Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Architectural partnership, of Dublin, formed in 1910 between RICHARD CAULFIELD ORPEN  RICHARD CAULFIELD ORPEN and his former pupil PAGE LAWRENCE DICKINSON PAGE LAWRENCE DICKINSON . The partnership lasted - in theory - until about 1918, although it effectively ended when Dickinson left to serve in World War I. After the war Dickinson moved to England.

Address: 13 South Frederick Street, Dublin.

See WORKS; see also works of RICHARD CAULFIELD ORPEN  RICHARD CAULFIELD ORPEN and PAGE LAWRENCE DICKINSON. PAGE LAWRENCE DICKINSON.




27 work entries listed in chronological order for ORPEN & DICKINSON


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Building: CO. KILDARE, BALLYMANY (NEWBRIDGE)
Date: 1910
Nature: Residence for manager of Duke of Westminster's stud farm begun. Contractor: J. Pemberton & Son.
Refs: IB 52, 20 May 1910, 338; IA & C 1, 22 Apr 1911, 177,184 (illus. with drawing by Dickinson); illus. in Guy St John Williams, The Racing lodges of the Curragh (1997), 85

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, GRAFTON STREET, NO. 030 (SCOTTISH TEMPERANCE LIFE ASSURANCE CO.)
Date: 1910-11
Nature: Remodelling;'a minimal Gothic exercise' (Casey).. Contractor: H. & J. Martin. 'Just finished' in Aug 1911. Electric lighting by Mssrs. Keatinge.
Refs: IB 52, 23 Jul 1910, 473; 53, 4 Feb,15 Apr,19 Aug 1911, 66,253,558; 54, 3 Feb 1912, 89;  Christine Casey, The Buildings of Ireland: Dublin (2005), 520.

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, FITZWILLIAM PLACE NORTH, NO. 002 & 3
Date: 1911
Nature: On King's Hospital estate; 'being practically rebuilt'. Contractor: James Dougan, Donnybrook.
Refs: IB 53, 23 Dec 1911, 850

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, WEXFORD STREET, NO. 008-9
Date: 1911
Nature: Rebuilding. Shops with 2-storey houses above. set back from street in anticipation of road widening. 2-storey bay windows. Faced with Portmarnock brick. Contractor: James Mackey, Camden St.
Refs: IB 53, 23 Dec 1911, 849

Building: WAL, COETMOR, ROBERTSON MEMORIAL CHAPEL (CI)
Date: 1911
Nature: Small chapel with bellcote on W, built as memorial to Dickinson's friend Donald Robertson, who died in climbing accident in Snowdonia. Design exhibited by Orpen at RHA, 1911.
Refs: RHA 1911, no. 485;  Richard Haslam, Julian Orbach & Adam Voelcker, Gwynedd (Buildings of Wales, 2009), 264.

Building: CO. KILDARE, CURRAGH HOUSE
Date: 1912
Nature: To be erected, for Mrs Clarke. Contractor: R.E. Mellon, Brighton Sq, Rathgar.
Refs: IB 54, 23 Nov 1912, 667

Building: CO. WICKLOW, WICKLOW, CHURCH (CI, WICKLOW PARISH)
Date: 1912
Nature: Renovation of church dating from 1700 and additions consisting of shortening of 2 side galleries at ends to allow pulpit to be put and N end and reading desk at S corner, erection of new chancel in place of decayed E window, erection of stained-glass window in S side of chancel and new window on N side where gallery will be shortened, 5 new windows by Sarah Purser, restoration of tower, rendering of exterior in cement..  £1,300. Contractor: Archer Bros, Somerton, Greystones.
Refs: IB 54, 16 Mar,3 Aug 1912, 163,448;  Wicklow Newsletter, 27 May 1911,13,20 Jul 1912(illus.)  Building News 103, 9 Aug 1912, 184;  exterior illus. in Claude Costegalde & Brian Walker, The Church of Ireland: an illustrated history (2013), 303.

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, FREDERICK STREET SOUTH, NO. 036
Date: 1912
Nature: General reconstruction including new roofs, sanitary works &c. Contractor: James Dougan, Donnybrook.
Refs: IB 54, 2 Mar 1912, 141

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, HANBURY LANE, HOUSES (005)
Date: 1912
Nature: General reconstruction. Contractor: James Dougan, Donnybrook.
Refs: IB 54, 17 Feb 1912, 110

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, ST STEPHEN'S GREEN, NO. 023
Date: 1912
Nature: Reconstructional work, converting upper rooms into suites of offices. Contractor: Marks Bros.
Refs: IB 54, 3 Feb 1912, 81

Building: CO. KILDARE, CARBURY, RAHAN DEMESNE, CHURCH OF ST ANN (CI)
Date: 1912
Nature: New church in Rahan demesne for 70-80 persons. Bult in memory of Mrs Palmer at sole expense of her son Charles Colley Palmer of Rahan. Carrick limestone from Rahan demesne. Celtic ornament on chancel arch and N porch.  FS laid, 17 Jun 1912. Dedicated, 24 Jun 1913.
Refs: Irish Times, 20,26 Jun 1912.

Building: CO. DUBLIN, CORNELSCOURT, NATIONAL SCHOOLS
Date: 1912
Nature: Tenders invited for erecting new national schools for Very Rev. Conon O'Hea.
Refs: Irish Times, 15 Aug 1912.

Building: CO. DUBLIN, CABINTEELY, NATIONAL SCHOOL
Date: 1912-14
Nature: New school, for Very Rev. Canon O'Hea, PP. Opened by Sir Horace Plunkett, 17 Oct 1914. Contractor: Louis Monks. Cost: £3,046.
Refs: Design for proposed school exh. RHA 1913, no. 516; Clonliffe College Archive MS p1/2 (ref. to St Brigid's National School, Foxrock, 1913, £300); IB 54, 17,31 Aug 1912, 491,?; 56, 24 Oct 1914, 601

Building: CO. OFFALY, RAHAN (EDENDERRY), CHURCH OF ST ANNE (CI)
Date: 1913
Nature: New Romanesque church of limestone, with chancel panelled in Irish marble being erected by Charles Colley Palmer, DL, in memory of his mother, Elizabeth Emily Anne Palmer (née Nugent). Contractor: O'Reilly & Son, Killucan. (Derelict by 2007.)
Refs: IB 55, 15 Feb 1913, 122(illus. by P.L. Dickinson)

Building: ITALY, ALASSIO, LIBRARY
Date: 1913
Nature: Design (drawn by Dickinson) exh. RHA, 1913.
Refs: RHA 1913, no. 431; repr. in supplement to IA & C 3, 5 Jul 1913

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, CAMDEN STREET LOWER, NO. 038
Date: 1913
Nature: Addition at rear, for Miss O'Leary.
Refs: IB 55, 13 Sep 1913, 595

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, CAPEL STREET, NO. 113 (IRISH CINEMA)
Date: 1913
Nature: Extension & partial reconstruction in progress.
Refs: IB 55, 8 Nov 1913, 713

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, PARNELL STREET, NO. 071B (COSY CINEMA)
Date: 1913
Nature: Premises opposite Rotunda Hospital to be converted into small cinema, seating about 180 persons.
Refs: IB 55, 16 Aug 1913, 536

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, LORD EDWARD STREET, NO. 021-25 (MUNICIPAL BUILDINGS) (PROPOSED)
Date: 1913
Nature: Competition entrants (no. 11). Their design had courtyard screened from road by Doric colonnade.
Refs: IB 55, 12 Apr 1913, 259

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, LINCOLN PLACE, DENTAL HOSPITAL
Date: 1913-15
Nature: Extension. Contractor: H. & J. Martin. £2787.
Refs: IB 55, 22 Nov 1913, 743; 56, 1 Aug,21 Nov 1914, 475,645; 57, 28 Aug 1915, 379

Building: CO. DUBLIN, BRACKENSTOWN (SWORDS)
Date: 1914
Nature: To be rebuilt after having been destroyed by fire, Nov 1913. Contractor: H. & J. Martin. To be rebuilt as 2-storey (instead of 3-storey) house and aspect changed from W to N.
Refs: IB 56, 1 Aug 1914, 472

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, GLOUCESTER STREET, NO. 044
Date: 1914
Nature: Rebuilding. Contractor: J. Keegan & Sons, Hallway Sq, North Circular Rd.
Refs: IB 56, 31 Jan 1914, 75

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, STRANMILLIS ROAD, BELFAST MUNICIPAL MUSEUM & ART GALLERY
Date: 1914
Nature: Competition entrants, awarded a distinction. Assessor: John James Burnet.
Refs: IB 56, 9 May 1914, 292

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, AMIENS STREET, NO. 025 (ARMSTRONG, R.)
Date: 1916
Nature: Addition to be erected at rear.
Refs: IB 58, 19 Aug 1916, 399

Building: CO. WATERFORD, CAPPOQUIN HOUSE
Date: 1917
Nature: Scheme of Georgian style plaster wall panelling, for Sir John Keane. Executed by M. Creedon, Clare lane, Dublin.
Refs: IB 59, 6 Jan 1917, 7

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, BERESFORD PLACE, NO. 016-17 (NORTHUMBERLAND HOUSE)
Date: 1918
Nature: New constructional work. Contractor: McLaughlin & Harvey.
Refs: IB 60, 14 Dec 1918, 547

Building: CO. LIMERICK, LIMERICK, BRIDGE STREET, CATHEDRAL OF ST MARY (CI)
Date: 1920
Nature: Proposed memorial chapel.
Refs: Design, drawn by Orpen & Dickinson & Conor O'Brien, exh. RHA, 1920., no. 380.