Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Architectural partnership, formed between JOHN MCCURDY  JOHN MCCURDY and WILLIAM MANSFIELD MITCHELL  WILLIAM MANSFIELD MITCHELL in 1872. The formal partnership was eventually dissolved.(1) 'McCurdy & Mitchell' ceases to be named as such in the street directory section of Thom's directory for 1881 although both the 1881 and 1882 directories show McCurdy and Mitchell individually as still working from 10 Leinster Street. In 1883 only Mitchell is listed at 10 Leinster Street, while McCurdy gives 'Office of Works, Trinity College' as his business address. This suggests that the partnership definitely ended in or before 1882 and that McCurdy had decided to confine himself to working for Trinity. After McCurdy's death in 1885, Mitchell stayed on at 10 Leinster Street until 1889.

Addresses: Work: 7 Leinster Street, 1871-72; 10 Leinster Street, 1873-1880

See WORKS. For the purposes of this database all works not specifically attributed to one or other of the architects individually between 1872 and 1882 are listed under MCCURDY & MITCHELL. MCCURDY & MITCHELL.



References

All information in this entry not otherwise accounted for is from Thom's directories.

(1) IB 98, 8 Sep 1956, 815.


47 work entries listed in chronological order for MCCURDY & MITCHELL


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Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, MARY STREET, NO. 040 (APOTHECARIES' HALL)
Date: 1864
Nature: Proposed store.
Refs: IAA, PKS L1 (p.621)

Building: CO. DUBLIN, STILLORGAN, STILLORGAN ROAD, THE PRIORY
Date: 1872
Nature: Alts. for Henry Dudgeon.
Refs: Drawings, &c., 1872, in IAA, McCurdy & Mitchell Collection, 79/17, Bin VIII, Roll 8

Building: CO. WESTMEATH, CLONYN CASTLE
Date: 1872ca
Nature: Original plans by McCurdy but design claimed by Mitchell.
Refs: Undated drawings, &c., in IAA, McCurdy & Mitchell Collection, 79/17, Bin V, Rolls 34a & 34b; IAA, PKS B05/30; RHA 1874, no. 296, 1875, no,. 215; E. Macdowel Cosgrave, ed., Dublin and County Dublin in the Twentieth Century (1908), 268

Building: CO. ROSCOMMON, ELPHIN, BISHOP'S PALACE
Date: 1873
Nature: Alts.
Refs: Drawings, &c., 1873, in IAA, McCurdy & Mitchell Collection, 79/17, Bin VII, Roll 15

Building: CO. CARLOW, POLLACTON
Date: 1873
Nature: Handsome lodge lately erected, for Sir Charles William Cuffe Burton, Bt. Ironwork by William Turner, Oxmantown Foundry, Dublin
Refs: IB 15, 1 Mar 1873, 72 (Drawings for Pollacton and Burton Hall, 1863-71, in IAA, McCurdy & Mitchell Collection, 79/17, Bin III, Roll 1)

Building: CO. DUBLIN, BLACKROCK, NEWTOWN PARK AVENUE, ARDLUI
Date: 1873
Nature: Alts., for William Perry.
Refs: Drawings, &c., in IAA, McCurdy & Mitchell collection, 79/17, Bin VI, Roll 7

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, HENRY STREET, NO. 031 (BALL & CO.)
Date: 1873
Nature: Remodelling and enlargement of Ball's Bank. Contractor: J. & W. Beckett.
Refs: IB 15, 15 Oct 1873, 281

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, KILDARE STREET, NO. 006 (ROYAL COLLEGE OF PHYSICIANS)
Date: 1873
Nature: Remodelling of racquet court to make second college hall.
Refs: Christine Casey, The Buildings of Ireland: Dublin (2005), 484.


Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, COLLEGE GREEN, TRINITY COLLEGE
Date: 1873-74
Nature: Proposal for reading room connected with library, chemical laboratory, and chambers facing Campanile submitted in limited competition with T.N. Deane. McC's design for arcaded single storey laboratory praised by IB reviewer of RIAI exhibition, 6 Jan 1874.
Refs: Trinity College muniments, MUN/P/2/385,391; reading room designs repr. & discussed by Edward McParland in C.H. Holland, ed., Trinity College Dublin and the idea of a university (1991), 164(illus.),178; IB 16, 1 Feb 1874, 32

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, INNS QUAY, FOUR COURTS
Date: 1873-74
Nature: Benchers' building. Contractor: J. Kelly. Estimated cost: £1,975.
Refs: IAA, PKS B06/40, A06 (May 1874)

Building: CO. DUBLIN, MOUNT MERRION, HOUSE
Date: 1874
Nature: For Mr Murphy (?in Cross Ave)
Refs: Drawings, &c., 1874, in IAA, McCurdy & Mitchell Collection, 82/49.49

Building: CO. DUBLIN, RATHFARNHAM, COLLEGE ROAD, ST COLUMBA'S COLLEGE
Date: 1874-1875
Nature: New school room, forming fourth side of quadrangle. Contractor: William Harpur, Blackrock. Entire cost amounts to about £1800. Opened, Dec 1875.  Destroyed by fire, 1896.
Refs: IB 17, 15 Dec 1875, 351;  Irish Ecclesiastical Gazette 17, no. 199, 23 Dec 1875, 306.  Fred W. Attwood, 'History of St Columba's College', The Columban Annual (1933), 51,52

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, COLLEGE GREEN, TRINITY COLLEGE, ANATOMICAL MUSEUM
Date: 1874-76
Nature: Building claimed by Mitchell in Cosgrave and given to McCurdy by Casey, who describes it as 'a dull two-storey eleven bay building with round- and segment-headed windows, and advanced doorcases and wayward Venetian windows at the ends'. (Now Departments of Pharmacology, Physiology and Zoology.)
Refs: 5 contract drawings signed by John McCurdy, 1874,75, in IAA, McCurdy & Mitchell Collection, 79/17.28/1-7; C.H. Holland, ed., Trinity College Dublin and the idea of a university (1991), 161, fig. 16; E. Macdowel Cosgrave, ed., Dublin and County Dublin in the Twentieth Century (1908), 268;  Christine Casey, The Buildings of Ireland: Dublin (2005), 410.

Building: CO. KILDARE, STRAFFAN, CHURCH (CI)
Date: 1875
Nature: Proposed adds. 'Major Barton is completely restoring and beautifying, in the most church-like style, the church of Straffan.'
Refs: Drawings &c. in IAA, McCurdy & Mitchell Collection, Bin VII, Roll 19;  Irish Ecclesiastical Gazette 17, 22 Oct 1875, 242.

Building: CO. MEATH, BOLTOWN (KELLS), HOUSE
Date: 1875
Nature: House for J.H. Dyas
Refs: Drawings, &c., 1875, in IAA, McCurdy & Mitchell Collection, 79/17, Bin XII, Roll 9

Building: CO. WEXFORD, BALLYMORE CHURCH OF THE HOLY TRINITY (CI, KILBRIDE PARISH)
Date: 1875
Nature: New church in Ballymore demesne built from proceeds of will of Matthew Kinch. Replaced earlier church.
Refs: Drawings, &c., in IAA, McCurdy & Mitchell collection, 79/17, Bin VI, Roll 8;  Exterior illus. in Clergy of Waterford, Lismore and Ferns (Ulster Historical Foundation, 2008), 446;  Claude Costegalde & Brian Walker, The Church of Ireland: an illustrated history (2013), 345(illus.);  National Inventory of Architectural Heritage, http://www.buildingsofireland.ie/niah/search.jsp?type=record&county=WX&regno=15701615 (last visited, Dec. 2014).

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, COLLEGE GREEN, TRINITY COLLEGE, NEW SQUARE
Date: 1875p
Nature: Unexecuted proposal for adding storey to E block of square.
Refs: Undated drawings, on paper watermarked 1875, in IAA, McCurdy & Mitchell Collection, 79/17.30/1-3

Building: CO. WICKLOW, BRAY, HERBERT ROAD, ARDMORE HOUSE
Date: 1876
Nature: Alts. & adds., for Thomas Lefroy.
Refs: IAA, PKS B07/25

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, CORNMARKET, NO. 010-13 (JAMES H. WEBB & CO.)
Date: 1876-77
Nature: New warehouse completed in 1877. Included the rebuilding of the 'entire front block extending back upwards of thirty feet'. The two fronts were faced with cut granite from 'the Wicklow quarries'. The building 'will add to the street improvement in that quarter.'  Plate glass for shop windows supplied by Sibthorpe. Builder Mr Bolton.
Refs: Drawings, &c., 1876, in IAA, McCurdy & Mitchell Collection, 79/17, Bin III, Roll 36; IB 19, 1 Apr 1877, 104

Building: CO. DUBLIN, BALBRIGGAN, LOWTHER LODGE
Date: 1876;1878
Nature: Gate lodge, for Capt. F. McCartney Filgate. Tenders invited for carrying out additions and alterations to house, May1878.
Refs: Drawings, &c., 1876, in IAA, McCurdy & Mitchell Collection, 79/17, Bin VIII, Roll 17;  Freeman's Journal, 2 May 1878.

Building: CO. DUBLIN, BLACKROCK, CROSS AVENUE, GLENARVEN
Date: 1877
Nature: House (?for Joseph Garratt).
Refs: Plan, elevation, section & specifications in IAA, McCurdy & Mitchell Collection, 82/49.100

Building: CO. DUBLIN, GLENAGEARY, VILLA NOVA
Date: 1877
Nature: -
Refs: Plan, elevation, sections & specs., 1877, in IAA, McCurdy & Mitchell Collection, 82/49.12

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, COOMBE, STABLES & LODGE
Date: 1878
Nature: For Joseph Garratt & Co.
Refs: Drawings &c. in IAA, McCurdy & Mitchell Collection, Bin IX, Roll 24

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, EXCHEQUER STREET, NO. 031-34 (DRAKE & MCCOMAS)
Date: 1878
Nature: New premises?
Refs: IAA, PKS B06a/65

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, GEORGE'S STREET SOUTH GREAT, SOUTH CITY MARKETS
Date: 1878
Nature: Unselected entrants in limited competition..
Refs: Drawings in IAA, McCurdy & Mitchell Collection, 79/17, Rolls 24a,24b (two framed; repr. in D. Griffin & S. Lincoln, Drawings from the Irish Architectural Archive (1993), 66,67); Building News, 14 Jun 1878, ?

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, ST STEPHEN'S GREEN, NO. 008 (HIBERNIAN UNITED SERVICE CLUB)
Date: 1878
Nature: Alts.
Refs: Drawings, &c., 1878, in IAA, McCurdy & Mitchell Collection, 79/17, Bin V, Roll 32

Building: CO. DUBLIN, MONKSTOWN, RICHMOND HILL, HOUSE
Date: 1878
Nature: Alts. & repairs to cottage, for S. Davis.
Refs: Drawings, &c., 1878, in IAA, McCurdy & Mitchell Collection, 79/17, Bin XI, Roll 24

Building: CO. KILDARE, LULLYMORE
Date: 1879
Nature: Adds., for W.B. Murphy.
Refs: Drawings &c. in IAA, McCurdy & Mitchell Collection, Bin VII, Roll 27

Building: CO. WESTMEATH, ARDGLAS
Date: 1879
Nature: Alts. & adds., for W.P. Bond, JP.
Refs: Drawings, &c., in IAA, McCurdy & Mitchell collection, 79/17, Bin VI, Roll 5

Building: CO. KILDARE, HARRISTOWN (KILCULLEN), CHURCH (CI, CARNALWAY PARISH)
Date: 1879
Nature: New chancel with organ chamber, just built; added to original church built by John La Touche in demesne of Harristown House in 1798. Contractor: Thomas Waldron. New organ by Telford & Telford.
Refs: Design for church and glebe house, exh. RHA, 1881, no. 644; IB 21, 15 Aug 1879, 246

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, BUSHY PARK ROAD (RATHGAR), MEADOW BANK, HOUSES (035)
Date: 1879
Nature: 35 houses at Meadowbank for William Keating Clay.
Refs: Drawings, &c., 1879, in IAA, McCurdy & Mitchell Collection, 79/17, Bin III, Roll 24

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, COLLEGE GREEN, TRINITY COLLEGE, SCHOOL OF PHYSIOLOGY
Date: 1879
Nature: Contractor: Collen Bros.
Refs: Contract drawings, 1879, in IAA, McCurdy & Mitchell Collection, 79/17.32/1-7

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, GRAFTON STREET, NO. 013 (ALEXANDER OGILVY)
Date: 1879
Nature: Alts & imps. including new shop front for Alexander Ogilvy. Builder: J. Bain.
Refs: IB 21, 15 Jan 1879, 31

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, O'CONNELL STREET UPPER, NO. 044
Date: 1879
Nature: Stables for Adam Scott & Son.
Refs: Drawings, &c., in IAA, McCurdy & Mitchell collection, 79/17, Bin III, Roll 17

Building: CO. DUBLIN, GLENAGEARY, SILCHESTER ROAD, LISMOLIN
Date: 1879
Nature: Alts.
Refs: Drawings, &c., 1879, in IAA, McCurdy & Mitchell Collection, 79/17, Bin XI, Roll 5

Building: CO. SLIGO, DOOBEG HOUSE
Date: 1879
Nature: House and gate lodge for Charles Phibbs.
Refs: Information from J.A.K. Dean in letter to AMR of 20 Jul 2004 (see drawing for gate lodge of Lowther Lodge, Balbriggan, Co. Dublin, in IAA, McCurdy & Mitchell Collection, 79/17, Bin VIII, Roll 17, which is noted. 'for Charles Phibbs')

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, COLLEGE GREEN, TRINITY COLLEGE, RUBRICS
Date: 1879a
Nature: Unexecuted proposals for rebuilding the Rubrics.
Refs: Drawings in IAA, McCurdy & Mitchell Collection, 79/17.29, and framed perspective view (repr. C.H. Holland, ed., Trinity College Dublin and the idea of a university (1991), 170, fig. 24); RHA 1879, no. 322

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, PARNELL STREET, NO. 020
Date: 1880
Nature: Alts.
Refs: Drawings &c. in IAA, McCurdy & Mitchell Collection, Bin VIII, Roll 13

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, THOMAS STREET, ST CATHERINE'S CHURCH (CI)
Date: 1880
Nature: Adds.
Refs: Drawings, &c., in IAA, McCurdy & Mitchell collection, 79/17, Bin V, Roll 7

Building: CO. DUBLIN, MONKSTOWN, CARRICKBRENNAN ROAD, PAROCHIAL SCHOOL (CI)
Date: 1880
Nature: Remodelling of existing Church of Ireland parochial school (executed as drawn).
Refs: Plan, elevations & specifications in IAA, McCurdy & Mitchell Collection, 82/49.7

Building: CO. DUBLIN, MONKSTOWN, RICHMOND HILL, RICHMOND COTTAGE
Date: 1880
Nature: Proposed new coach house and alts. to stable offices.
Refs: Drawings, &c., 1880, in IAA, McCurdy & Mitchell Collection, 82/49.123

Building: CO. KILDARE, CASTLEDERMOT, CHURCH OF ST JAMES (CI)
Date: 1880
Nature: New west  front. Foundation stone and 'first principal stone of the arch' laid by Marquess of Kildare, 8 Jun 1880.
Refs: Irish Times, 11 Jun 1880, 6;  illus. in Claude Costegalde & Brian Walker, The Church of Ireland: an illustrated history (2013), 302.

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, MERRION ROAD, MASONIC GIRLS' SCHOOL
Date: 1880
Nature: Tenders invited 'for Irownwork, Gates and Railings (about 200 yards) for the new Masonic Femal Orphan School, Ball's Bridge, Dublin'.
Refs: Irish Times, 27 Sep 1880. 8.

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, MERRION ROAD, MASONIC GIRLS' SCHOOL
Date: 1880-82
Nature: New school in Queen Anne style erected from plans by McC & M. FS laid 24 Jun 1880 by Duke of Abercorn. Estimated cost: £12,000. Brought 'almost to completion' by contractor: Gahan & Son, who went bankrupt in process. Completed under supervision of William Bolger, clerk of works. Design claimed by Mitchell in Cosgrave.
Refs: Perspective view in Freemasons Hall, Molesworth Street; IB 22, 15 Feb,1 Jul 1880, 56,182; 24, 1 Sep,15 Nov 1882, 250,337; 52, 2 Apr 1910, 199(illus.); E. Macdowel Cosgrave, ed., Dublin and County Dublin in the Twentieth Century (1908), 268; Obituary of Mitchell by R.M. Butler in IB 52, 19 Mar 1910, 173

Building: CO. WICKLOW, GLENDALOUGH HOUSE
Date: 1881-82
Nature: Alts., for C.W. Barton.
Refs: Drawings, &c., 1881-2, in IAA, McCurdy & Mitchell Collection, 79/17, Bin VI, Roll 35

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, COLLEGE GREEN, TRINITY COLLEGE, CHEMISTRY BUILDING
Date: 1885
Nature: New 3 storey 7-bay building 'in a thin Italianate Gothic-cum-Renaissance idom, with a marked family resemblance to Deane & Woodward's museum' (Casey).
Refs: Christine Casey, The Buildings of Ireland: Dublin (2005), 410.

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, BAGGOT STREET LOWER, NO. 128 (ULSTER BANK)
Date: ?
Nature: Conversion of house into bank premises, for Ulster Bank.
Refs: Christine Casey, The Buildings of Ireland: Dublin (2005),