GLEBE HOUSE (BALLYLOUGHLOE PARISH?)
Date: ?
Nature: Billy English in communication to E.McParland suggests that the glebe house near Moate, mentioned in letter from FJ, is the glebe house at Mount Temple (Ballyloughloe parish) near Moate.
Refs: 'A letter from Francis Johnston', BIGS 6 (no. 1), Jan-Mar 1963, 4

Building: CO. MEATH, ANNESBROOK
Date: ?
Nature: Attribution to FJ suggested by Rowan & Casey. For Henry Smith?
Refs: Christine Casey & Alistair Rowan, The Buildings of Ireland: North Leinster (1993), 255

Building: CO. LOUTH, KILLINCOOLE, GLEBE HOUSE
Date: ?
Nature: Attr. to FJ by Casey & Rowan.
Refs: 'A letter from Francis Johnston', BIGS 6 (no. 1), Jan-Mar 1963, 4; Christine Casey & Alistair Rowan, The Buildings of Ireland: North Leinster (1993), 463

Building: CO. WEXFORD, NEW ROSS, CHURCH STREET, CHURCH OF ST MARY (CI)
Date: ?
Nature: -
Refs: 'A letter from Francis Johnston', BIGS 6 (no. 1), Jan-Mar 1963, 4

Building: CO. CAVAN, CAVAN, INN
Date: ?
Nature: -
Refs: 'A letter from Francis Johnston', BIGS 6 (no. 1), Jan-Mar 1963, 4

Building: CO. CAVAN, CLOVER HILL
Date: ?
Nature: Adds., for James Saunderson.
Refs: Unsigned, undated ground floor plan in IAA, Murray collection, no. 216 (see Murray Collection catalogue, p. 101); payments for Clover Hill in NLI, MS. 9492 (IAA, Edward McParland files, Acc.2008/44); 'A letter from Francis Johnston', BIGS 6 (no. 1), Jan-Mar 1963, 4

Building: CO. WESTMEATH, CASTLEPOLLARD, CHURCH OF ST MICHAEL AND ALL ANGELS (CI, RATHGRAFFE PARISH)
Date: ?
Nature: Plans prepared by FJ but not executed.
Refs: 'A letter from Francis Johnston', BIGS 6 (no. 1), Jan-Mar 1963, 4

Building: CO. MEATH, GALTRIM HOUSE
Date: ?
Nature: 4-bay, 2-storey, with single storey wings. Built for Rev. Vesey Dawson, rector of Galtrim. Also gate lodge.
Refs: Photostat of plan of 'glebe house for Galtrim' in NLI, AD 1951-2027; memoir of FJ by William Murray, IB 58, 8 Apr 1916, 171; 'A letter from Francis Johnston', BIGS 6 (no. 1), Jan-Mar 1963, 3; Maurice Craig, Classic Irish Houses of the Middle Size (London, 1976), 157-8; Christine Casey & Alistair Rowan, The Buildings of Ireland: North Leinster (1993), 299-300; Frank Mitchell, 'The evolution of Townley Hall', BIGS 30 (1987), 18,19(illus.)

Building: CO. LOUTH, ROKEBY HALL (DUNLEER)
Date: ?
Nature: For Richard Robinson, Archbishop of Armagh.
Refs: Drawings, 2 dated 1796, in NLI, AD 1551,1552,1567,1568; 'A letter from Francis Johnston', BIGS 6 (no. 1), Jan-Mar 1963, 1-2; E. McParland, 'Francis Johnston, Architect', BIGS 12 (nos. 3 & 4), Jul-Dec 1969, 73(illus.),75-76

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, CASTLE STREET, DUBLIN CASTLE
Date: ?
Nature: Redevelopment of Ship St area of Castle precincts. With William Murray.
Refs: C. O'Connor & J. O'Regan, eds., Public Works: the architecture of the Office of Public Works 1837-1987 (AAI, 1987), 11

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, CASTLE STREET, DUBLIN CASTLE
Date: ?
Nature: Quartermaster General's office
Refs: 'A letter from Francis Johnston', BIGS 6 (no. 1), Jan-Mar 1963, 3

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, CASTLE STREET, DUBLIN CASTLE
Date: ?
Nature: Adjutant General's office
Refs: 'A letter from Francis Johnston', BIGS 6 (no. 1), Jan-Mar 1963, 3

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, ECCLES STREET, NO. 064
Date: ?
Nature: Folly belfry in garden.
Refs: NLI MS 11,938 (IAA, Edward McParland files, Acc.2008/44); illustrated in watercolour by Henry Kirchoffer, exhibited 1832 (Coll: Knight of Glin; reproduced in Ann Crookshank and The Knight of Glin, The Painters of Ireland (1978), pl. 158); another view in oils is in the collection of Johnston's collateral descendant, Caroline Treffgarne

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, HENRIETTA STREET, KING'S INNS
Date: ?
Nature: Proposed wings; proposed range of barristers'chambers.
Refs: 2 drawings in collection of Mrs Desmond Forde, Seaforde, Co. Down, see Irish Architectural Drawings (1965), p.9, no. 19.

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, PHOENIX PARK, VICE-REGAL LODGE
Date: ?
Nature: Dairy (attr.)
Refs: Undated elevation of rustic dairy, attr. to FJ, in IAA, Murray Collection, no. 713 (see Murray Collection catalogue, p. 217);  Christine Casey, The Buildings of Ireland: Dublin (2005), 294.

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, PHOENIX PARK, VICE-REGAL LODGE
Date: ?
Nature: Addition of 3-bay wings, north and south porticos.
Refs: NA/SPO 554/403/13 (IAA, Edward McParland files, Acc.2008/44); 'A letter from Francis Johnston [to J.N.Brewer]', BIGS 6 (no. 1), Jan-Mar 1963, 3; Dublin Penny Journal 2 (1934-35), 388; DB 1, 1 Oct 1859, 132; 'Aras an Uachtarain: the house and its furnishings', Oibre 5 (Jul 1967), 2, says that FJ added north portico in 1807 and south portico and wings in 1815-16 but SPO ref. above says north portico was built in 1813 and IB 42, 15 Apr 1900, 335, says wings were built for Earl of Hardwick (Viceroy 1801-6); north portico for Duke of Richmond (Viceroy 1807-1813); S. portico for Lord Whitworth (Viceroy 1813-1818); AJ 52, 13 Oct 1920, 396;  Christine Casey, The Buildings of Ireland: Dublin (2005), 292-3,294..

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, TOWNSEND STREET, WESTMORELAND LOCK HOSPITAL
Date: ?
Nature: Addition of wings.
Refs: Drawings in IAA, Murray Collection, nos. 810-812 (see Murray Collection catalogue, pp. 241-2); 'A letter from Francis Johnston', BIGS 6 (no. 1), Jan-Mar 1963, 3

Building: CO. ARMAGH, ARMAGH, PALACE DEMESNE, ARCHBISHOP'S PALACE
Date: ?
Nature: Addition of top storey and porch for Archbishop John George de la Poer Beresford.
Refs: Edward Rogers, Topographical Sketches of Armagh & Tyrone (1874), 9-10; R. McKinstry, R. Oram, R. Weatherup, P. Wilson, The Buildings of Armagh (UAHS, 1992), 171-173

Author Title Date Details
Anon. 'Biographical Sketches: Francis Johnston, RHA' 1859 DB 1, 1 Oct 1859, 131.
Betjeman, John 'Francis Johnston, an Irish architect' 1942 IB 84, 28 Mar 1942, 121-2. (Lecture to AAI, 10 Mar 1942.)
Betjeman, John 'Francis Johnston, Irish architect' 1946 Myfanwy Evans (ed.), The Pavilion (London, 1946), 20-38.
Catterson-smith, Etta 'What Dublin owes to Francis Johnston' 1902 The Lady of the House, 15 Jan 1902, 3-4. (Article based on notes on FJ compiled by Thomas Drew.)
Henchy, Patrick 'Francis Johnston, architect, 1760-1829' 1950 Dublin Historical Record 11, no. 1 (Dec 1949-Feb 1950), 1-16.
Johnston, Francis 'A letter from Francis Johnston' 1863 BIGS 6, no. 1 (Jan-Mar 1963), 1-5. (Letter from FJ to J.N. Brewer, 29 Feb 1820, listing his most important works. Also printed in article in Dublin Historical Record 11, no. 1 (Dec 1949-Feb 1950), 1-16.)
Mcparland, Edward 'Francis Johnston, architect, 1760-1829' 1969;1972 BIGS 12, nos. 3 & 4 (Jul-Dec 1969), 62-139,; republished in two parts in Plan 3, no. 3 (Dec-Jan 1972), 10-12, and Plan 3, no. 4.
O'lochlainn, C. 'Francis Johnston; Architect' 1942 The Irish Book Lover (May 1972), ?.