Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Architect, of Clonmel and Dublin. Richard Morrison was born in 1767, the son of JOHN MORRISON [1]  JOHN MORRISON [1] and his wife, Elizabeth. Frederick Hervey, Bishop of Cloyne, and the Richard, Second Earl of Shannon were his godparents. He was admitted to the Dublin Society's School of Drawing in Architecture on 4 May 1786 and was awarded a first-class medal for elevations and plans the following 30 November.(1) According to his son Dr John Morrison, he was also a pupil of JAMES GANDON JAMES GANDON , being 'enabled to pursue his studies with advantage from the emoluments of a government appointment in the Ordnance Department, which was procured for him through the influence of the Earl of Shannon'.(2) In 1791, soon after losing this position through staff reductions, he designed a new tower and spire for Cashel cathedral. According to John Morrison, he practised in the South of Ireland for some years and was living in Clonmel, when his second son, WILLIAM VITRUVIUS MORRISON WILLIAM VITRUVIUS MORRISON , was born in April 1794. As author of 'Observations on the Giant's Causeway in the County of Antrim', published in Anthologia Hibernica in August 1793, he describes himself as 'R. Morrison, Architect, Clonmell', yet he gives his address as 8 Summerhill, Dublin, in the introduction to his book, Useful and Ornamental designs in architecture, which was published in the same year.(3) He appears to have moved to Dublin permanently by 1801.(4) By this time he had four sons by his wife Eliza, whom he had married in 1790. She was the daughter of the Rev. William Ould, who, in addition to other benefices, was curate of Killaderry church at Philipstown, Co. Offaly, and chaplain to the Rotunda Hospital, of which his father Sir Fielding Ould, had been the Master.(5)

From 1809, when he produced his freakishly prococious early project for Ballyheigue Castle, William Vitruvius Morrison collaborated with his father on many projects, though when or for how long (if at all) father and son were formally in partnership is not clear. According to Dr John Morrison, Richard Morrison found in his son 'an exhaustless mine of taste in design and composition'. William Morrison appears to have set up in independent practice about 1825. After this date there is a sharp decline in the number of Richard's recorded works. He stepped in at Baronscourt after William had become too ill to continue work there, and a few commissions date from after William's death in 1838, by which time he was an old man.(6) Dr John Morrison, commenting on the professional jealousy which Richard Morrison's father felt towards his son, italicizes the words 'jealousy', 'that profession' and 'son' in a manner which appears to be intended to suggest that Richard was similarly jealous of William.

Richard Morrison was architect to Trinity College, Dublin from 20 December 1806(7) at a salary of £25 per quarter. He held the post until the end of 1831, when he was succeeded by JAMES BOLGER [2]. JAMES BOLGER [2]. (8) In 1821 he applied unsuccessfully to succeed FRANCIS JOHNSTON  FRANCIS JOHNSTON as architect to the Board of Works.(9) In the last years of his life, following the death of William Vitruvius in 1838, he busied himself in the affairs of the Institute of the Architects of Ireland, which he founded in 1839.(10) He established links with the RIBA and with the Scottish Institute.(11) It was apparently in recognition of this achievement that he was knighted in 1841 on the occasion of his presenting an address from the RIAI to the Lord Lieutenant, Lord Fortescue.(12) In 1844 he delivered another such address to Earl De Gray, expressing gratitude fo his enlightened patronage and his services to architecture,(13) but in 1847 when he headed a deputation of members of the Institute to wait on another Lord Lieutenant, the fourth Earl of Clarendon, he deplored the condition of Irish architecture.(14)

Richard Morrison died at the age of eighty-three on 31 October 1849 at his home, Walcot (alias Vaucluse) near Bray, and was buried in the family vault at Mount Jerome Cemetery on 7 November. His pupils and assistants included JOHN BOWDEN JOHN BOWDEN , OWEN FAHY OWEN FAHY , JOHN HAMPTON  JOHN HAMPTON and JOHN B. KEANE.& JOHN B. KEANE.& #160; His library was sold at auction in Dublin in June 1851.(15)

RIAI: founder, 1839, and first vice-president, 1839 until death.
RIBA: elected member 15 April 1839; membership lapsed 1846.(16)
RIA: member by 1843.(17)
Society of Irish Artists: hon. member by 1845.(18)

Addresses: Clonmel, 1793; 8 Summerhill, Dublin, 1793; 14 Paradise Row, 1801; Mecklenburgh Street, Dublin, 1812; 10 Gloucester Street Upper, <=1824-1841; 49 Mount Street Upper, 1842 - 1846. Home: Walcot (alias Vaucluse), near Bray, <=1832(19) until death.

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References

This entry is to be seen as updating and correcting the account of Morrison in A.M. Rowan, ed., The Architecture of Richard Morrison and William Vitruvius Morrison (IAA, 1989), which should be consulted for full references and details and for a reproduction of the lost portrait of Morrison which was formerly in the RIAI.. All information in this entry not otherwise accounted for is from John Morrison, MD, 'Life of the late William Vitruvius Morrison' in John Weale, ed., Quarterly Papers on Architecture I (1843).

(1) MS. transcript from Royal Dublin Society minutes of School of Drawing in Architecture admissions and prizewinners (in IAA); Mary Raley database from Royal Dublin Society records (according to this source Morrison was admitted in July 1786).
(2) This is presumably the reason why he is sometimes referred to as Captain Richard Morrison.
(3) The book was reviewed in Anthologia Hibernica in June 1793, p.455.
(4) He exhibited designs at the Society of Artists in Ireland, Dublin, in this year from an address at 14 Paradise Row, Dublin, and he is probably the Richard Morrisson[sic] who was admitted a freeman of the City of Dublin as a member of the Guild of Carpenters by Grace Especial at Midsummer 1800 ('An alphabetical list of the Freemen of the City of Dublin, 1774-1824', The Irish Ancestor XV (1983), Nos. 1 & 2, unpaginated).
(5) He was also rector of Rathconrath in the diocese of Meath and and vicar of Ballykean in the diocese of Kildare.(Clergy of Dublin and Glendalough (Ulster Historical Foundation, 2001), 947.
(6) There is evidence in Pettigrew & Oulton's directories that he returned from retirement on the death of his son.(IAA, Edward McParland files, Acc. 2008/44)
(7) TCD muniments, MUN/P/2/193/37 and MUN/P/2/197/64-68.
(8) TCD Board Minutes, 3 Mar 1832.(IAA, Edward McParland files, Acc. 2008/44)
(9) NA/PRO OP/523/2.
(10) Minutes and correspondence re the establishment and early years of the institute, are in RIAI archives.
(11) Correspondence of William Brown re Scottish Institute and RM, 1841, in Scottish Record Office, GD 224/510/3 (IAA, Edward McParland files, Acc. 2008/44).
(12) Thom's Directory (1847), 130.
(13) MS. in Victoria & Albert Museum, RIBA Archive, PAM/O15, see British Architectural Library Catalogue, http://riba.sirsidynix.net.uk/ (last visted Jun 2009).
(14) Civil Engineer and Architect's Journal 10 (Oct 1847), 336.
(15) Freeman's Journal, 9 Jun 1851.
(16) Directory of British Architects 1834-1900 (RIBA, 1993), 637-8.
(17) Pettigrew & Oulton's Almanac (1843), 165.
(18) Jones transcript from ?Thom's Directory for 1845, 180.
(19) William Morrison gives Walcot as his address when writing to George Petrie in 1832, see George Petrie, The Ecclesiastical Architecture of Ireland (1845), 365-6.


111 work entries listed in chronological order for MORRISON, RICHARD (SIR)


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Building: CO. TIPPERARY, EMLY, CATHEDRAL OF ST ALIBIUS (CI)
Date: 1790
Nature: RM submits estimate for repairing, which is accepted. Mentioned with T. Loobey in accounts.
Refs: Estimate, Sep 1790, in Hampshire Record Office, Normanton Papers, 21M57 B14/6.

Building: CO. LIMERICK, DOON, CHRIST CHURCH (CI)
Date: 1790
Nature: Unexecuted proposals (1 classical, 1 Gothic), for Charles Agar, Archbishop of Cashel. A/cs show RM As contractor (i.e. for repairs?) at Doon church.
Refs: Designs, dated 3 Aug 1790, in Normanton Papers, Hampshire Record Office, 21 M 57, B14/4; E.McP files,citing accounts in Normanton papers, Hampshire Record Office; A.M. Rowan, ed., The Architecture of Richard Morrison and William Vitruvius Morrison (IAA, 1989), 175

Building: CO. TIPPERARY, CASHEL, JOHN STREET, CATHEDRAL OF ST JOHN (CI)
Date: 1791;1807
Nature: Tower and spire, for Charles Agar, Archbishop of Cashel. 2nd stage of tower and steeple, completed in 1807, different from Morrison's design and perhaps by a different architect.
Refs: Front elevation, s, & d. Jul 1791, in Hampshire Record Office, Normanton Papers, 21M57 B14/8; A.M. Rowan, ed., The Architecture of Richard Morrison and William Vitruvius Morrison (IAA, 1989), 54-56(illus.)

Building: CO. TIPPERARY, KILCOOLEY ABBEY
Date: 1792;1796
Nature: Design for coach house, 1792.
Refs: Signed and dated drawing in TCD Barker-Ponsonby MSS, Maps & Plans, 24 (further refs. to building activity at stables and coach house, the first of 1793, the second of Jun 1796 (mentioning Morrison by name), in Barker-Ponsony MSS, V3 (Account Book of C.B. Ponsonby 1788-96) and P/1/11/20,21)

Building: CO. TIPPERARY, CLONMEL, MARY STREET, CHURCH OF ST MARY (CI)
Date: 1795p
Nature: Monument to Dr Joseph Moore (d.1795). Executed by M. Shanahan, Cork.
Refs: A.M. Rowan, ed., The Architecture of Richard Morrison and William Vitruvius Morrison (IAA, 1989), 72(illus.)

Building: CO. TIPPERARY, FETHARD, GLEBE HOUSE
Date: 1796
Nature: Alts. & adds., for Rev. Francis Benson.
Refs: A.M. Rowan, ed., The Architecture of Richard Morrison and William Vitruvius Morrison (IAA, 1989), 90-91(illus.); A.P.W. Malcomson, Bishop Charles Agar: churchmanship and politics in Ireland, 1760-1810 (2002), 208

Building: CO. CARLOW, CARLOW, CHURCH OF ST MARY (CI)
Date: 1796ca
Nature: Monument to Bagnel Gurly (d.1796).
Refs: A.M. Rowan, ed., The Architecture of Richard Morrison and William Vitruvius Morrison (IAA, 1989), 47(illus.)

Building: CO. TIPPERARY, RATHRONAN, CHURCH (CI)
Date: 1797
Nature: Steeple, for Gen. Sir William Meadows, KB. Masonry by Thomas Rylance.
Refs: Inscription on W face of tower; A.M. Rowan, ed., The Architecture of Richard Morrison and William Vitruvius Morrison (IAA, 1989), 148

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, HENRIETTA STREET, KING'S INNS
Date: 1799ca
Nature: Unexecuted proposal.
Refs: Design exh. Society of Artists of Ireland, Dublin, 1801, nos. 146, 162; A.M. Rowan, ed., The Architecture of Richard Morrison and William Vitruvius Morrison (IAA, 1989), 177

Building: CO. WICKLOW, KILMURRY, CHURCH (RC)
Date: 1799p
Nature: Estimate for repairs to church, burnt in 1799.
Refs: NA/SPO 620/58/11 (information from Kevin Whelan) (IAA, Edward McParland files, Acc.2008/44)

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, HARDWICKE PLACE, ST GEORGE'S CHURCH (CI)
Date: 1801
Nature: RM awarded 2nd prize in competition.
Refs: Plan & elevation in IAA, Murray Collection, 452,453; A.M. Rowan, ed., The Architecture of Richard Morrison and William Vitruvius Morrison (IAA, 1989), 177-178,179(illus.)

Building: CO. GALWAY, CASTLEGAR
Date: 1801-1807
Nature: For Ross Mahon. Plasterwork by James Talbot.
Refs: J.P. Neale, Views of Seats III (1820), no. 67; A.M. Rowan, ed., The Architecture of Richard Morrison and William Vitruvius Morrison (IAA, 1989), 60-64(illus.)

Building: CO. DUBLIN, BOOTERSTOWN, BOOTERSTOWN AVENUE, SANS SOUCI
Date: 1801-3
Nature: Alts. and adds., for William Digges La Touche (d.1804). Plasterowrk by James Talbot.
Refs: A.M. Rowan, ed., The Architecture of Richard Morrison and William Vitruvius Morrison (IAA, 1989), 157-158(illus.)

Building: CO. TIPPERARY, CLONMEL, NELSON STREET, COUNTY COURT HOUSE
Date: 1801a
Nature: 5-bay, 2-storey, late-Palladian. For Tipperary South Riding Grand Jury.
Refs: Design exh. Society of Artists of Ireland, Dublin, 1801 (no. 144); A.M. Rowan, ed., The Architecture of Richard Morrison and William Vitruvius Morrison (IAA, 1989), 70-71(illus.);  exterior illus. in Seán O'Donnell, Clonmel 1840-1900: anatomy of an Irish town (1999), between pp. 140 and 141.

Building: ENGLAND, LONDON, BANK OF ENGLAND
Date: 1802
Nature: RM paid by Directors of Bank of Ireland for survey plan.
Refs: E.McP, citing bank minutes, 28 Sep 1802; plan in Bank of Ireland drawings collection; E.McParland, 'The Bank and the Visual Arts', in F.S.L. Lyons, ed., Bicentenary Essays Bank of Ireland 1783-1983 (1983), 105

Building: CO. KILDARE, LYONS
Date: 1802-1805
Nature: Classical adds. & alts., for Valentine Browne Lawless, 2nd Baron Cloncurry.
Refs: E. McParland, 'Building in the grand manner', Country Life 153, 31 May 1973, 1538-1541(illus.); A.M. Rowan, ed., The Architecture of Richard Morrison and William Vitruvius Morrison (IAA, 1989), 120-122(illus.)

Building: CO. LAOIS, ?, HOUSE
Date: 1802a
Nature: Design for a villa 'to be built in Queen's County' published by James Malton.
Refs: J. Malton, A Collection of designs for rural retreats [1802], Pls. 3,4

Building: CO. CARLOW, POLLACTON
Date: 1802ca
Nature: 9-bay, classical house, for Sir Charles Burton, 3rd Bt. Plasterwork by James Talbot.
Refs: A.M. Rowan, ed., The Architecture of Richard Morrison and William Vitruvius Morrison (IAA, 1989), 144-6(illus.)

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, CASTLE STREET, LATOUCHE'S BANK
Date: 1802ca
Nature: Alts. & adds, including 3-storey wings.
Refs: A.M. Rowan, ed., The Architecture of Richard Morrison and William Vitruvius Morrison (IAA, 1989), 77,78(illus.)

Building: CO. WICKLOW, BELLEVUE (DELGANY)
Date: 1803
Nature: Chapel and other works, for Peter La Touche.
Refs: A.M. Rowan, ed., The Architecture of Richard Morrison and William Vitruvius Morrison (IAA, 1989), 34-35(illus.)

Building: CO. WICKLOW, ASKABAWN
Date: 1803
Nature: Hunting lodge, for George La Touche.
Refs: A.M. Rowan, ed., The Architecture of Richard Morrison and William Vitruvius Morrison (IAA, 1989), 13

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, CLARE STREET, NO. 007
Date: 1803
Nature: Stables, for Willam Ball.
Refs: A.M. Rowan, ed., The Architecture of Richard Morrison and William Vitruvius Morrison (IAA, 1989), 76

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, COLLEGE GREEN, BANK OF IRELAND
Date: 1803
Nature: RM unsuccessful competition entrant.  (Competition announced, Aug 1802.)
Refs: Drawings in IAA, Bank of Ireland drawings collection (Acc. 2006/65);  Brenda Doyle, 'Catalogue of Architectural Drawings entered for the Competition held in 1802-3 for the alteration of the Old Parliament House, Dublin, to the Bank of Ireland', thesis submitted to Trinity College, Dublin, for the Moderatorship Part II Examination, April 1986, 28,31, Pls.64-67; E.McParland, 'The Bank and the Visual Arts', in F.S.L. Lyons, ed., Bicentenary Essays Bank of Ireland 1783-1983 (1983), 105, Pls. 45-48; A.M. Rowan, ed., The Architecture of Richard Morrison and William Vitruvius Morrison (IAA, 1989), 176-7(illus.)

Building: CO. WEXFORD, WEXFORD, COMMERCIAL QUAY, COUNTY COURT HOUSE
Date: 1803-1806;1807
Nature: Classical, with recessed Doric colonnade. RM paid for repairs and alts. to new court house 1807. Burnt out in 1922.
Refs: J.N. Brewer, The Beauties of Ireland (1825 & 1826), I, 251; for further refs. and details see A.M. Rowan, ed., The Architecture of Richard Morrison and William Vitruvius Morrison (IAA, 1989), 172-173(illus.)

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, GRAND CANAL STREET LOWER, SIR PATRICK DUN'S HOSPITAL
Date: 1803-1816
Nature: New hospital.
Refs: Wide Street Commissioners' minutes, 9 Sep 1802; estimates in Parliamentary Papers 1808, vii (IAA, Edward McParland files, Acc.2008/44); A.M. Rowan, ed., The Architecture of Richard Morrison and William Vitruvius Morrison (IAA, 1989), 80-83(illus.);  Christine Casey, The Buildings of Ireland: Dublin (2005), 565.

Building: CO. DUBLIN, SHANKILL, SHANGANAGH CASTLE
Date: 1803ca-1805
Nature: Adds. & alts. (classical inside, castellated outside), for Maj. Gen. Sir George Cockburn.
Refs: A.M. Rowan, ed., The Architecture of Richard Morrison and William Vitruvius Morrison (IAA, 1989), 159-60(illus.)

Building: CO. LOUTH, DUNDALK, MARKET SQUARE, COUNTY COURT HOUSE
Date: 1804
Nature: RM prepares plans.
Refs: PRONI D562/12762 (IAA, Edward McParland files, Acc.2008/44)

Building: CO. CORK, CORK, REILLY'S MARSH, CITY GAOL (PROPOSED)
Date: 1805
Nature: 'Morrison' competition entrant. Competition won by William Robertson. (Project abandoned when half finished as location in Reilly's Marsh was found to be unsuitable.)
Refs: Frederick O'Dwyer, The Architecture of Deane and Woodward (1997), 551

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, TEMPLE STREET NORTH, NO. 016
Date: 1805
Nature: Alts. & adds., for John Ball. Demolished.
Refs: A.M. Rowan, ed., The Architecture of Richard Morrison and William Vitruvius Morrison (IAA, 1989), 84

Building: CO. LAOIS, PORTLAOISE, COUNTY COURT HOUSE
Date: 1805a
Nature: Classical. Attr. to RM on basis of similarities to courthouses at Naas and Wexford.
Refs: A.M. Rowan, ed., The Architecture of Richard Morrison and William Vitruvius Morrison (IAA, 1989), 146-47(illus.)

Building: CO. KILDARE, BISHOPSCOURT
Date: 1805ca
Nature: McParland suggests attribution to RM.
Refs: E.McParland, James Gandon (1985), 123,127n54

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, O'CONNELL STREET LOWER, NELSON MONUMENT
Date: 1806
Nature: Competition entrant.
Refs: A.M. Rowan, ed., The Architecture of Richard Morrison and William Vitruvius Morrison (IAA, 1989),185. (An unsigned perspective of an obelisk to Nelson's memory in a rugged maritime setting, possibly Morrison's design, is in IAA, Acc. 0090/067)

Building: CO. CORK, CORK, COUNTY COURT HOUSE
Date: 1806ca
Nature: New court house. Builder: Abraham Hargrave.
Refs: Parliamentary Papers 1808 xiii (IAA, Edward McParland files, Acc.2008/44); for other refs. see A.M. Rowan, ed., The Architecture of Richard Morrison and William Vitruvius Morrison (IAA, 1989), 76

Building: CO. WEXFORD, WEXFORD, WEST GATE, COUNTY GAOL
Date: 1807
Nature: ?
Refs: Parliamentary Papers (1808) xiii letter (IAA, Edward McParland files, Acc.2008/44)

Building: CO. WATERFORD, WATERFORD, BALLYBRICKEN GREEN, CITY GAOL
Date: 1807
Nature: RM paid for plan.
Refs: Parliamentary Papers 1808 xiii (IAA, Edward McParland files, Acc.2008/44)

Building: CO. OFFALY, CANGORT PARK
Date: 1807
Nature: For William Trench. Attr. to RM on basis of its close similarity to Bellair.
Refs: A.M. Rowan, ed., The Architecture of Richard Morrison and William Vitruvius Morrison (IAA, 1989), 43-45(illus)

Building: CO. CORK, BEARFOREST (MALLOW)
Date: 1807-08
Nature: Villa, for Robert Delacour. (House, furniture and contents destroyed in 1921/22)
Refs: Signed front and rear elevations in collection of loose drawings by (or connected with) RM, sold at Christie's 20 Jun 1978, now in NLI, PF 27 2130TX; J.P. Neale, Views of Seats IV (1821), no. 67; E. McParland, 'Sir Richard Morrison's Country Houses - I', Country Life 153, 24 May 1973, 1462-66(illus.); A.M. Rowan, ed., The Architecture of Richard Morrison and William Vitruvius Morrison (IAA, 1989), 29-31(illus.); Anna-Maria Hajba, Houses of Cork I (2002), 74 (illus.)

Building: CO. TIPPERARY, ROCHESTOWN HOUSE
Date: 1807a
Nature: Advertisement for letting in Clonmel Herald of Rochestown House 'lately built by Mr Morrisson and fit for the immediate reception of a nobleman or Man of Fortune'. Proposals to L. Miles, Esq. (Could the house have been a speculative undertaking by RM?)
Refs: Clonmel Herald, 2 Jan 1808

Building: CO. KILDARE, NAAS, MAIN STREET SOUTH, COUNTY COURT HOUSE
Date: 1807a
Nature: New, classical building with slightly recessed centre and tetrastyle portico.
Refs: A.M. Rowan, ed., The Architecture of Richard Morrison and William Vitruvius Morrison (IAA, 1989), 136-7(illus.);

Building: CO. GALWAY, ST CLERAN'S
Date: 1807ca
Nature: Classical adds. & alts., for John Hardiman Burke.
Refs: J.P. Neale,Views of the Seats of Noblemen and Gentlemen in England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland  IV (1821), No. 68; A.M. Rowan, ed., The Architecture of Richard Morrison and William Vitruvius Morrison (IAA, 1989), 155-156(illus.)

Building: CO. WEXFORD, HYDE PARK
Date: 1807ca
Nature: Doric villa, for John Christopher Beauman. Attr. to RM by McParland.
Refs: E. McParland, 'Sir Richard Morrison's country houses: the smaller villas - I', Country Life 153 (24 May 1973), 1462-66; A.M. Rowan, ed., The Architecture of Richard Morrison and William Vitruvius Morrison (IAA, 1989), 108(illus.)

Building: CO. OFFALY, BELLAIR HOUSE
Date: 1807ca
Nature: For Thomas Homan Mulock.
Refs: A.M. Rowan, ed., The Architecture of Richard Morrison and William Vitruvius Morrison (IAA, 1989), 31-33(illus.)

Building: CO. GALWAY, BALLYNAGAR
Date: 1807ca
Nature: Alts. & adds., for John Michael Aylward. Builder: Patrick Halligan.
Refs: Legal documents relating to the case of Morrison v. Aylward re the building of Ballynagar in the collection of Mrs Eleanora Palamountain, Great Tew, Oxfordshire (photocopies in IAA); see also A.M. Rowan, ed., The Architecture of Richard Morrison and William Vitruvius Morrison (IAA, 1989), 22-23(illus.)

Building: CO. GALWAY, WESTON
Date: 1807p
Nature: 3-bay, 2-storey villa and stable blockfor Very Rev. James Mahon.
Refs: Designs, formerly at Castlegar, in Mahon MSS., NLI (snapshots of ground and 1st-floor plans in IAA, Edward McParland files, Acc.2008/44;  A.M. Rowan, ed., The Architecture of Richard Morrison and William Vitruvius Morrison (IAA, 1989), 171-172(illus.)

Building: CO. CORK, CASTLE FREKE
Date: 1807p
Nature: Unexecuted classical scheme for adding wings to existing 10-bay house and extending stables to form stable court. For Baron Carbery.
Refs: Drawings in NLI, AD 3300,3301

Building: CO. CORK, CASTLE FREKE
Date: 1807p
Nature: Castellation, alts. & adds. for John Evans-Freke, 6th Baron Carbery. Still incomplete in 1836.
Refs: 'Fleming, W.I.T gives date as c.1812' (IAA, Edward McParland files, Acc.2008/44); J.P. Neale, Views of Seats III (1820), no. 66; A.M. Rowan, ed., The Architecture of Richard Morrison and William Vitruvius Morrison (IAA, 1989), 58-59(illus.)

Building: CO. GALWAY, GALWAY, COLLEGE ROAD, GRAMMAR SCHOOL
Date: 1808-10
Nature: RM plans adopted 1808; paid for same, 1810..Not built until 1813-15. Opened 1 Aug 1815. Cost between £5000 and £6000. Executant architect: Thomas Colbourne.
Refs: Undated plans in Erasmus Smith Schools archive, Danum, Zion Road, Rathgar, Dublin; No. 3 Registry Book of Governors of Erasmus Smith Schools (1793-1822) in same archive; Hardiman, History of Galway (1820), 311

Building: CO. MEATH, TRIM, CASTLE STREET, COUNTY COURT HOUSE
Date: 1809ca
Nature: Courthouse committee given £100 'to compensate Rd Morrison architect for his expense…in making plans and estimated for the repairs and improvements of the County Sessions House' in Trim furnished by him to the Grand Jury'. (Also paid £40.5s.9d. to architect named Johnston for model.)
Refs: Plan (in had of Owen Fahy) showing improvements and additions, in NLI, Gun Cuninghame Collection, AD 3568; Co. Meath Grand Jury Query Book, 1798-1809, NA/PRO, 1C/33/71; Christine Casey, 'Court houses, market houses and town halls of Leinster', unpublished Ph.D. thesis, Univeristy College, Dublin, 1982, 67, Pl.61; A.M. Rowan, ed., The Architecture of Richard Morrison and William Vitruvius Morrison (IAA, 1989), 171

Building: CO. KERRY, BALLYHEIGUE CASTLE
Date: 1809ca
Nature: Adds. and alts., castellation, with William Morrison, for Col. James Crosbie.
Refs: A.M. Rowan, ed., The Architecture of Richard Morrison and William Vitruvius Morrison (IAA, 1989), 20,21(illus.)

Building: CO. LOUTH, DUNDALK, MARKET SQUARE, COUNTY COURT HOUSE
Date: 1810-12
Nature: RM and John Behan[2] submit tender and write to B.T. Balfour about building of same, 1810 (but offer turned down, see copy  letter from John Foster to Robert Page, r, 4 Oct 1811, in PRONI, D562/12766). RM offers to build same for £7,000, 1811.  RM offers to superintend building of same, 1812.
Refs: NLI MS 10,281 (IAA, Edward McParland files, Acc.2008/44);  PRONI D562/12766 (IAA, Edward McParland files, Acc.2008/44);  letter from RM to Robert Page, 13 Oct 1811, British Architectural Library Catalogue http://riba.sirsidynix.net.uk/uhtbin/cgisirsi/CJSPRyqnaa/MAIN_CAT/51420109/9 (last visited Jun 2009);   PRONI T2519/4/13 (IAA, Edward McParland files, Acc.2008/44).

Building: CO. OFFALY, KILLAGALLY HOUSE (FERBANE)
Date: 1810a
Nature: Attr. to RM by Joseph Feeny (in conversation). Probably Killagally (or Tessauran) Glebe house, which Carlisle (1810) describes as 'lately built'; Lewis says built in 1812 for £2119 'by the present incumbent' (i.e. Rev. Henry Mahon, brother of Ross Mahon of Castlegar & James Mahon of Weston).
Refs: Carlisle, topographical Directory of Ireland (1810); Lewis II, 621 (entry for Tessauran).

Building: CO. WEXFORD, BUNCLODY, ERASMUS SMITH SCHOOL
Date: 1810ca
Nature: For governors of Erasmus Smith's estates.
Refs: A.M. Rowan, ed., The Architecture of Richard Morrison and William Vitruvius Morrison (IAA, 1989), 43

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, HOWTH CASTLE
Date: 1810ca
Nature: Gothic gateway, for William St Lawrence, 2nd Earl of Howth. Attr. to RM on basis of similarity with his design for gates for Lismore Cathedral.
Refs: A.M. Rowan, ed., The Architecture of Richard Morrison and William Vitruvius Morrison (IAA, 1989), 106,118(illus.)

Building: CO. WICKLOW, CASTLE HOWARD
Date: 1811
Nature: Alts. & adds., for Lt. Col. Robert Howard. 'The idea is that of an Abbey and Castle' (Neale).
Refs: 2 undated elevations, drawn by Owen Fahy, & unsigned, undated plan, in IAA, Guinness Collection, Acc. 96/068.5/2/1-3;  J.P. Neale,Views of the Seats of Noblemen and Gentlemen in England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland  III (1820), no. 72; A.M. Rowan, ed., The Architecture of Richard Morrison and William Vitruvius Morrison (IAA, 1989), 65-67(illus.).

Building: CO. GALWAY, CASTLEGAR
Date: 1811ca
Nature: Gate lodge and piers. For Ross Mahon.
Refs: A.M. Rowan, ed., The Architecture of Richard Morrison and William Vitruvius Morrison (IAA, 1989),64

Building: CO. MAYO, CASTLEMACGARRETT (CLAREMORRIS)
Date: 1811P
Nature: Unexecuted Gothic designs for same signed by Owen Fahy (but really by Richard Morrison?) for Dominick Browne, 1st Baron Oranmore & Browne
Refs: Undated elevations signed by OF in collection of Hon. Garrett Browne, Luggala, Co. Wicklow (one repr. in R. MacDonnell, The Lost Houses of Ireland (2002), 51, who attributes it to Morrison), 50,51(illus.)

Building: CO. KERRY, TRALEE, COUNTY GAOL
Date: 1812
Nature: New gaol. with octangular governor's house at centre, three radiating wings. Plan similar to Enniskillen gaol but with longer wings and semi-circular chapel at back.
Refs: A.M. Rowan, ed., The Architecture of Richard Morrison and William Vitruvius Morrison (IAA, 1989), 170(illus.)

Building: CO. TIPPERARY, THOMASTOWN CASTLE
Date: 1812
Nature: Adds. & alts. in castle style and Gothic style for Francis Mathew, 2nd Earl of Landaff;   '...the modern Gothic house, painted light blue, appeared to me hideous' (Pückler-Muskau).
Refs: Plan and elevation by Owen Fahy in collection of Thomas Pakenham, Tullynally Castle, Co. Westmeath;  J.P. Neale, Views of the Seats of Noblemen and Gentlemen in England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland , II (1819), No. 70(illus.); J.N. Brewer, The Beauties of Ireland, II (1826), Pl. 5;  Hermann, Fürst von Pückler-Muskau, Tour in England, Ireland, and France: in the years 1828, and 1829 (1832), II, 38;  Mark Bence-Jones, 'Thomastown Castle, Co. Tipperary', Country Life 161, 2 Oct 1969, 818-24(illus.);  A.M. Rowan, ed., The Architecture of Richard Morrison and William Vitruvius Morrison (IAA, 1989), 166-168(illus.)

Building: CO. GALWAY, GALWAY, COURT HOUSE SQUARE, COUNTY COURT HOUSE
Date: 1812-15
Nature: New courthouse with Doric portico on site of Franciscan Abbey. First stone laid by William Le Poer Trench, 24 Jun 1812. Opened 1 Apr 1815 (Grants of of £1497.7s.3d for court house and £402.6s. for portico from Board of Works.)
Refs: Freeman's Journal, 29 Jun 1812;  James Hardiman, History of the town and county…of Galway (1820), 300(illus.); Hely Dutton, A Statistical and agricultural survey of the county of Galway  (1824), ? (Section 11);  1st Annual Report of Commissioners of Public Works (Ireland) (1832), 24; A.M. Rowan, ed., The Architecture of Richard Morrison and William Vitruvius Morrison (IAA, 1989), 98(illus.)

Building: CO. FERMANAGH, ENNISKILLEN, GAOL SQUARE, COUNTY GAOL
Date: 1812-15
Nature: 3-storey with octagonal core and 3 square wings at side and back. Contractor: John Behan. (Demolished.)
Refs: Angélique Day & Patrick McWilliams, eds.Ordnance Survey Memoirs of Ireland, Vol. 4: Parishes of Co. Fermanagh 1834-5 (1990), 54; A.M. Rowan, ed., The Architecture of Richard Morrison and William Vitruvius Morrison (IAA, 1989), 89-90

Building: CO. WESTMEATH, MOYDRUM CASTLE
Date: 1812ca
Nature: Adds. & alts. (castellated outside, classical inside) for William Handcock, lst Baron Castlemaine. (Destroyed, 1921-22.)
Refs: Unsigned, undated entrance elevation (in hand of Owen Fahy?) in collection of William Harvey (a descendant of Sandham Symes), 86 Beechwood Drive, Broomhill, Glasgow; J.P. Neale, Views of the Seats of Noblemen and Gentlemen in England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland (London, 1818-23), II, no. 70;
J.N. Brewer, The Beauties of Ireland (1825 & 1826) II, 246-7;  ,A.M. Rowan, ed., The Architecture of Richard Morrison and William Vitruvius Morrison (IAA, 1989), 134-135(illus.).

Building: CO. WATERFORD, LISMORE, CATHEDRAL OF ST CARTHAGE (CI)
Date: 1812ca
Nature: Restoration and new chancel. Proposed gate. Painted glass in E window by George McAlister.
Refs: Signed elevation and plan of gate in collection of loose drawings by (or connected with) RM, sold at Christie's 20 Jun 1978, now in NLI, PF 27 2130TX ; copy of this drawing by Owen Fahy in IAA, Guinness Collection, Acc. 96/68 (repr. A.M. Rowan, ed., The Architecture of Richard Morrison and William Vitruvius Morrison (IAA, 1989), 118);  meeting at Lismore mentioned in unsigned letter to Morrison, 6 May 1812, in De Burca Rare Books Catalogue 90 (Summer 2009), no. 361;  restoration referred to in NLI MS 1657 (IAA, Edward McParland files, Acc.2008/44);  Dublin Penny Journal 2, 30 Nov 1833), 173;  Douglas Scott Richardson, Gothic Revival Architecture in Ireland (1983), 199, Pl.96.
 

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, COLLEGE GREEN, TRINITY COLLEGE, BOTANY BAY
Date: 1813-16
Nature: Adds. to E. range and new N range. Contractor: Henry Ward.
Refs: MS. letters from Brian Bolger to [Richard Morrison], Mitchelstown, 6 May 1816 and (on verso) Richard Morrison to same(?), Lismore, 25 May [1816] re estimate for building in Botany Square and calculation of timber required for same (Coll: Rolf Loeber); TCD muniments, MUN/P/2/219; Dublin Penny Journal Oct 1835 gives Anatomy House and Botany Bay to 'Mssrs. Morrison' (IAA, Edward McParland files, Acc.2008/44); for other details and refs. see A.M. Rowan, ed., The Architecture of Richard Morrison and William Vitruvius Morrison (IAA, 1989), 84-86.

Building: CO. CARLOW, BORRIS HOUSE
Date: 1813ca
Nature: Adds & alts, including chapel and gate lodge. With William Morrison, for Walter Kavanagh. Contractor for entrance gate: Ned Mulligan.
Refs: Signed designs for library wall and ceiling in NLI, Stapleton Collection, 2321, 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, 92, 123; J.P. Neale, Views of Seats (1823), no. 67; J.N. Brewer, Beauties of Ireland (1826), II, 12-13; IB 29, 15 Dec 1887, 354; A.M. Rowan, ed., The Architecture of Richard Morrison and William Vitruvius Morrison (IAA, 1989), 35-40(illus.)

Building: CO. ROSCOMMON, ROSCOMMON, COUNTY GAOL
Date: 1814-1817
Nature: New gaol on radiating plan, based on Thomas Hardwick's design for Galway county gaol.  Replaced gaol of 1797.   In process of erection, Dec 1817.  Contractors: Thomas Colbourne and Richard Richards.
Refs: Minutes of Commissioners for General Control...and for Superintending...the erection...of asylums for the lunatic poor, 15 Dec 1817 (B.O'D.);  A.M. Rowan, ed., The Architecture of Richard Morrison and William Vitruvius Morrison (IAA, 1989), 148-9.

Building: CO. CLARE, DROMOLAND
Date: 1814ca
Nature: Unexecuted proposal for castellated adds. & alts. For Sir Edward O'Brien, 4th Bt.
Refs: A.M. Rowan, ed., The Architecture of Richard Morrison and William Vitruvius Morrison (IAA, 1989), 175-176

Building: CO. KILDARE, CARTON
Date: 1815ca
Nature: Adds. & alts. (new wings, dining room) for Augustus Frederick, 3rd Duke of Leinster. Plasterwork in dining room by Christopher Moore.
Refs: Plan showing proposed alts. in hand of Owen Fahy in collection of Powerscreen Ltd, Carton (1989); alternative plans and section of dining room in collection of Patrick Guinness (1990) (photographs of all these drawings in IAA); J.P. Neale,Views of the Seats of Noblemen and Gentlemen in England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland (second series II (1925) 8); .J.N. Brewer, The Beauties of Ireland (1825 & 1826), II, ?; E. McParland, 'Building in the grand manner', Country Life 153, 31 May 1973, 1538-1541(illus.); A.M. Rowan, ed., The Architecture of Richard Morrison and William Vitruvius Morrison (IAA, 1989), 50-54(illus.)

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, MARLBOROUGH STREET, ST MARY'S PRO-CATHEDRAL (RC)
Date: 1816-1819; 1821
Nature: RM in charge of works at same, 1816-1819 and? 1821. APSD gives building to 'Morrison & Taylor' (i.e. John Taylor), 1816-19.
Refs: Bolger MSS, NA/PRO 1A/58/128; APSD, D, 75;  Christine Casey, The Buildings of Ireland: Dublin (2005), 128-9.

Building: CO. ROSCOMMON, MOTE PARK
Date: 1816a
Nature: Classical adds. & alts. consisting of 6 bays and extra storey. For Hon. Sir Edward Crofton, 3rd Bt. (Destroyed by fire, 1865, and rebuilt. Subsequently demolished.)
Refs: Floor plans (in hand of Owen Fahy) in IAA, McCurdy & Mitchell collection, 82/49.33/1,2; signed, undated, front elevation of new offices and general ground plan (in hand of Owen Fahy) sold by George Mealy, Castlecomer, 6 Dec 1995 (Lot 376); A.M. Rowan, ed., The Architecture of Richard Morrison and William Vitruvius Morrison (IAA, 1989), 125-6(illus.)

Building: CO. GALWAY, MOUNT BELLEW
Date: 1817a
Nature: Classical adds. & alts. for Christopher Dillon Bellew.
Refs: Signed, undated, front elevation of new offices and general ground plan (in hand of Owen Fahy) sold by George Mealy, Castlecomer, 6 Dec 1995 (Lot 376); J.P. Neale, Views of Seats III (1820), No. 68; J.B. Burke, A Visitation of the seats and arms of the noblemen and gentlemen of Great Britain and Ireland (2nd ser., 1855), 176; A.M. Rowan, ed., The Architecture of Richard Morrison and William Vitruvius Morrison (IAA, 1989), 127-8(illus.)

Building: CO. FERMANAGH, CASTLE COOLE (ENNISKILLEN)
Date: 1817a
Nature: Offices and steward's house, and possibly alts. to stair hall, for Somerset Lowry-Corry, 2nd Earl of Belmore.
Refs: E.McP files cite payments to RM for design for offices, 1809,1810,1811 and probably 1815, in Castle Coole accounts, pp.2-3; Angélique Day & Patrick McWilliams, eds.Ordnance Survey Memoirs of Ireland, Vol. 4: Parishes of Co. Fermanagh 1834-5 (1990), 67; for other refs, and details, see A.M. Rowan, ed., The Architecture of Richard Morrison and William Vitruvius Morrison (IAA, 1989), 56-57

Building: CO. WICKLOW, ENNISKERRY, HOUSES
Date: 1818ca?
Nature: Lord Powerscourt (Richard Wingfield, 5th Viscount Powerscourt) erects 'rustic cottages' to designs by 'Mr Morrison'.
Refs: J.P. Lawson, Gazetteer of Ireland (1842), 415;  A.M. Rowan, ed., The Architecture of Richard Morrison and William Vitruvius Morrison (IAA, 1989), 89.

Building: CO. KERRY, TRALEE, ASHE STREET, CHURCH OF ST JOHN (CI)
Date: 1819 or 1831
Nature: RM said to have worked here (Lewis says church, 'a large and hadsome structure with a square tower with pinnacles', was enlarged in 1819 and enlarged and repaired 'more recently', while Leslie states thet the church'was enlarged and almost rebuilt in 1819 at a cost of £2450, and again enlarged in 1831, when the chancel was rebuilt' ).
Refs: A.M. Rowan, ed., The Architecture of Richard Morrison and William Vitruvius Morrison (IAA, 1989), 186;  Samuel Lewis, A Topographical dictionary of Ireland (1837), II, 642;  ames B. Leslie, Ardfert & Aghadoe Clergy and Parishes (1940), 158;  exterior and interior illus. in Claude Costegalde & Brian Walker, The Church of Ireland: an illustrated history (2013), 391, and extrior illus. in  J.B Leslie, ed. D.W.T. Crooks. Clergy of Limerick - Clergy of Ardfert and Agahadoe: biographical succession lists (Ulster Historical Foundation, 2015),  173.


Building: CO. WATERFORD, GLENCAIRN ABBEY
Date: 1819a
Nature: Proposed castle-style and Gothic adds. Only Gothic adds. executed. For Richard Edward Gumbleton and Henry Amyas Bushe.
Refs: Unsigned, undated entrance elevation (in hand of Owen Fahy?) in collection of William Harvey (a descendant of Sandham Symes), 86 Beechwood Drive, Broomhill, Glasgow;  J.P. Neale, Views of the Seats of Noblemen and Gentlemen in England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland, III (1820), no.71;   A.M. Rowan, ed., The Architecture of Richard Morrison and William Vitruvius Morrison (IAA, 1989), 68-69(illus.)

Building: CO. WICKLOW, SHELTON ABBEY
Date: 1819ca;1840
Nature: Remodelling, with William Morrison, for William Forward Howard, 4th Earl of Wicklow. 'Nunnery' wing of 1840c, attributable to RM on stylistic grounds.
Refs: G.N. Wright, A Guide to the County of Wicklow (1822),11, 81; J.P. Neale,Views of the Seats of Noblemen and Gentlemen in England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland II (London, 1823), no. 72;
 John Morrison, 'Life of the late William Vitruvius Morrison' in John Weale, ed., Quarterly Papers on Architecture I (1843-44), 8; 
A.M. Rowan, ed., The Architecture of Richard Morrison and William Vitruvius Morrison (IAA, 1989), 161-164(illus.)

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, COLLEGE GREEN, TRINITY COLLEGE, MUSEUM (OLD?)
Date: 1820
Nature: Makes plans for dome over museum.
Refs: TCD Register, 27 Sep and/or 9 Dec 1810 (IAA, Edward McParland files, Acc.2008/44)

Building: CO. WICKLOW, KILRUDDERY
Date: 1820-1829
Nature: Tudor-style adds. & alts. With William Morrison, for John Chambré Brabazon, 10th Earl of Meath. Also Greek revival gates and lodge, and octagonal dairy in garden. (House reduced in size by Phillimore & James, 1952-54, see drawings in RIBA Drawings Collection.)
Refs: John Cornforth & the Knight of Glin, 'Kilruddery, Co. Wicklow', Country Life 162 (14,21 Jul 1977, 78-81,146-9; A.M. Rowan, ed., The Architecture of Richard Morrison and William Vitruvius Morrison (IAA, 1989), 113-116(illus.)

Building: CO. MEATH, SLANE CASTLE
Date: 1820a
Nature: Unexecuted proposal for completion. For Henry Conyngham, 1st Marquess Conyngham.
Refs: A.M. Rowan, ed., The Architecture of Richard Morrison and William Vitruvius Morrison (IAA, 1989), 181

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, GLOUCESTER STREET UPPER, NO. 010
Date: 1820ca
Nature: Alts., including new entrance doorway, for himself. House demolished in 1980s.
Refs: A.M. Rowan, ed., The Architecture of Richard Morrison and William Vitruvius Morrison (IAA, 1989), 86,88(illus.)

Building: CO. KERRY, BALLYSEEDY
Date: 1821
Nature: Service wing tentatively attributed to RM by Bence-Jones, who dates it to 1816.. For Arthur Blennerhassett. (House built c. 1760 for R.P. Blennerhassett.)
Refs: Datestoneover entrance on N side of service wing (information from Bob Frewen, Jan 2015);  Mark Bence-Jones, Burke’s Guide to Country Houses. Volume I, Ireland. (London, 1978), 28(illus.); A.M. Rowan, ed., The Architecture of Richard Morrison and William Vitruvius Morrison (IAA, 1989), 186

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, O'CONNELL STREET UPPER, TRIUMPHAL ARCH
Date: 1821
Nature: Erected in 30 hours for visit of George IV.
Refs: [Pierce Egan], Real Life in Ireland (1904), 92; for further details and refs. see A.M. Rowan, ed., The Architecture of Richard Morrison and William Vitruvius Morrison (IAA, 1989), 86,87(illus.)

Building: CO. KERRY, CROTTO
Date: 1821a
Nature: Jacobean-style alts. to 17th century house, for William Carrique Ponsonby.
Refs: J.P. Neale,Views of the Seats of Noblemen and Gentlemen in England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland (London, 1818-23), Vol. IV, No. 69; A.M. Rowan, ed., The Architecture of Richard Morrison and William Vitruvius Morrison (IAA, 1989), 76,77(illus.)

Building: CO. LAOIS, BALLYFIN
Date: 1822
Nature: With William Morrison, for Sir Charles Henry Coote.
Refs: Album of unsigned and undated plans, elevations, sections in Morrison's hand in British Library (Ref. 13315/1594); other plans by Morrison in collection of Sir Christopher Coote; E. McParland, 'Ballyfin, Co. Leix', Country Life 154 (13,20 Sep 1973), 702-5,774-7; A.M. Rowan, ed., The Architecture of Richard Morrison and William Vitruvius Morrison (IAA, 1989), 13-18(illus.);  Kevin V. Mulligan, Ballyfin: the restoration of an Irish house & demesne (Churchill House Press, 1911), 39-54(illus.).

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, COLLEGE GREEN, TRINITY COLLEGE, ANATOMY HOUSE (1823-24)
Date: 1823-24
Nature: 6-bay, 2-storey building, now almost entirely demolished. FS laid 14 Jul 1823. Builders: Bergan, McKenna & Woods.
Refs: Trinity College muniments, MUN/P/2/255; Dublin Penny Journal Oct 1835 gives Anatomy House and Botany Bay to 'Mssrs. Morrison' (IAA, Edward McParland files, Acc.2008/44); for other refs. see A.M. Rowan, ed., The Architecture of Richard Morrison and William Vitruvius Morrison (IAA, 1989), 84-86(illus.)

Building: CO. MONAGHAN, ROSSMORE PARK
Date: 1824
Nature: Proposed rebuilding and gate lodge for Warner William Westenra, 2nd Baron Rossmore.
Refs: A.M. Rowan, ed., The Architecture of Richard Morrison and William Vitruvius Morrison (IAA, 1989), 149-53(illus.);  Kevin V. Mulligan, The Buildings of Ireland: South Ulster (2013), 482-484.

Building: CO. CORK, FOTA HOUSE
Date: 1825ca
Nature: Adds. & alts. With William Morrison, for John Smith-Barry.
Refs: J.P. Neale, Views of Seats, 2nd ser. IV (X), 1828, no. 60; B 8, 21 Sep 1850, 450-451; A.M. Rowan, ed., The Architecture of Richard Morrison and William Vitruvius Morrison (IAA, 1989), 92-97(illus.)

Building: CO. MEATH, SOMERVILLE
Date: 1830ca
Nature: Alts., including reorientation of house, 'almost certainly' by RM (or WVM?)
Refs: Mark Bence-Jones, Burke’s Guide to Country Houses. Volume I, Ireland. (London, 1978), 261; Christine Casey & Alistair Rowan, The Buildings of Ireland: North Leinster (1993), 342

Building: CO. CARLOW, BORRIS, CHURCH OF ST MOLING (CI, CLONAGOOSE PARISH)
Date: 1835
Nature: Private chapel of Borris House, designed by Richard Morrison, 18), licensed for worship as CI parish church, 16 May 1835.
Refs: Clergy of Cashel, Emly and Leighlin (Ulster Historical Foundation, 2012), 220(illus.),221; exterior and interior illus. in Claude Costegalde & Brian Walker, The Church of Ireland: an illustrated history (2013), 352.

Building: CO. TYRONE, BARONSCOURT
Date: 1835-1843
Nature: Reconstruction, with William Morrison, for James Hamilton, 2nd Marquess of Abercorn.
Refs: G. Jackson-Stops, 'Baronscourt, Co. Tyrone', Country Life 166 (12,19,26 Jul 1979), 86-9,162-5,232-5; A.M. Rowan, ed., The Architecture of Richard Morrison and William Vitruvius Morrison (IAA, 1989), 23-28(illus.)

Building: CO. CORK, ROSTELLAN CASTLE
Date: 1835a
Nature: Proposed Gothicization, for 2nd Marquess of Thomond. 'But he tired of the expense and stopped short, after very little was done except to a wing, which contains the offices andwhich has been finished off to have something like the appearance of a chapel' (Graham)
Refs: NLI, MS. 1657; Mark Bence-Jones, Burke’s Guide to Country Houses. Volume I, Ireland. (London, 1978), 248(illus.); Henry Heaney, ed., A Scottish Whig in Ireland, 1835-1838: the Irish Journals of Robert Graham of Redgorton (Dublin, 1999), 155;

Building: CO. WEXFORD, WELLS HOUSE
Date: 1836a
Nature: Unexecuted proposal for adds. & alts. for Robert Doyne.
Refs: Drawing in the collection of Uli Rossler, Wells House (2014);  A.M. Rowan, ed., The Architecture of Richard Morrison and William Vitruvius Morrison (IAA, 1989), 182.

Building: CO. FERMANAGH, CASTLE COOLE (ENNISKILLEN)
Date: 1838
Nature: Proposed gate lodge, for Somerset Lowry-Corry, 2nd Earl of Belmore.
Refs: Angélique Day & Patrick McWilliams, eds.Ordnance Survey Memoirs of Ireland, Vol. 4: Parishes of Co. Fermanagh 1834-5 (1990), 68; A.M. Rowan, ed., The Architecture of Richard Morrison and William Vitruvius Morrison (IAA, 1989), 56

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, HOWTH CASTLE
Date: 1840?
Nature: Proposed alts., only partly executed (i.e. to SW wing), for Thomas St Lawrence, 3rd Earl of Howth.
Refs: A.M. Rowan, ed., The Architecture of Richard Morrison and William Vitruvius Morrison (IAA, 1989), 106-107(illus.)

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, HOWTH CASTLE
Date: 1841p (?1849)
Nature: Gothicization of stables, for Thomas St Lawrence, 3rd Earl of Howth.
Refs: A.M. Rowan, ed., The Architecture of Richard Morrison and William Vitruvius Morrison (IAA, 1989), 106-107

Building: CO. WESTMEATH, TULLYNALLY
Date: 1842ca-1848ca
Nature: Adds. & alts. consisting of a kitchen wing and a family wing, for Edward Michael Pakenham, 3rd Earl of Longford. Contractor: Patrick Hanlon.
Refs: 'Testimonials of Mr Patrick Hanlon' in Jones file H22A; A.M. Rowan, ed., The Architecture of Richard Morrison and William Vitruvius Morrison (IAA, 1989), 142-144(illus.)

Building: CO. DOWN, CLANDEBOYE HOUSE
Date: ?
Nature: RM prepares drawings for same.
Refs: Drawings by RM for Clandeboye seen by Knight of Glin (IAA, Edward McParland files, Acc.2008/44)

Building: CO. GALWAY, CASTLEGAR
Date: ?
Nature: Single storey 'Cottage executed at Castlegar'
Refs: Signed elevation and plan in collection of loose drawings by (or connected with) RM, sold at Christie's 20 Jun 1978, now in NLI, PF 27 2130TX

Building: ?, BALLYBEG CASTLE
Date: ?
Nature: -
Refs: Signed, undated elevation in collection of loose drawings by (or connected with) RM, sold at Christie's 20 Jun 1978, now in NLI, PF 27 2130TX

Building: CO. OFFALY, ANNAGHMORE
Date: ?
Nature: The 'villa designed for William Curtis, Esqr' by RM may be a proposal for this house. (William Curtis (1775-1848) was an improving landlord, but by 1837 the house had been acquired by the Fox family, who were probably responsible for its enlargement.)
Refs: Signed plans and elevations of classical 2-storey house in collection of loose drawings by RM, sold at Christie's 20 Jun 1978, now in NLI, PF 27 2130TX;  see National Inventory of Architecture,buildingsof ireland.ie (last visited Jun 2010), which gives date of earlier part of house as 1790

Building: CO. GALWAY, GLINSK, HOUSE
Date: ?
Nature: 'Cottage building for John Burke Esqre, Glinsk'
Refs: Signed plans and elevations in collection of loose drawings by RM, sold at Christie's 20 Jun 1978, now in NLI, PF 27 2130TX

Building: CO. MONAGHAN, GLYNCH HOUSE
Date: ?
Nature: Exterior of classical house built for Joseph Rogers 'not inconsistent with RM's villa style. (Unexecuted castle style proposal in hand of Owen Fahy in collection of Thomas Pakenham.)
Refs: A.M. Rowan, ed., The Architecture of Richard Morrison and William Vitruvius Morrison (IAA, 1989), 186;  Kevin V. Mulligan, The Buildings of Ireland: South Ulster (2013), 496.

Building: CO. OFFALY, TULLYNISK
Date: ?
Nature: According to D. Griffin, rear elevation, including unusual chamfered architraves, is very similar to that of Cangort Park, Co. Offaly.
Refs: A.M. Rowan, ed., The Architecture of Richard Morrison and William Vitruvius Morrison (IAA, 1989), 186

Building: CO. KILDARE, DONADEA CASTLE
Date: ?
Nature: 'bowed centre of ca 1800' attr. to Richard Morrison' by Bence Jones (but cf. Burke). ?For Sir Fenton Aylmer, Bt., who married a da. of Sir John Evans Freke, 2nd Bt., in 1795 (see Castle Freke, Co. Cork). (House demolished, 1940)
Refs: Mark Bence-Jones, Burke’s Guide to Country Houses. Volume I, Ireland. (London, 1978), 104

Building: CO. CLARE, ENNIS, COUNTY GAOL
Date: ?
Nature: Letters from RM re Ennis Gaol in Vesey Fitzgerald MSS.
Refs: NLI, Vesey Fitzgerald papers, MS 7823, p.267 (information from Anthony Malcomson) (IAA, Edward McParland files, Acc.2008/44)

Building: CO. MONAGHAN, MONAGHAN, COUNTY GAOL
Date: ?
Nature: Letters re Monaghan Gaol in Vesey Fitzgerald MSS.
Refs: NLI MS 7823, p.267 (E.McP., citing information from Anthony Malcomson

Building: CO. WESTMEATH, KNOCKDRIN CASTLE
Date: ?
Nature: Unexecuted proposal for castle-style house for Sir Richard Levinge, 6th Bt. Design rejected in favour of one by James Shiel.
Refs: Elevation (in hand of Owen Fahy) in IAA, Acc. 80/51.1; A.M. Rowan, ed., The Architecture of Richard Morrison and William Vitruvius Morrison (IAA, 1989), 180(illus.)

Building: CO. LAOIS, MOUNT HENRY
Date: ?
Nature: Classical villa, for Henry Smyth (d.1838). Attr. to RM on stylistic grounds.
Refs: A.M. Rowan, ed., The Architecture of Richard Morrison and William Vitruvius Morrison (IAA, 1989), 129-131(illus.)

Building: CO. LIMERICK, KILPEACON
Date: ?
Nature: For Edward Cripps Villiers. Attr. to RM by McParland on basis of similarities with Bearforest.
Refs: E. McParland, 'Sir Richard Morrison's country houses: the smaller villas - I', Country Life 153 (24 May 1973), 1462-66; A.M. Rowan, ed., The Architecture of Richard Morrison and William Vitruvius Morrison (IAA, 1989), 109-112(illus.); Mary Cecilia Lyons, Illustrated Incumbered Estates Ireland, 1850-1905 (1993), 5(illus.)

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, RAHENY, GLEBE HOUSE
Date: ?
Nature: Proposed new glebe house.
Refs: Signed, undated front elevation and floor plans for 3-bay, 2-storey house (inscr. on verso: Mr Hanly/Carpenter/Whites Lane, Dorni[?]) in Representative Church Body Library, GH/6;  E.McP., citing 'A/Bp Dublin Registry MSS, TCD'.

Building: CO. KILKENNY, BELMORE LODGE (JERPOINT)
Date: ?
Nature: House and extensive offices (for Earl of Belmore?) House very similar in elevation and plan to Bearforest but with extensive offices on other side. (House demolished but offices survive, 2010.)
Refs: Undated plans and elevation (in hand of Owen Fahy, qv), inscr. 'Plan of the of the Principal Story and the offices of Jerpoint/Richd. Morrison Archt.' in possession of former owner of Belmore Lodge;  variant proposal in collection of Earl of Belmore, Castle Coole, 2010, see

Building: CO. WEXFORD, GOREY, RECTORY (SHALOM HOUSE)
Date: ?
Nature: cf. Bellair & Cangort Park.
Refs: For illustration, see David Rowe & Eithne Scallan, Houses of Wexford(Ballinakella Press, 2004), no. 932 (gives date as c. 1840, but cf. Lewis who records glebe house as 'a neat building')

Author Title Date Details
Morrison, Richard Useful and ornamental designs in architecture composed in the manner of the antique, and most approved taste of the present day 1793 Dublin, 1793.
Morrison, Richard Architecture 1844 Dublin, 1844  (Introductory lecture to RIAI course of lectures on architecture, delivered 28 Jun 1844.)  Also published in Civil Engineer and Architect's Journal 7, July 1844, 271-273 (for Henry Fulton's unflattering opinion of this lecture, see same issue, 254-255).
Morrison, Richard 'Observations on the Giant's Causeway in the County of Antrim' 1893 Anthologia Hibernica 2 (Aug 1793), 105-7.