Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Architect and 'CE', of Dublin. John McCurdy, who was born in Dublin circa 1824, was probably a younger son of William McCurdy, who was living at 20 Denzille Street from 1834 or earlier.(1) He received his professional training in the office of FREDERICK DARLEY FREDERICK DARLEY , architect to Trinity College, Dublin, and succeeded BENJAMIN HOLEBROOK  BENJAMIN HOLEBROOK as clerk of works at Trinity in the spring of 1850 at a salary of £25 per quarter.(2) With the erection of the new museum building at Trinity in 1855, he became 'inspector on new buildings' at a salary £28 per quarter, as well as receiving fees as superintending architect.(3) It was presumably at this point that he became the official college architect, a post which he retained until his death.(4)

In 1872 McCurdy formed a partnership with WILLIAM MANSFIELD MITCHELL  WILLIAM MANSFIELD MITCHELL which practised from Leinster Steet as MCCURDY & MCCURDY & amp; MITCHELL  MITCHELL until 1882.(5) Thereafter the directories give the Office of Works at Trinity as McCurdy's only business address. He died at the relatively early age ot sixty-one(6) at Elsinore, Dalkey,(7) on 12 September 1885 and was buried at Deansgrange cemetery on 15 September.(8) He was survived by his widow, Lucy (1836-1928) née Heinekey, whom he had married in 1857(9) and a daughter, Agatha Mary (1858-1927), who was married to Adam S. Findlater.(10)

McCurdy played an active part in the RIAI. He was president for the last ten years of his life; the RIAI minutes record his leading a deputation of architects to wait on the new Viceroy, the Earl of Carnarvon, only six weeks before his death.(11) As president, he advocated an updated constitution for the Institute.(12) He was architect to the Commissioners for Education of Certain Endowed Schools from 1873 or earlier to 1883, and to the Benchers of King's Inns. He was also a Blackrock Township Commissioner from 1864 to 1875, when he resigned because, it was thought, 'from the way in which their business was transacted it could not be got through in a reasonable time'.(13) He appeared frequently as an expert witness in building cases. His pupils and assistants included JAMES JOSEPH FARRALL JAMES JOSEPH FARRALL , EDWARD KAVANAGH EDWARD KAVANAGH , WILLIAM KAYE-PARRY WILLIAM KAYE-PARRY , ALBERT EDWARD MURRAY  ALBERT EDWARD MURRAY and FREDERICK WILLIAM STOKES.& FREDERICK WILLIAM STOKES.& #160;  In his spare time, McCurdy was a keen yachtsman and in 1881 designed a four-ton cutter for fellow yachtsman George Orr Wilson, of Dunardagh, Temple Road, Blackrock.(14)

AAI: elected member, November 1872.(15)
RIAI:(16) transferred from member to fellow, 22 April 1854;(17) reads paper on adaptability of style to purpose and design, 20 May 1854;(18) auditor, 1855-1865 (data missing for 1862 and 1863); council member, 1865-68; vice-president, 1868-1874; president, 1874-1885; chairs conference on Irish architects and public buildings, 1880;(19) resolution passed on his death, October 1885.(20)

RIBA: elected fellow, 28 February 1876, having been proposed by THOMAS NEWENHAM DEANE THOMAS NEWENHAM DEANE , WILLIAM HENRY LYNN  WILLIAM HENRY LYNN and THOMAS DREW. THOMAS DREW. (21)
GLFI: admitted Lodge 50 (Dublin), 1853; junior warden, 1855, senior warden, 1855.(22)

Addresses:(23) Work: as Home, below, until 1856; 14 Trinity College, 1857-1861; 1 Harcourt Place, 1862-1865; 10 Leinster Street, 1866-1870; 7 Leinster Street, 1871-1873; 10 Leinster Street, 1874-1882; Office of Works, Trinity College, 1883-1885. Home: 20 Denzille Street, <=1834->=1854; 34 Westland Row, <=1856-1861; St Alban's. Albany Avenue, Monkstown, 1862-69; The Cottage, Newtown Park, Blackrock, 1870->=1872; 11 Trafalgar Terrace, Monkstown, <=1874->=1875; Chesterfield House, Cross Avenue, Blackrock, <=1877-1885; Elsinore, 25 Coliemore Road, Dalkey, at time of death.(24)

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References

All information in this entry not otherwise accounted for is from the notice of McCurdy's death in IB 27, 15 Sep 1885, 251, from Pettigrew & Oulton's and Thom's directories, and from Alex Findlater (letter to AMR of 15 Jul 1999).

(1) By 1844 Luke McCurdy, who may have been an elder brother, is also listed at this address, and by 1846 William McCurdy, Luke McCurdy, solicitor, and John McCurdy, architect, are all shown as living in the house. They remained in Denzille Street until 1854, when they moved to 34 Westland Row. In 1861, Luke having disappeared, William and John moved to separate addresses in Monkstown, William to Marino Lodge, Monkstown Road, which had been occupied for the previous ten years by a J. McCurdy. Alexander McCurdy, college porter, of Upper Erne street appears in the directories of 1845 to 1852.
(2) TCD Muniments, MUN/P/2/317/28-31; he supervised the erection of the Museum building in the early 1850s, and his business address appears as 14 Trinity College in the directories for 1858-61.
(3) TCD Muniments, MUN/P/2/345/22-25.
(4) For an account of his work at Trinity, see E. McParland, 'The College Buildings', in C.H. Holland, ed., Trinity College Dublin and the idea of a university (1991), 153-184.
(5) The directories suggest that the partnership with Mitchell may have loosened after 1880, after which the name 'McCurdy & Mitchell', though not those of the two architects individually, ceases to appear under the 10 Leinster Street address. Both men continued to work from the same building until 1882.
(6) His age at death is given as 61 in the Deansgrange Cemetery records but as 62 in the printed sources.
(7) According to the directories this house belonged to Thomas W. Hughes.
(8) Notice of funeral in Freeman's Journal, 16 Sep 1885, states that he was buried in the family vault under the mortuary chapel, whereas he is actually buried in Plot 19-HS-South; according to the Deansgrange cemetery records, Mrs McCurdy had bought the plot on 14 September. For details of his will, see M. Daly, M. Hearn & P. Pearson, Dublin's Victorian Houses (1998), 160-161.
(9) Index to act or grant books and to original wills of the diocese of Dublin, 1800-1858, 669.
(10) Deansgrange Cemetery records.
(11) RIAI minutes, 1 Aug 1885, 215.
(12) IB 20, 1 Feb 1878, 46, and Architect19, 9 Feb 1878, 85. See Frederick O'Dwyer, 'The Foundation and early years of the RIAI', 150 Years of Architecture in Ireland: RIAI 1839-1989 (1989), 20; it is not clear from O'Dwyer's account whether the reforms proposed in 1878 were carried through.
(13) IB 17, 1 Jan 1875, 3.
(14) Irish Times, 3 Aug 1881, 7.
(15) IB 14, 15 Oct,15 Nov 1872, 281,313.
(16) From Jones's transcripts from RIAI lists of officers and Thom's directories, unless otherwise stated.
(17) B 12, 6 May 1854, 278.
(18) B 12, 17 May 1854, 278.
(19) B 39, ? ? 1880, 189; se also O'Dwyer, op. cit., above, 19.
(20) B 49, 24 Oct 1885, 568; council meeting minutes, 1 Nov 1885, 300.
(21) Directory of British Architects 1834-1914 (RIBA 2001), II, 97.
(22) GLFI archives.
(23) From Pettigrew & Oulton's, Thom's and Post Office directories and Jones's transcripts therefrom unless otherwise stated.
(24) See notes 6 & 7, above.


152 work entries listed in chronological order for MCCURDY, JOHN


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Building: CO. DERRY, BALLYKELLY, GLEBE HOUSE (TAMLAGHT FINLAGAN PARISH)
Date: 1851
Nature: Plans for same by ?JMcC.
Refs: Undated plans, elevations & sections in IAA, McCurdy & Mitchell Collection, 82/49.39

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, COLLEGE GREEN, TRINITY COLLEGE
Date: 1852
Nature: Paid £10-10s for design for Lincoln Place entrance.
Refs: TCD Muniments, MUN/P/2/320/14

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, COLLEGE GREEN, TRINITY COLLEGE, MUSEUM
Date: 1852-55
Nature: JMcC winner of competition and responsible for plan and internal arrangements. Building carried out in conjunction with Deane, Son, & Woodward, who designed elevations.
Refs: Letter from McCurdy, published in B 11, 16 Apr 1853, 251; 12, 19 Aug 1854, 443; APSD, II, D, 77;  Civil Engineer and Architect's Journal 18, 48, Pl.7(illus.);  DB 2, 1 Feb 1860, 196; B 18, 7 Jul 1860, 435; Eve Blau, Ruskinian Gothic (1982), 153-4,pl.160; Frederick O'Dwyer, The Architecture of Deane and Woodward (1997), 135-138,149;  Christine Casey, The Buildings of Ireland: Dublin (2005), 405.

Building: CO. ARMAGH, ARMAGH, MASONIC HALL
Date: 1854
Nature: JMcC presents 'gratuitous' set of plans for new hall and also subscribes to erection of same..
Refs: B 10, 23 Oct 1852, 677; 11, 2 Jul 1853, 424; 12, 18 Feb 1854, 89;  Armagh Guardian, 13 May 1853.

Building: CO. KILDARE, NAAS, COUNTY GAOL
Date: 1856
Nature: JMcC wins £50 premium for best plan for enlarging gaol on separate system. New wing to be erected and old wings connected by corridors to central bulding, which will be converted into an inspection hall.To cost £9,000. Work completed by Aug 1861.
Refs: B 14, 6 Sep 1856, 490; 15, 18 Jul 1857, 409; Civil Engineer and Architect's Journal 19 (Oct 1856), 358;  DB 3, 1 Apr,1 Aug 1861, 472,591.

Building: ENGLAND, LIVERPOOL (LANCASHIRE), WELLINGTON TESTIMONIAL
Date: 1856
Nature: Competition entrant.
Refs: Design exh. RHA 1858, no. 320

Building: CO. DUBLIN, KILLINEY, GLENALUA ROAD, GLENALUA LODGE
Date: 1856
Nature: Add. for Samuel Waterhouse.
Refs: Drawings, &c., 1856, in IAA, McCurdy & Mitchell Collection, 79/17, Bin III, Roll 5

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, COLLEGE GREEN, TRINITY COLLEGE, LIBRARY (OLD)
Date: 1857
Nature: Unexecuted proposal for new roof, turned down by Board in favour of that of Deane & Woodward.
Refs: Frederick O'Dwyer, The Architecture of Deane and Woodward (1997), 350-354

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, HAWKINS STREET, THEATRE ROYAL
Date: 1857-58
Nature: Repair, decoration, alts. Reopened Easter Monday after renovations costing £3,000.
Refs: B 15, 10 Oct 1857, 585; 16, 30 Jan 1858, 73; B 16, 10 Apr 1858, 250; APSD II, D, 77

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, INCHICORE ROAD, KILMAINHAM GAOL
Date: 1857-59
Nature: JMcC wins 1st prize in competition (announced, May 1857) for remodelling and enlarging gaol to convert it to separate system. Contractor for iron roofing: Turner & Gibson.
Refs: B 15, 20 Jun 1857, 353; DB 1, 1 Jul 1859, 89; B 17, 2 Jul 1859, 444; APSD II, D, 76; undated drawings in NLI, AD 1702-1705; see also plans of 1844 in IAA, McCurdy & Mitchell Collection, 82/49.71

Building: CO. KILDARE, GOWRAN GRANGE (NAAS)
Date: 1857;1872
Nature: Tudor Revival house, 'built partly 1857 and partly 1872 for John Fock, 4th Baron de Robeck' (Bence Jones), but see also Lanyon & Lynn.
Refs: Mark Bence-Jones,  Burke’s Guide to Country Houses. Volume I, Ireland. (London, 1978), 144.

Building: CO. KILDARE, NAAS, MAIN STREET NORTH, TOWN HALL
Date: 1857p
Nature: Town hall to be built to designs by JM, 1857, in 13th cent Gothic style, with Gothic arcade on ground floor, &c. Aparently unexecuted as old gaol had been converted into town hall by Aug 1861.
Refs: B 15, 18 Jul 1857, 410; DB 3, 1 Aug 1861,472

Building: CO. FERMANAGH, ENNISKILLEN, PORTORA ROYAL SCHOOL
Date: 1858-61;1865-67
Nature: Alts. & adds., 1858-61. Further adds., 1865-1867. Estimated cost: £5,697. (Contractor for latter: William Campbell, Enniskillen.)
Refs: B 16, 30 Jan 1858, 73; DB 3, 1 Aug 1861, 591; 7, 15 Jan,15 May 1865, 26,132 (See also drawings, &c., in IAA, McCurdy & Mitchell Collection, 79/17, Bin X, Roll 3, and 82/49.85); IAA, PKS B03/18, B05/32, A03 (1865-1868, p.73v), L1 (pp.800,830,851)

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, FLEET STREET, NO. 024-26 (WILLIAM FRY & CO.)
Date: 1859
Nature: Extension of premises.
Refs: DB 1, 1 Jun 1859, 71

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, LEESON PARK, MOLYNEUX CHURCH & ASYLUM (CI)
Date: 1859
Nature: JMcC unsuccessful competition entrant.
Refs: Design exh. RHA 1859, nos. 318,347; DB 1, 1 Jan,1 Apr,1 Jun 1859, 8,43,70

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, O'CONNELL STREET LOWER, NO. 030 (MARSH & CO.)
Date: 1859
Nature: rebuilding of premises of Marsh & Co, jewellers & silversmiths.
Refs: DB 1, 1 Nov 1859, 145; B 17, 12 Nov 1859, 750

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, SANDYMOUNT, HOUSES (002)
Date: 1859
Nature: -
Refs: Plan & elevations in IAA, McCurdy & Mitchell Collection, 82/49.19

Building: CO. ROSCOMMON, ROSCOMMON, INFIRMARY
Date: 1859
Nature: Tenders invited for enlarging same, May 1859.
Refs: Freeman's Journal, 2 May 1859.

Building: CO. DOWN, DROMANTINE HOUSE (NEWRY)
Date: 1859-61
Nature: Unexecuted proposal followed by more ambitious and largely executed scheme for extensive alts. and adds., for Arthur Charles Innes.  Contractor: Beardwood. £6,000.
Refs: Drawings for first scheme,1859, in IAA McCurdy & Mitchell Collection, Acc.82/49.66, and for second scheme, 1860, in Acc.79/17; DB 2, 1 Dec 1860, 380; design exh. RHA 1863, no. 490

Building: CO. DERRY, DERRY, BISHOP STREET, IMPERIAL HOTEL
Date: 1860
Nature: About to be enlarged after plans by Mr McCurdy. Tenders invited.
Refs: DB 2, 1 Dec 1860, 380

Building: CO. DERRY, DERRY, BISHOP STREET, IMPERIAL HOTEL
Date: 1860
Nature: To be enlarged. Tenders sought.
Refs: Plans, elevation & sectionin IAA, McCurdy & Mitchell Collection, 82/49.79; DB 2, 1 Dec 1860, 380

Building: CO. WATERFORD, CLONEA HOUSE (DUNGARVAN)
Date: 1860
Nature: Alts. & adds. Tenders invited.
Refs: DB 2, 1 Jul 1860, 301

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, DAME STREET, NO. 032 (DONEGAN)
Date: 1860
Nature: Alts. to premises of Mr Donegan, watchmaker.
Refs: Drawings, &c., 1860, in IAA, McCurdy & Mitchell Collection, 79/17, Bin VIII, Roll 18; DB 2, 1 Dec 1860, 380

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, NORTH WALL QUAY, NO. 055 (PRINCE OF WALES HOTEL)
Date: 1860
Nature: Works carried out un JMcC's direction.
Refs: DB 2, 1 Dec 1860, 380

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, TEMPLE ROAD (RATHMINES), HOUSES
Date: 1860
Nature: For George Sykes.
Refs: Drawings, &c., 1860, in IAA, McCurdy & Mitchell Collection, Bin XII, Roll 3

Building: CO. TYRONE, DUNGANNON, NORTHLAND ROW, ROYAL SCHOOL
Date: 1860-61
Nature: Alts. & adds. including new wing adjoining Armagh Road. In progress Dec 1860. Builder: William Geatens (Dungannon). Work completed by Aug 1861 but further accommodation needed. JM instructed to prepare plans for same.
Refs: DB 2, 1 Dec 1860, 380; 3, 1 Aug 1861, 591; B 18, 22 Dec 1860, 825

Building: CO. KILDARE, HARRISTOWN HOUSE (KILCULLEN)
Date: 1860;1864
Nature: Extensive alts., for John La Touche. Contractor: Beardwood.
Refs: DB 2, 1 Dec 1860, 380; Frederick O'Dwyer, The Architecture of Deane and Woodward (1997), 369

Building: CO. KILDARE, STRAFFAN HOUSE
Date: 1860ca
Nature: Proposed Turkish bath in basement for Nathaniel Barton;  baths 'arranged' by John Enraght Scriven.
Refs: 3 sheets of drawings in IAA, McCurdy & Mitchell Collection, Straffan drawings, Bin VI, Roll 36b (Acc. 79/17).

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, SIMMONSCOURT, HOUSE
Date: 1860s?
Nature: Proposed new, 2-storey, gabled house with Gothic details yellow brick with red brick dressings, for W. Nolan, Esq. (Possibly by William Mansfield Mitchell rather than JM or by McCurdy & Mitchell).)
Refs: Unsigned, undated plans, elevations, section in  IAA, McCurdy & Mitchell Collection, 79/17, T173.

Building: CO. MONAGHAN, MONAGHAN, COUNTY GAOL
Date: 1861
Nature: Adds. & alts. to be made.
Refs: IAA, PKS L1 (pp.240,241,243-5,252); DB 3, 1 Sep 1861, 620

Building: CO. KILDARE, NAAS, MAIN STREET SOUTH, COUNTY COURT HOUSE
Date: 1861
Nature: Alts.
Refs: DB 3, 1 Apr,1 Aug 1861, 472,591

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, BURLINGTON PLACE, MASONIC FEMALE ORPHAN SCHOOL
Date: 1861
Nature: JMcC wins competition for extensive adds. & internal alts. £1,000. Contractor: John Nolan, Meredyth Pl.
Refs: B 18, 28 Apr 1860, 267; DB 3, 1 Jan 1861, 389

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, COLLEGE GREEN, TRINITY COLLEGE, STEWARD'S LODGE
Date: 1861
Nature: New Italianate lodge for Chief Steward being erected. Builder: Fetherstone. Cost: £900.
Refs: DB 3, 15 Jan 1861, 409; B 19, 9 Feb 1861, 97

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, GRAFTON STREET, NO. 064 (LAMBERT, BRIEN & CO.)
Date: 1861
Nature: Alts.
Refs: Drawings, &c., 1864, in IAA, McCurdy & Mitchell Collection, 79/17, Bin V, Roll 21

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, KILDARE STREET, NO. 006 (ROYAL COLLEGE OF PHYSICIANS)
Date: 1861
Nature: JMcC awarded 2nd premium (£50) in limited compeititon.
Refs: Freeman's Journal, 27 Jul 1861;  DB 4, 1 Sep 1862, 215,220(illus.)

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, O'CONNELL STREET UPPER, NO. 062 (LEWIS HEINEKEY)
Date: 1861
Nature: Alts. and remodelling of premises to create extensive wine stores & vaults for Lewis Heineky, wine merchant. Builder: J. Nolan. Estimated cost about £800.
Refs: DB 3, 15 Jan 1861, 409

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, TRINITY STREET, NO. 010-12 (VYSE & CO.)
Date: 1861
Nature: Conversion of premises into extensive warerooms. Contractor: S. Bolton.
Refs: DB 3, 15 Jan 1861, 409

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, NASSAU STREET, NO. 024 (BROWNE & NOLAN)
Date: 1861-62
Nature: New warehouse with 'Lombardo-Venetian' facade. Carving by Abbey & Harrison. Head of Caxton terminates corbel under oriel. Contractor: Beardwood.
Refs: B 19, 24 Aug 1861, 585; DB 3, 1 Jul 1861, 564; 4, 1 May 1862, 112;  Irish Times, 14 Nov 1862;  design exh. RHA 1863, no. 469; The Industries of Dublin (London: Spencer Blackett, n.d.), 56(illus.)

Building: CO. CLARE, DROMORE HOUSE (RUAN)
Date: 1862
Nature: Unexecuted design in Ruskinian style for Thomas Crowe.
Refs: Drawings &c. in IAA, McCurdy & Mitchell Collection, Bin VIII, Roll 5; Frederick O'Dwyer, The Architecture of Deane and Woodward (Cork University Press, 1997), 407

Building: ?, ?, HOUSE
Date: 1862
Nature: For J. Pim.
Refs: Drawings &c. in IAA, McCurdy & Mitchell Collection, Bin VII, Roll 35

Building: CO. WESTMEATH, KNOCKDRIN CASTLE
Date: 1862
Nature: New castellated entrance on Mullingar side of demesne, for Sir Richard Levinge, Bt..
Refs: DB 4, 1 Feb 1862, 33; 5, 15 Jun 1863, 101; design exh. RHA 1863, no. 462

Building: CO. DUBLIN, BLACKROCK, CROSS AVENUE, HOUSE (MARY VILLA?)
Date: 1862
Nature: Spacious mansion on N side of Cross Ave, with red brick front, porch and oriel windows being erected for Joseph Johnson, jeweller, of Suffolk St. Builder: Gregory Murphy. To cost about £1,200.
Refs: DB 4, 1 Nov 1862, 278

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, ABBEY STREET LOWER, NO. 005 (SHIP HOTEL)
Date: 1862
Nature: Alts. & imps. Builder: John Cunningham, Dalkey.
Refs: DB 4, 1 Nov 1862, 275

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, COLLEGE GREEN, TRINITY COLLEGE, RACQUET COURT
Date: 1862
Nature: To be erected. Contractor: J. Nolan.
Refs: DB 4, 15 Jun 1862, 155

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, INCHICORE ROAD, KILMAINHAM GAOL
Date: 1862
Nature: Female side to be remodelled.
Refs: DB 4, 15 Jun 1862, 155

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, MERRION, HOUSES (002)
Date: 1862
Nature: 2 semi-detached houses to be completed.
Refs: DB 4, 1 Mar 1862, 58

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, NORTH WALL QUAY, NO. 071 (DUBLIN & GLASGOW STEAM PACKET CO.)
Date: 1862
Nature: New offices & goods stores adjoining sawmills of Mssrs. Martin. Contractor: S. Bolton.
Refs: Drawings, &c., 1862, in IAA, McCurdy & Mitchell Collection, 79/17, Bin VIII, Roll 2; DB 4, 15 Jun 1862, 155

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, SIR JOHN ROGERSON'S QUAY, NO. 063? (PERRIN)
Date: 1862
Nature: New corn stores in course of erection next to those of Mssrs. Pim. Ringsend Floating docks dried to allow building of foundations. Contractor: D. Crowe & Sons.
Refs: DB 4, 15 Jun 1862, 158

Building: CO. DUBLIN, MONKSTOWN, BELGRAVE SQUARE, HOUSES
Date: 1862
Nature: Terraces of houses on N. & E. sides of square, for Robert Gray, Esq. Five of houseson E. side have been completed; terrace on N. to be commenced immediately.
Refs: DB 4, 1 Feb 1862, 33; illus. in Peter Pearson, Between the Mountains and the Sea (Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council, 1998),195

Building: CO. DUBLIN, MONKSTOWN, CHURCH (CI)
Date: 1862
Nature: Addition of chancel. Contractor: George Farrell.
Refs: Drawing(s), dated Oct 1862, in RCB Library, portfolio 15; DB 4, 15 Jul,1 Aug 1862, 185,199; IB 11, 15 Feb 1869, 51; Étain Murphy, A Glorious Extravaganza: the history of Monkstown Parish Church(2203), 79-87

Building: CO. DUBLIN, RATHFARNHAM, COLLEGE ROAD, ST COLUMBA'S COLLEGE
Date: 1862
Nature: Addition of new dormitory above dining hall. Contractor: Gahan.
Refs: DB 4, 15 Jun 1862, 155; for description see Fred W. Attwood, 'History of St Columba's College', The Columban Annual (1933), 49-50

Building: CO. TYRONE, CASTLEDERG, POLICE BARRACKS
Date: 1863
Nature: To be altered as part of improvements to town by J.G. Smyly, QC, carried out by Mr Mullion (sic), Omagh, and Mr W. Naught, Castlederg.
Refs: DB 5, 15 Feb 1863, 33

Building: CO. TYRONE, CASTLEDERG, MARKET PLACE
Date: 1863
Nature: To be laid out as part of improvements to town by J.G. Smyly, QC, carried out by Mr Mullion(sic), Omagh, and Mr W. Naught, Castlederg.
Refs: DB 5, 15 Feb 1863, 33

Building: CO. TYRONE, CASTLEDERG, SHOPS
Date: 1863
Nature: Range of superior business houses to be erected as part of improvements to town by J.G. Smyly, QC, carried out by Mr Mullion (sic), Omagh, and Mr W. Naught, Castlederg.
Refs: DB 5, 15 Feb 1863, 33

Building: CO. TYRONE, CASTLEDERG, COURT HOUSE
Date: 1863
Nature: To be erected as part of improvements to town by J.G. Smyly, QC, carried out by Mr Mullion, Omagh, and Mr W. Naught, Castlederg.
Refs: Undated, plans, elevations, sections in IAA, McCurdy & Mitchell Collection, 82/49.105; DB 5, 15 Feb 1863, 33

Building: CO. TYRONE, CASTLEDERG, HOUSES
Date: 1863
Nature: Labourers' cottages of comfortable and healthful character built, as part of improvements to town by J.G. Smyly, QC, carried out by Mr Mullion(sic), Omagh, and Mr W. Naught, Castlederg.
Refs: DB 5, 15 Feb 1863, 33

Building: CO. TYRONE, CASTLEDERG, HOTEL
Date: 1863
Nature: Enlarged, as part of improvements to town by J.G. Smyly, QC, carried out by Mr Mullion (sic), Omagh, and Mr W. Naught, Castlederg.
Refs: DB 5, 15 Feb 1863, 33

Building: CO. MAYO, EDMONDSTOWN HOUSE (BALLAGHADERREEN)
Date: 1863
Nature: New house, for Captain Arthur Robert George Costello. 15th c. Italian Gothic. Contractor: Matthew Gahan. To cost £4,000 to £5,000. (Bought in 1892 for use as diocesan seminary.)
Refs: Design exh. RHA 1863, no. 456; DB 5, 15 Feb,15 Jul 1863, 33,101;  illus. in Liam Swords, Achonry and its churches (Strasbourg: Éditions du Signe, 2007), 46.

Building: CO. CARLOW, BURTON HALL
Date: 1863
Nature: Extensive alts. commenced, for William Fitzwilliam Burton. Contractor: J.F. Lynch, Carlow.
Refs: DB 5, 1 Jun 1863, 98; (Drawings for Pollacton and Burton Hall, 1863-71, in IAA, McCurdy & Mitchell Collection, 79/17, Bin III, Roll 1)

Building: CO. DUBLIN, BLACKROCK, CROSS AVENUE (CORNER OF), HOUSE
Date: 1863
Nature: Detached residence for C. Goggin, Esq., to be built at cost of about £2,000. Builder: G. Murphy, Williamstown.
Refs: DB 5, 15 Apr 1863, 69

Building: CO. DUBLIN, BLACKROCK, TEMPLE ROAD, CRAIGMORE
Date: 1863
Nature: Spacious residence commenced for William Hogg, Esq. Contractor: Moyers. To cost about £6,000.
Refs: IAA, PKS L1 (p.730,752); DB 5, 15 Apr 1863, 69

Building: CO. DUBLIN, STILLORGAN ROAD (BOOTERSTOWN), ST HELEN'S
Date: 1863
Nature: Extensive alts. & adds., for Viscount Gough. Builder: M. Kennedy & Son.
Refs: DB 5, 15 Feb 1863, 33

Building: CO. DUBLIN, RATHFARNHAM, BALLYBODEN ROAD, FONTHILL ABBEY
Date: 1863
Nature: To be remodelled in Scottish Baronial style, for Hon. F.H. Needham.
Refs: DB 5, 1 Jun 1863, 98

Building: CO. KILKENNY, LYRATH
Date: 1863-1866
Nature: Restoration and remodelling in Italian Renaissance style for Sir Charles Cuffe. Contractor: Beardwood. Estimated cost £5,000.
Refs: DB 5, 15 Apr 1863, 69; drawings, &c., 1866, in IAA, McCurdy & Mitchell Collection, 79/17.56; also Acc.2002/173.1

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, BLOOMFIELD AVENUE (DONNYBROOK), ROYAL HOSPITAL FOR INCURABLES
Date: 1863-64
Nature: Erection of consumptive ward and? new wing & laundry (Contractor for new wing: John Nolan, Meredyth Pl)
Refs: Drawings, &c., in IAA, McCurdy & Mitchell Collection, 79/17, Bin V, Roll 31; DB 5, 15 Sep,1 Dec 1863, 157,197; 6, 1 Dec 1864, 249; 39, 1 Feb 1897, 31; C. Brady, History of the Hospital for Incurables (1865), 23

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUN LAOGHAIRE, GRESHAM TERRACE, ROYAL MARINE HOTEL
Date: 1863-65
Nature: J.McC appointed architect for new hotel. Thomas A. Kelly superintending architect. Plans 'materially altered from original designs', consisting of addition of wing to E side of existing Royal Hotel. Tenders invited Nov 1863. Opened Sep 1865. Contractor: Cockburn. Cost up to Oct 1865, £25,000.
Refs: Drawings, &c., for hotel and three adjoining houses, 1870, in IAA, McCurdy & Mitchell Collection, 79/17, Bin VII, Rolls 1a,1b,1c; IAA, PKS B03/22, A03 (Aug 1864-Jul 1866, pp.113v, 114), L1(pp.526,535,556-7,564, 665,679, 842-3,865,881-4,887,892,894, 900-02,914,920-21,929,937,951 &c.); DB 5, 15 Jul,15 Nov 1863, 122,183; 7, 6, 1 Jul 1864, 128; 1 Aug,1 Oct 1865, 184,232(illus.); IB 9, 1 May 1867, 107; 27, 15 Sep 1885, 256(illus.) 37, 1 Mar 1895, 60,69(illus.);  Irish Times, 4 Nov 1863.

Building: CO. MONAGHAN, MONAGHAN, DISTRICT LUNATIC ASYLUM
Date: 1863-67;1869
Nature: J.McC wins competition for designing same. Largest asylum in Ireland.  Tenders invited Apr 1864;  opened 17 May 1867. Contractor: Wardropp & Sons, Dublin. Alts. & adds. (?by J.McC), 1869. Also chief medical superintendent's house near entrance.
Refs: IAA, PKS B02/48, B03/10, A03 (May 1864,Apr 1865, p.96v,115v), L1 (pp.628,649-50,657,659,671,702-7,726-8,814,847,856,871,875,878,895, &c.); DB 5, 15 Apr,1 May,1 Sep 1863, 66,79,144; 11, 1 Feb,1 May,1 Jun 1869, 37,111,135; Freeman's Journal, 21 Apr 1864;  B 21, 12 Sep 1863, 660;  Irish Times, , 21 Apr 1864;  illus. in http://www.irish-architecture.com/buildings_ireland/monaghan/monaghan/davnets.html (2008);  Kevin V. Mulligan, The Buildings of Ireland: South Ulster (2013), 479-80.

Building: CO. LOUTH, DROGHEDA, LAURENCE STREET, TOWN HALL (WHITWORTH HALL)
Date: 1864
Nature: Competition entrant.
Refs: Unsigned plans, elevations & sections in IAA, McCurdy & Mitchell Collection, 82/49.30; B 22, 12 Mar 1864, 187

Building: CO. KILDARE, HARRISTOWN HOUSE (KILCULLEN)
Date: 1864
Nature: Grand entrance and gate lodge in Byzantine style 'lately finished' for John La Touche. Local green stone with granite dressings and brick bands; ornamental slate roofs with turrets. Contractor: Joseph Lynch, Carlow.
Refs: DB 6, 1 Aug 1864, 153

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, DAME STREET, NO. 025-26 (WATERHOUSE)
Date: 1864
Nature: Addition of extensive gallery and show room in Greco-Roman style. Builder: Halston. Decoration by John Brenan, Halston St.
Refs: DB 6, 15 May 1864, 94

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, GRAFTON STREET, NO. 002 (YEATES & SON)
Date: 1864
Nature: New, extended shop front and internal fittings of neat character. Contractor: Grant, Pembroke St.
Refs: Plans, elevations and sections of proposed alts, undated, in IAA, McCurdy & Mitchell Collection, 82/49.116; DB 6, 1 Jun 1864, 111

Building: CO. TIPPERARY, CLONMEL, COUNTY GAOL
Date: 1864
Nature: Alts. & adds.
Refs: Irish Times, 5 Apr,10 May 1864; General Advertiser, 16,23,30 Apr 1864

Building: CO. CARLOW, RATHMORE PARK
Date: 1864-65
Nature: Extensive alts. & adds., for Col. Kane Bunbury. Contractor: J.F. Lynch, Carlow.
Refs: Drawings, &c., 1864, in IAA, McCurdy & Mitchell Collection, 82/49.126; DB 7, 1 Jan 1865, 9

Building: CO. DUBLIN, BLACKROCK, MONTPELIER
Date: 1864-65
Nature: New house, offices, gate lodge &c., for G. Orr Wilson. Contractor: W. & A. Roberts.
Refs: IAA PKS B02/31, B02/49, B03/09, B03/27

Building: CO. DUBLIN, MONKSTOWN, SALTHILL, SALTHILL HOTEL
Date: 1864-65
Nature: Enlargement and improvement, including extra storey & mansard roof, giving 23 (or 30?) new bedrooms, for William Parry. Contractor: S.H. Bolton. Cost: £5,000.
Refs: DB 6, 15 Nov 1864, 237; 7, 1 Nov 1865, 254,255(illus.)

Building: ?, ?, GLENHEATE?
Date: 1865
Nature: Builder: M. Gahan & son.
Refs: IAA, PKS L1 (p.898)

Building: CO. LAOIS, HEYWOOD
Date: 1865
Nature: Proposed alts. and mausoleum.
Refs: Plans, elevations, sections, 1865, in IAA, McCurdy & Mitchell Collection, 82/49.91

Building: ENGLAND, BOLTON (LANCASHIRE), TOWN HALL
Date: 1865
Nature: Shortlisted competition entrant.
Refs: DB 7, 1 Feb 1865, 38; 'The new town hall, Bolton', Irish Times, 4 Feb 1865;  B 23, 11 Feb 1865, 107

Building: CO. TIPPERARY, SHANBALLY CASTLE
Date: 1865
Nature: Extensive work to be carrieed out. For 2nd Viscount Lismore.
Refs: DB 7, 1 Oct 1865, 238

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, COLLEGE GREEN, TRINITY COLLEGE
Date: 1865
Nature: Proposed screen wall or arcade and? screen wall between quadrangle and fellows garden. Estimated cost of work of P. Reilly, stonecutter, £262 (3rd estimate)
Refs: IAA, PKS B03/15, A03 (Mar 1865, p.69v)

Building: CO. DUBLIN, BLACKROCK, TEMPLE ROAD, CRAIGMORE
Date: 1865-66
Nature: Entrance and lodge to Craigmore & Dunardagh, for Jonathan Hogg and George Orr Wilson. Contractor: W. & A. Roberts.
Refs: IAA, PKS B03/27

Building: CO. DUBLIN, BLACKROCK, TEMPLE ROAD, DUNARDAGH
Date: 1865-66
Nature: Entrance and lodge to Craigmore & Dunardagh, for Jonathan Hogg and George Orr Wilson. Contractor: W. & A. Roberts. (Gates later relocated to Blackrock bypass).
Refs: IAA, PKS B03/27

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, STEEVENS'S LANE, STEEVENS'S HOSPITAL
Date: 1865;1868
Nature: Altering and raising of hospital buildings, with mansard roof, tower & dome surmounted by a cupola. JMcC wins competition, 1865, but work not carried out until 1868. Contractor: S.H. Bolton. Estimated cost about £6,000.
Refs: Drawings &c, 1868, in IAA, McCurdy & Mitchell Collection, 79/17, Bin XIII, Roll 3;   undated attic floor plan in IAA, Alan Hope Collection, Acc. 86/127, folder 5;  DB 7, 15 Jan 1865, 26; 10, 1 Jun 1868, 144;  Christine Casey, The Buildings of Ireland: Dublin (2005), 683.

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, EARLSFORT TERRACE, EXHIBITION PALACE & WINTER GARDEN
Date: 1865a
Nature: 'Impressive new gates and boundary chains set above rusticated and battered walls' (Casey)
Refs: Christine Casey, The Buildings of Ireland: Dublin (2005), 487.

Building: CO. KILKENNY, KNOCKTOPHER ABBEY
Date: 1866
Nature: Remodelling., for Sir J. Langrishe.
Refs: DB 8, 15 Aug 1866, 209; Frederick O'Dwyer, The Architecture of Deane and Woodward (Cork University Press, 1997), 407

Building: CO. DONEGAL, LIFFORD, GAOL
Date: 1866
Nature: Alts. to convert it to separate system. Estimated cost: £6,000.
Refs: DB 8, 15 Mar 1866, 78

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, CLONTARF, ROAD
Date: 1866
Nature: New road with main sewer on Earl of Howth's property.
Refs: DB 8, 15 Aug 1866, 209

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, MOLESWORTH STREET, NO. 017-18 (FREEMASONS' HALL)
Date: 1866
Nature: Competition entrant (Motto 'Experiar').
Refs: 3 elevations in Grand Lodge of Freemasons, Dublin, Masonic Hall with building committee minutes (information from Marion Gaule), see also Tony Browne, 'A Building Study (2008) of the Freemason's Hall', 25, http://irishmasonicjewels.ie/ (last visited Feb 2010).

Building: CO. DUBLIN, RATHFARNHAM, COLLEGE ROAD, ST COLUMBA'S COLLEGE
Date: 1866
Nature: Cricket pavilion. Cost: £220.
Refs: Fred W. Attwood, 'History of St Columba's College', The Columban Annual (1933), 57

Building: CO. KILDARE, BARRETSTOWN CASTLE (BALLYMORE EUSTACE)
Date: 1866
Nature: Unexecuted design in the Ruskinian style.
Refs: Frederick O'Dwyer, The Architecture of Deane and Woodward (Cork University Press, 1997), 407

Building: CO. DOWN, WOBURN (MILLISLE)
Date: 1866-67
Nature: Extensive alts. & adds. for George Dunbar. Contractor: Fulton, Belfast. Estimated cost £8,000.
Refs: IAA, PKS B03/34; IB 8, 1 May 1866, 119; 9, 1 Apr 1867, 90

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, ST STEPHEN'S GREEN, NO. 027-31 (SHELBOURNE HOTEL)
Date: 1866-67
Nature: Alts. & remodelling. Contractor: S.H. Bolton, S Richmond St. Re-opened Feb 1867.
Refs: Drawings, &c., in IAA, McCurdy & Mitchell Collection, 79/17, Bin IV, Roll 1; DB 8, 1 Jan,1 May 1866, 12,107; IB 9, 1 Mar 1867, 52 (or 53?)(illus.);  Armagh Guardian, 15 Feb 1867;   B 25, 16 Feb 1867, 115;  Christine Casey, The Buildings of Ireland: Dublin (2005), 539.

Building: CO. WICKLOW, BRAY, MAIN STREET, CHURCH OF ST PAUL (CI)
Date: 1866-69
Nature: Adds. & alts. including repewing, new chancel with vestry and organ chamber. Cost: £1,224. Contractor: Edward Crowe, Bray.
Refs: DB 7, 1 Oct 1865, 238; 8, 15 Sep 1866, 229; drawing(s), signed by McCurdy and Crowe and dated 1869, in RCB Library, portfolio 13;  B.H. Blacker, Sketches of Irish Churches (1871-73), ?

Building: CO. KILDARE, CELBRIDGE, HOUSES (004)
Date: 1867
Nature: 4 houses being erected for Col. Bunbury. Contractor: J.F. Lynch, Carlow.
Refs: IB 9, 1 Apr 1867, 90

Building: CO. CARLOW, SANDBROOK
Date: 1867
Nature: Extensive alts to mansion and new out offices, for William Clayton Browne. Contractor: J.F. Lynch, Carlow.
Refs: IB 9, 1 Apr 1867, 90

Building: CO. CARLOW, CARLOW, SCHOOLS
Date: 1867
Nature: New schools to accommodate 150. Entire building elevated on raised terrace. Granite with limestone bands and red brick dressings. For R. Clayton Browne, who gave site and money. Contractor: Joseph F. Lynch, Carlow.
Refs: IB 9, 1 Apr 1867, 82,83(illus.),90; Frederick O'Dwyer, The Architecture of Deane and Woodward (Cork University Press, 1997), 407

Building: CO. DERRY, DERRY, THE OAKS (CLONDERMOT)
Date: 1867
Nature: Restoration after destruction by fire, for Acheson Lyle. contractor: John Nolan, Meredyth St, Dublin
Refs: IB 9, 15 Mar,1 Jun 1867, 75,140

Building: CO. CARLOW, LITTLE MOYLE HOUSE
Date: 1867
Nature: Extensive alts and adds., for James Smith Esq. Contractor: Joseph F. Lynch.
Refs: IB 9, 1 Jun 1867, 140

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, EUSTACE STREET, QUAKER MEETING HOUSE
Date: 1867
Nature: Survey & proposed alts.(not executed).
Refs: Drawings, &c., 1867, in IAA, McCurdy & Mitchell Collection, 79/17, Bin X, rolls 4a & 4b; D.M.Butler, The Quaker Meeting Houses of Ireland (2004), 53-54

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, GLASNEVIN ROAD, BOTANIC GARDENS
Date: 1867
Nature: Proposed curator's house.
Refs: Plan, elevations & sections in IAA, McCurdy & Mitchell Collection, 82/49.57

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, NASSAU STREET, NO. 026 (JOSEPH S. WILSON)
Date: 1867
Nature: New warehouse for Joseph S. Wilson, shirtmaker, in course of erection. Contractor: Millard.
Refs: IB 9, 1 Oct 1867, 257(illus.)

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, PHOENIX PARK, ZOO
Date: 1867
Nature: Manager's residence and new council room, for Education Commissioners, South Kensington. Builder: Meade.
Refs: IB 9, 15 Mar 1867, 75

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, WESTMORELAND STREET, NO. 019-21 (DUBLIN PORT & DOCK BOARD)
Date: 1867
Nature: New extensive offices.
Refs: ?Drawings in IAA, McCurdy & Mitchell Collection, 79/17, Bin XVII, Roll 3; IB 9, 1 Oct 1867, 263

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, WILLIAM STREET SOUTH, NO. 006-7 (VYSE & CO.)
Date: 1867
Nature: Alts. to premises, for Vyse & Co.
Refs: Drawings, &c., 1867, in IAA, McCurdy & Mitchell Collection, 79/17, Bin XVI, Roll 28

Building: CO. WATERFORD, DROMANA
Date: 1868
Nature: Plans for refacing of entrance front, staircase and pendant light, for Lord Stuart de Decies.
Refs: Drawings &c., 1868,in IAA, McCurdy & Mitchell Collection, Bin IX, Roll 17

Building: CO. WEXFORD, ST WALERAN'S (GOREY)
Date: 1868
Nature: Extensive alts. & adds., for Col. Guise. Contractor: Webster, Gorey.
Refs: Advertisement for tenders in Irish Times, 11 Jan 1868;  IB 10, 1 Jun 1868, 144

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, PHOENIX PARK, ZOO
Date: 1868
Nature: Aquarium and new carnivora house. Contractor: Beardwood.
Refs: IB 10, 1 Jun 1868, 144

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, STRAND STREET GREAT, NO. 066 & 67 (STRAND STREET INSTITUTE)
Date: 1868
Nature: New. For Society of Freinds. Estimated cost: £3,100.
Refs: IAA, PKS A/15 (Jun 1868); IB 10, 1 Jun 1868, 144; D.M.Butler, The Quaker Meeting Houses of Ireland (2004), 58-59

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, THOMAS STREET, NO. 076 (BAKER, WARDELL & CO.)
Date: 1868
Nature: Alts. and adds. for J. Wardell. Designed by Mitchell? Estimated cost of tender of W. & A. Roberts, £2,500.
Refs: Drawings, &c., 1868, in IAA, McCurdy & Mitchell Collection, 79/17, Bin VIII, Roll 6; IAA, PKS missing account book, old ref. A/13.

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, WESTMORELAND STREET, NO. 018
Date: 1868
Nature: New offices adjoining offices of Port & Docks Board. Builder: S.H. Bolton.
Refs: IB 10, 15 Feb 1868, 40

Building: CO. DUBLIN, BLACKROCK, PROBY SQUARE, ALL SAINTS CHURCH (CI)
Date: 1868-1870
Nature: New Early English church to accommodate 250.  FS laid 15(or 16?) Sep 1868. Consecrated 21 Apr 1870. Contractor: J.W. Beckett, S. King St. Cost £3,000.
Refs: Drawing(s), some dated Aug 1868, in RCB Library, portfolio 13 and 14?; IB 10, 1 Jun,15 Sep 1868, 144,233; 12, 1 May 1870, 110;  Irish Churchman 1, no. 8, 19 Sep 1868, 119;  man Irish Ecclesiastical Gazette 10, no. 112, 19 Sep 1868, 207;  Cornelius F. Smith, Newtownpark Avenue: its people and their houses (Albany Press, 2001), 58-60

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, NASSAU STREET, NO. 025 (LAW CLUB OF IRELAND)
Date: 1868-70
Nature: New premises. Supervising architect on behalf of club: W.M. Mitchell. Contractor: John Nolan, Meredyth Place.
Refs: IB 9, 1 Oct 1867, 263; 10, 1 Jun 1868, 144; 12, 1 Mar,1 May 1870, 57,104,105(illus.); Architect 3, 12 Mar 1870, 133

Building: CO. WICKLOW, BRAY, HOUSE (HOLYROOD?)
Date: 1869
Nature: Proposed alts., for Dr Stewart (?Robert P. Stewart)
Refs: Drawings &c. in IAA, McCurdy & Mitchell Collection, 82/49.86

Building: CO. LAOIS, BRITTAS HOUSE (CLONASLEE)
Date: 1869
Nature: New mansion to be erected for Rt. Hon, F.P. Dunne, Clonaslee. Punched sandstone with chiselled limeston dressings. To cost £7,000. (But executed 1879 for his heirs to designs of - or under supervision of? - Millar & Symes)
Refs: Undated plan & elevations in IAA, McCurdy & Mitchell Collection, 82/49.61; IB 10, 1 Jun 1868, 144; 11, 1,15 Feb 1869, 31(illus.),44

Building: CO. WICKLOW, GLENART CASTLE (FORMERLY KILCARRA CASTLE)
Date: 1869
Nature: Extensive works involving demolition and restoration commenced for Hon. William Proby. Contractor: S.H. Bolton. Estimated cost: £15,000.
Refs: Drawings, 1869, in IAA, McCurdy & Mitchell collection, Acc. 79/17;  IB 11, 15 Oct 1869, 237; Architect 2, 23 Oct 1869, 206.

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, AILESBURY ROAD, HOUSE
Date: 1869
Nature: Alts or new house? for Major Thomson.
Refs: Plan, elevations & sections, 1869, in IAA, McCurdy & Mitchell Collection, 82/49.29

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, DAME STREET, NO. 025-26 (WATERHOUSE)
Date: 1869
Nature: Extensive alts. & improvements to warehouse of Waterhouse & Co., gold and silversmiths. (Is this the same as Nos. 21-24 Dame Street described by Casey as having Italianate facades?)
Refs: IB 11, 15 Feb 1869, 51;  Christine Casey, The Buildings of Ireland: Dublin (2005), 415.

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, HARCOURT STREET, NO. 040 (HIGH SCHOOL)
Date: 1869
Nature: New school building. Contractor: Samuel Bolton.
Refs: Signed drawings and engraved plans, dated 1869, in Erasmus Smith Schools archive, Danum, Zion Rd, Rathgar, Dublin

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, KILDARE STREET, NO. 005 (RAILWAY CLEARING HOUSE)
Date: 1869
Nature: New offices. Contractor: John Nolan, Meredyth Pl.
Refs: Drwings, &c., in IAA, McCurdy & Mitchell Collection, 79/17, Bin V, Roll 5; IB 11, 15 Oct 1869, 237; Architect , 23 Oct 1869, 206

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, THOMAS STREET, NO. 082-83 (GARRATT & CO.)
Date: 1869
Nature: New warerooms in course of erection. Builder: Beckett; ' a three-bay,three-storey front of brick over a granite blind rusticated arcade' (Casey).
Refs: Drawings, &c., for stores, 1868, in IAA, McCurdy & Mitchell Collection, 79/17, Bin VII, Roll 7; IB 11, 15 Feb 1869, 51;  Christine Casey, The Buildings of Ireland: Dublin (2005), 671.

Building: CO. DUBLIN, STILLORGAN, LEOPARDSTOWN ROAD, CONVALESCENT HOME
Date: 1869
Nature: New Berwick wing to be built.
Refs: IB 11, 15 Feb 1869, 51

Building: CO. CLARE, PARADISE HILL
Date: 1869-1872
Nature: Gothicization, new out offices, &c.for T. Rice Henn. Builder: H. Wallace, Limerick.
Refs: MS measurement of works executed at Paradise Hill, in IAA, pamphlet 85/200; Frederick O'Dwyer, The Architecture of Deane and Woodward (Cork University Press, 1997), 407

Building: CO. MEATH, SUMMERHILL
Date: 1869-70
Nature: Restoration of house burned in 1798 Rebellion, for 4th Baron Langford. Contractor: S.H. Bolton.
Refs: Drawings, &c., 1869, in IAA, McCurdy & Mitchell Collection, Bin VII, Rolls 38a-d; IB 12, 1 Mar 1870, 57; Frederick O'Dwyer, The Architecture of Deane and Woodward (Cork University Press, 1997), 407

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, MARY STREET, NO. 023 (BEWLEY & DRAPER)
Date: 1869-70
Nature: Extensive adds., including new store, involving levelling of old Mary StChapel. Builder: Thomas Millard, 58 Harcourt St. 3 houses in Mary St also proposed..
Refs: IAA, PKS B05/02 and A03 (Aug 1869, p.54v); IB 11, 15 Oct 1869, 237; Architect, 23 Oct 1869, 206

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUN LAOGHAIRE, PARK ROAD, CHRIST CHURCH (CI)
Date: 1869-71
Nature: Rebuilding of former Bethel Church; alterations, including addition of transepts and chapel, so extensive that it may almost be considered a completely new building. Cost: £2,000. J.McC's plan selected 1857. Tenders invited Oct 1869.Church reopened 24 Aug 1871 and consecrated 21 Nov 1871. Contractor: Beckett.  Eventual cost 'about £3,500'.
Refs: Cavan Observer, 11 Jul 1857; General Advertiser, 16 Oct 1869; IB 13, 1 Sep,1 Dec 1871, 230-1,312;  Irish Ecclesiastical Gazette 18, no. 212, 20 Dec 1876, 56;  exterior illus. in Claude Costegalde & Brian Walker, The Church of Ireland: an illustrated history (2013), 291.

Building: CO. WICKLOW, SHELTON ABBEY
Date: 1869ca
Nature: Proposed billiard room in Perpendicular Gothic style for Earl of Wicklow (probably Charles Howard, 5th Earl of Wicklow, who succeeded his uncle in 1869).
Refs: Undated plan, section, elevations, specifications, signed John McCurdy, architect, 10 Leinster Street (i.e.between 1866 and 1870) in IAA, McCurdy & Mitchell collection, 79/17, T177.

Building: CO. TYRONE, STRABANE, MEETING HOUSE STREET, PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH (1ST)
Date: 1870
Nature: Proposed (competition?) design.
Refs: Alternate plans and elevations, 1870, in IAA, McCurdy & Mitchell Collection, 82/49.20

Building: CO. WICKLOW, KILCRONEY (BRAY)
Date: 1870
Nature: Alts. (for Matthew D'Arcy?).
Refs: Drawings, &c., 1870, in IAA, McCurdy & Mitchell Collection, 79/17, Bin XII, Roll 5; also 82/49.129

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, COLLEGE GREEN, TRINITY COLLEGE
Date: 1870
Nature: Extensive drainage. Contractor: Wardropp. Cost: £4,000
Refs: IB 12, 1 Oct 1870, 228; Architect 4, 8 Oct 1870, 209

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, COLLEGE GREEN, TRINITY COLLEGE
Date: 1870
Nature: New base wall and railings in front and along College St. Contractor: John Nolan. Railings by Turner.
Refs: IB 12, 15 Jan,1 Jun 1870, 24,56,133;  Christine Casey, The Buildings of Ireland: Dublin (2005), 389.

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, O'CONNELL STREET UPPER, NO. 050 (MCGLASHAN & GILL)
Date: 1870
Nature: Alts, replacing 'a number of confined buildings...on the intervening space between their front and rere premises' with a continuous building, 76 x 27 ft. Contractor: Hughes.
Refs: Drawings, &c, 1870, in IAA, McCurdy & Mitchell Collection, 79/17, Bin III, Roll 31; IB 12, 1,15 Oct 1870, 228, ?

Building: CO. DUBLIN, GLENAGEARY, SILCHESTER ROAD, CHURCH OF ST PAUL (CI)
Date: 1870
Nature: JMcC exhibits design for same at RIAI conversazione.
Refs: IB 12, 1 Jan 1870, 4

Building: CO. KILDARE, CASTLEDERMOT, CHURCH OF ST JAMES (CI)
Date: 1870-1885
Nature: Alts.
Refs: Architect 32, 25 Sep 1885, 185

Building: CO. WICKLOW, DELGANY, CHRIST CHURCH (CI)
Date: 1870-71
Nature: New chancel with vestry on N; new aisle windows. (According to George Henderson, Glendalough Architects Reports, 1872, church had been 'almost rebuilt'.)
Refs: Drawing(s), approved 1870, in RCB Library, portfolio 18; drawings., &c., 1870-71, in IAA, McCurdy & Mitchell Collection, 79/17.40

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, RINGSEND, FITZWILLIAM QUAY, RINGSEND BOTTLE CO.
Date: 1870-71
Nature: New glass & bottle factory with chimney over 100 ft high to be erected on site of old glassworks at Ringsend (Jun 1870). Plans prepared by 'Mr McCurdy'. Contractor: J. Nolan & Son (work completed by Sep 1871). 
Refs: IAA, PKS B05/22; IB 12, 1 Jun 1870, 133

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, VICTORIA STREET, METHODIST CHURCH & SCHOOL
Date: 1870-71
Nature: New Primitive Wesleyan Methodist church. FS laid 3 Nov 1870 by Frederick Stokes, JP; opened 24 Oct 1871. Builder: J. & W. Beckett, S King St.
Refs: IB 12, 1 Jun,1 Oct,15 Nov 1870, 133,228,264; 13, 1 Nov 1871, 288; Architect 6, 18 Nov 1871, 256

Building: CO. WEXFORD, BORRMOUNT (ENNISCORTHY)
Date: 1870s
Nature: Proposed kitchen and stable offices, for William Izon Bryan (who occupied house between 1873 and 1879).
Refs: Undated drawings &c. in IAA, McCurdy & Mitchell Collection, Bin VIII, Roll 12; Mary Cecilia Lyons, Illustrated Incumbered Estates Ireland, 1850-1905 (1993), 108(illus.)

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, CAPEL STREET, NO. 114-115 (MSSRS. KERR)
Date: 1871
Nature: New premises for James Kerr, manufacturer of Belleek china;  'a very large and handsome 5-bay 3-storey showroom' (Casey).
Refs: IB 13, 15 Aug 1871, 210,211(illus.);  Christine Casey, The Buildings of Ireland: Dublin (2005), 106.

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, COLLEGE GREEN, TRINITY COLLEGE, BOTANY BAY
Date: 1871
Nature: New block at end of E. side. Contractor: S.H. Bolton. Also unexecuted proposal for refacing N block.
Refs: Drawings in IAA, McCurdy & Mitchell Collection, 79/17.31/1-2

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, COLLEGE GREEN, TRINITY COLLEGE, CHAPEL (1787)
Date: 1871
Nature: Repairs & improvements, including tiling of chancel, Irish marble chancel railing. Work carried out by Mssrs. Sibthorpe. Tiles supplied by Maw & Co. Chapel reopened Oct 1871.
Refs: IB 13, 1 Nov 1871, 283

Building: CO. DUBLIN, STILLORGAN ROAD, UNIVERSITY COLLEGE BELFIELD CAMPUS, ARDMORE
Date: 1871
Nature: Proposed alts.
Refs: Drawings, &c., 1871, in IAA, McCurdy & Mitchell Collection, 82/49.127

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, MALAHIDE ROAD, NO. 057 (O'BRIEN INSTITUTE)
Date: 1880
Nature: Entrant in limited competition.
Refs: IB 22, 1 May 1880, 131

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, COLLEGE GREEN, TRINITY COLLEGE, SCHOOL OF MEDICINE
Date: 1885
Nature: -
Refs: IB 27, 1 Jul 1885, 193; C.H. Holland, ed., Trinity College Dublin and the idea of a university (1991), 161,162(illus.)

Building: CO. WESTMEATH, LEDESTOWN ESTATE
Date: ?
Nature: Drawing(s) by J.McC among drawings connected with Ledestown estate in NLI
Refs: NLI, A.D.1600-1617

Building: CO. KILDARE, NEWBRIDGE, HOTEL
Date: ?
Nature: Proposed hotel.
Refs: Undated drawings &c. in IAA, McCurdy & Mitchell Collection, Bin VIII, Roll 11

Building: CO. KILDARE, NAAS, MAIN STREET NORTH, CHURCH OF ST DAVID (CI)
Date: ?
Nature: Enlargement of gallery.
Refs: Undated drawing in RCB Library, portfolio 19

Building: CO. DUBLIN, BLACKROCK, NEWTOWN AVENUE, MARETIMO
Date: ?
Nature: Proposed adds. for Lord Cloncurry.
Refs: Drawing(s) purchased with Cloncurry Papers in NLI, AD 1600-1617 (IAA, Edward McParland files, Acc.2008/44); undated, but possibly later, sketch plans in IAA, McCurdy & Mitchell Collection, Bin X, Roll 15

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, COLLEGE GREEN, TRINITY COLLEGE
Date: ?
Nature: Unexecuted proposal for two new blocks of buildings. ?By JMcC.
Refs: Unsigned, undated drawing in IAA, McCurdy & Mitchell Collection, 79/17.27

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, INCHICORE ROAD, KILMAINHAM COURT HOUSE
Date: ?
Nature: Proposed alts.
Refs: 3 plans in NLI, AD 1702-1705

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, LEESON PARK, NO. 030 (EGLANTINE)
Date: ?
Nature: House or alts. for R.H. Monsell. (May be McCurdy & Mitchell or W.M.Mitchell)
Refs: Undated drawings, &c., in IAA, McCurdy & Mitchell collection, 79/17, Bin V, Roll 10

Building: CO. DUBLIN, MARLAY GRANGE (RATHFARNHAM)
Date: ?
Nature: 'may also be McCurdy's work, because the clients, the Rowley family, were employing him on alterations to Summerhill, County Meath at about the same time' (O'Dwyer).
Refs: Frederick O'Dwyer, The Architecture of Deane and Woodward (Cork University Press, 1997), 407

Building: CO. DUBLIN, BLACKROCK, CROSS AVENUE, NO. 014 (CHESTERFIELD)
Date: ?
Nature: Substantial 5-bedroomed house with out offices, handsome gate entrance and lodge, on ten acres of land.
Refs: Advertisement for lease of same in Irish Times, 3 Jan 1894.

Author Title Date Details
Mccurdy, John 'University of Dublin Competition' 1853 B 11, 16 Apr 1853, 251. (Letter to editor.)
Mccurdy, John 'The New Museums, &c. Trinity College, Dublin' 1854 B 12, 19 Aug 1854, 443. (Letter to editor.)