Selected: PEARCE, EDWARD LOVETT (SIR)


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Died: 1733


Architect and Surveyor General, 1731-1733. Edward Lovett Pearce was a son of General Edward Pearce and his wife Frances, daughter of the Dublin merchant Christopher Lovett, who had been Lord Mayor of the city in 1676-7. His family, which also owned a property at Whitlingham, Norfolk, had wide-reaching and, in some cases, influential connections in both England and Ireland. His date of birth appears to have been in the late 1690s. He was thus still only a child when his father secured him an army commission in 1707. Details of his subsequent military career are scanty: he was a cornet in his father's regiment by 1714 and a captain in Molesworth's Dragoons under Colonel Neville by 1721 or 1722.

Even less is known of Pearce's architectural formation. His father was a first cousin of Sir John Vanbrugh,(1) so that it is reasonable to suppose that Vanbrugh had a hand in it; there may be other indications that this was so,(2) but as yet no solid documentation has been found to confirm it, nor is there much evidence that Vanbrugh's baroque style influenced Pearce's classicism, which was rooted in a close study of Palladio. In 1723-1724 Pearce made the Grand Tour: he was in Nimes in August 1723, when he drew the Maison Carré;(3) in Florence in September; in Rome in October, in Bologna and the Veneto, looking at Palladio's buildings, in April 1724, and in Geneva, travelling home in a hurry, the following month. While he was in Florence he was in contact with ALESSANDRO GALILEI  ALESSANDRO GALILEI in connection with statues for 'Mr Conolly' - presumably William Conolly, whom Pearce assisted in the building of his new seat at Castletown, Co. Kildare, - and drawings for the 'Palace'.(4) He was in Dublin by May 1725. Early in 1728, after some months of manoeuvering, he succeeded in becoming a member of the Irish parliament as representative of the borough of Ratoath, Co. Meath.(5) Later in 1728 he was selected as architect of the new Parliament House on College Green, over the head of the Surveyor General, THOMAS BURGH. H THOMAS BURGH. H is ambition to become Surveyor General himself was realised in January 1731, following Burgh's death the previous month. Among the public works which required his attention at the beginning of the 1730s were the Navan Turnpike, of which he became a trustee in 1730,(6) the Newry Canal,(7) the Royal Hospital Kilmainham, of which he was appointed overseer of works in 1731 and a governor in 1732,(8) and Dr Steeven's Hospital.(9)

In 1731 Pearce leased the property of Tylorcain Hall and the Grove, Stillorgan, Co. Dublin, from John Joshua, 2nd Viscount Allen, of Stillorgan House. He was knighted on 10 March 1732 awarded the Freedom of the Dublin on 6 April 1733. and died 'of a violent cholick in his stomach' at Stillorgan, on 7 December 1733. He was buried on 10 December at Donnybrook cemetery, where his grave is no longer identifiable. He married his first cousin, Anne (d. 1749), daughter of Lieutenant General Thomas Pearce, by whom he had four daughters.

Three years after his death Pearce was the subject of a scurrilous attack in the form of a poem, 'The Toast', partly written in Latin and published in 1736 by William King, an Oxford don, under the pseudonym Frederick Scheffer. King, who admitted to having a personal grudge against him, alleged that, Pearce, among other colourful vices and misdemeanours, had relied on RICHARD CASTLE' RICHARD CASTLE' s advice, skill and labour in the construction of the Parliament House but had denied Castle both credit and payment for his work. In fact the genesis and extent of Pearce's professional relationship with Castle is unknown, but it is clear that both at the Parliament House and for the Newry Canal works he relied on Castle's expertise. In 1769, the anonymous writer of an article in the Freeman's Journal on the Parliament House, who attributed the design to both Pearce and Castle, neatly summed up the complementary characteristics of the two architects: 'the one a Gentleman of Rank and liberal Education, [who] seems to have possessed a classic and polished Taste…The other a Foreigner of great Experience and Skill in building…[who] does not appear to have possessed much Elegance of Fancy'.(10) Maurice Craig refers to a 'tradition' that WILLIAM HALFPENNY  WILLIAM HALFPENNY also worked under Pearse at the Parliament House,(11) but documentary corroboration is lacking. Halfpenny is known to have been in Ireland in 1732, while Eileen Harris has observed that in his New and Compleat System of Architecture (1749) he 'drew mainly upon his experience of moderate-sized houses in Ireland by architects like Edward Lovett Pearce and Richard Cassels' and that his designs in The Modern Builder's Assistant (1757) show 'even more evidence of a connection with Edward Lovett Pearce and Ireland than his designs in A New and Compleat System'.(12)

Three volumes of architectural drawings by Pearce, Vanbrugh and Castle formerly belonged to Lord Allen's descendants, the Probys of Elton Hall, Huntingdonshire, when they were catalogued by Howard Colvin and Maurice Craig in Architectural Drawings in the library of Elton Hall by Sir John Vanbrugh and Sir Edward Lovett Pearce (1964). Two of the three volumes are now in the Victoria & Albert Museum (E.2123 and E.2124). The third album containing designs for Stillorgan House and demesne remains in the Probys' possession. Pearce's name has been less reliably associated with a small group of drawings in the Papworth Collection in the RIBA Drawings Collection. His annotated copy of Palladio's Quattro Libri dell'Architettura is in the RIBA Library.

See WORKS and BIBLIOGRAPHY. BIBLIOGRAPHY.

References
All information in this entry not otherwise accounted for is from the account of Pearce's life and career in E. McParland, Public Architecture in Ireland: 1680-1760 (2001), H. Colvin and M. Craig, Architectural Drawings in the library of Elton Hall by Sir John Vanbrugh and Sir Edward Lovett Pearce (Roxburghe Club, 1964) M. Craig, 'Sir Edward Lovett Pearce', BIGS 17 (Jan-Jun 1974), 10-14, and 'The Quest for Sir Edward Lovett Pearce', Irish Arts Review Yearbook 12 (1996), 27-34.   A succinct biography is in Howard Colvin, A Biographical dictionary of British architects 1600-1840 (4th edn., 2008), 793-4. A miniature portrait which is said to be either of Pearce or his father was formerly in the possession of  Lady Keane, a connection of the Lovett family (information and photographs of miniature in Edward McParland files).


(1) See family tree in Colvin & Craig, op. cit., above, xl.
(2) See McParland, op.cit., above, 184-5,199.
(3) Colvin & Craig, op. cit., above, 35 (no. 237), Pl.51.
(4) McParland, op. cit. above, 182.
(5) In 1729 he sponsored an act regulating the building industry and brick size (3 Geo. II.14).
(6) NLI, Headfort MS 25448 (information from Roger Hill).
(7) W.A. McCutcheon, The Canals of the North of Ireland (1965), 18-20.
(8) PRO RHK 1/1/4 (IAA, Edward McParland files, Acc. 2008/44).
(9) Colvin & Craig, op. cit., above, 34; Noreen Casey, 'Hospital Architecture in Dublin' in E.O'Brien, ed., A Portrait of Irish Medicine (1984), 219-220(illus.)
(10) Freeman's Journal 31 Dec 1768-3 Jan 1769, cited by McParland, op. cit., above, 196.
(11) M. Craig, op.cit., above, 11.
(12) Eileen Harris, British Architectural Books and Writers 1556-1785 (1990), 219,222.

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Building: CO. KILDARE, CASTLETOWN
Date: 1722-173?
Nature: ELP involved in some way in the building of same for Thomas Conolly.
Refs: Sketch plan of hall, plan of house and profile of cornice, all unsigned and undated and not necessarily in ELP's hand, in Elton Hall Collection (see .Howard Colvin and Maurice Craig, Architectural Drawings in the library of Elton Hall by Sir John Vanbrugh and Sir Edward Lovett Pearce (1964), 3 (no.13),14 (no.99),36(no.245), pls.69a,69b)

Building: ENGLAND, SHADWELL PARK (NORFOLK)
Date: 1725ca
Nature: Proposed design for front of house, for John Buxton.
Refs: IAA, Edward McParland files, Acc.2008/44, citing Buxton MSS., Cambridge University Library; Howard Colvin, A Biographical dictionary of British architects 1600-1840 (3rd edn., 1995), 745, citing Mark Girouard, 'Shadwell Park, Norfolk', Country Life, 2 Jul 1964.

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, GRACE PARK ROAD, DRUMCONDRA HOUSE
Date: 1727
Nature: New front and proposed alts. for Dr Marmaduke Coghill.
Refs: Front elevation with letter to Dr Coghill from ELP, Dublin, 27 Aug 1727, on verso in V & A, Elton Hall Collection (seeHoward Colvin and Maurice Craig, Architectural Drawings in the library of Elton Hall by Sir John Vanbrugh and Sir Edward Lovett Pearce (1964), xliii,4-5 (no. 27), Pl.57b); Mark Bence-Jones, Burke’s Guide to Country Houses. Volume I, Ireland. (London, 1978), 112(illus.).

Building: ENGLAND, RICHMOND LODGE (SURREY)_
Date: 1727p
Nature: Proposed mansion in Old Deer Park, Richmond 'probably prepared for George II soon after his accession in 1727' attr. to ELP (on basis of handwriting at end of introductory text?).
Refs: Unsigned, undated drawings in V & A, Elton Hall Collection, 'Richmond Album', also drawing no. 103 in miscellaneous volume, see Howard Colvin and Maurice Craig, Architectural Drawings in the library of Elton Hall by Sir John Vanbrugh and Sir Edward Lovett Pearce (1964), xlii, 15(no.103)

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, PHOENIX PARK, MOUNTJOY HOUSE (FORMERLY CASTLEKNOCK LODGE)
Date: 1728?
Nature: ELP 'may well have been its designer' (Casey). For Luke Gardiner.
Refs: Christine Casey, The Buildings of Ireland: Dublin (2005), 300-301.

Building: ENGLAND, LONDON, AUDLEY STREET NORTH, NO. 012
Date: 1728ca-1730
Nature: Possibly designed in part by ELP for Col. Edward Ligonier.
Refs: Howard Colvin and Maurice Craig, Architectural Drawings in the library of Elton Hall by Sir John Vanbrugh and Sir Edward Lovett Pearce (1964), xliii; Maurice Craig, 'The quest for Sir Edward Lovett Pearce', Irish Arts Review Yearbook 12 (1996), 33

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, COLLEGE GREEN, PARLIAMENT HOUSE
Date: 1729
Nature: New. FS laid 3 Feb 1729. Finished under supervision of Arthur Dobbs after Pearce's death.
Refs: Draft memorial by ELP to Lords Justices of Ireland and designs in V & A, Elton Hall Collection (see .Howard Colvin and Maurice Craig, Architectural Drawings in the library of Elton Hall by Sir John Vanbrugh and Sir Edward Lovett Pearce (1964), 1(nos. 1,2,4),2(no.11),5(nos.29,31?),24(no.165),27(no.184), Pls.45,46,47,48a,48b,49); Edward Watson. 'The Irish Parliament House. Who was the architect?', IB 71, 8 Jun 1929, 516-528; E. McParland, 'Edward Lovett Pearce and the Parliament House in Dublin', Burlington Magazine 131 (Feb, 1989), 91-100;  Christine Casey, The Buildings of Ireland: Dublin (2005), 380-86.

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, HENRIETTA STREET, NO. 009
Date: 1729
Nature: For Thomas Carter; attr. to ELP because Carter was married to ELP's first cousin. (Front copied from  30 Old Burlington St, London, designed by Lord Burlington and Colen Campbell for Lord Mountrath).
Refs: Information from Mary Aronsson in letter to Desmond Guinness, 27 Apr 1993;  Christine Casey, The Buildings of Ireland: Dublin (2005), 196.

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, HENRIETTA STREET, NO. 011-12
Date: 1730
Nature: Pair of houses for Luke Gardiner.
Refs: Section and 2 alternative designs for doorway with notes in ELP's hand in V & A, Elton Hall Collection (see Howard Colvin and Maurice Craig, Architectural Drawings in the library of Elton Hall by Sir John Vanbrugh and Sir Edward Lovett Pearce (1964), xliv-v,26(no.171),30(nos.204,205),pl.63; Christine Casey, The Buildings of Ireland: Dublin (2005), 198-9.

Building: CO. TIPPERARY, CASHEL, MAIN STREET, ARCHBISHOP'S PALACE
Date: 1730-1732
Nature: New archbishop's palace.  For Archbishop Theophilus Bolton.
Refs: Unsigned, undated elevation with flap to show 2- and 3-storey alternative schemes in V & A, Elton Hall Collection (see Howard Colvin and Maurice Craig in Architectural Drawings in the library of Elton Hall by Sir John Vanbrugh and Sir Edward Lovett Pearce (1964), xliv,26 (no. 172), Pl.66); Georgian Society Records (1909-13), V, 36 ff.; Mark Bence-Jones, 'An Archbishop's Palace', Country Life, 31 Aug 1972, 521-524;

Building: CO. MEATH, SUMMERHILL
Date: 1730ca
Nature: Probably designed by ELP and completed by Richard Castle. For Hercules Langford Rowley.
Refs: Christine Casey & Alistair Rowan, The Buildings of Ireland: North Leinster (1993), 491; listed as 'less than completely authenticated' work by Maurice Craig, 'The quest for Sir Edward Lovett Pearce', Irish Arts Review Yearbook 12 (1996), 34

Building: CO. WESTMEATH, GAULSTOWN
Date: 1730ca
Nature: Attr. to Pearce or William Halfpenny by Casey & Rowan.
Refs: Christine Casey & Alistair Rowan, The Buildings of Ireland: North Leinster (1993), 196-7(illus.); Maurice Craig, 'The quest for Sir Edward Lovett Pearce', Irish Arts Review Yearbook 12 (1996), 31(illus.)

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, CASTLE STREET, DUBLIN CASTLE
Date: 1730s
Nature: Extension to armoury.
Refs: Christine Casey, The Buildings of Ireland: Dublin (2005), 360.

Building: CO. MEATH, SUMMERHILL
Date: 1731
Nature: Probably in collaboration with Castle. For Hercules Rowley, M.P.
Refs: The Knight of Glin, 'Richard Castle, architect, his biography and works' in BIGS 7, no. 1 (Jan - Mar 1964), 32-38; Christine Casey & Alistair Rowan, The Buildings of Ireland: North Leinster (1993), 491-2

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, HENRIETTA STREET, NO. 011
Date: 1731
Nature: EP possibly involved in design.
Refs: Elevation and plan, signed and dated 1731, and site plan in V & A, Elton Hall Collection (see Howard Colvin and Maurice Craig, Architectural Drawings in the library of Elton Hall by Sir John Vanbrugh and Sir Edward Lovett Pearce (1964), 10(no.65),21(no.140),pl.62.

Building: ?, DONNAMORE, BARRACKS
Date: 1731-33
Nature: Conversion of Capt. Rawson's house into dragoon barracks.
Refs: 2 plans relating to same, 1 annotated in ELP's hand?, in V & A, Elton Hall Collection. See (see .Howard Colvin and Maurice Craig, Architectural Drawings in the library of Elton Hall by Sir John Vanbrugh and Sir Edward Lovett Pearce (1964), 6(no. 38),8(no. 54)

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, FISHAMBLE STREET, CHRIST CHURCH DEANERY
Date: 1731-33
Nature: New Deanery for Dean Welbore Ellis.
Refs: E. McParland, 'Edward Lovett Pearce and the Deanery of Christ Church, Dublin', A. Bernelle, ed., Decantations: a tribute to Maurice Craig (Dublin, 1992), 130-133

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, CASTLE STREET, DUBLIN CASTLE
Date: 1731p
Nature: Addition of office at W end of State Apartments. N and SE ranges on Craig's 'list of candidates for buildings in some way connected to Pearce'
Refs: See Howard Colvin and Maurice Craig, Architectural Drawings in the library of Elton Hall by Sir John Vanbrugh and Sir Edward Lovett Pearce (1964), 9(Nos.60,61),,13(no.91),Pl.47a,b,c; John Cornforth, 'Dublin Castle - II', Country Life 148, 6 Aug 1970, 342-3; Maurice Craig, 'The quest for Sir Edward Lovett Pearce', Irish Arts Review Yearbook 12 (1996), 33

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, CIRCULAR ROAD SOUTH (KILMAINHAM), ROYAL HOSPITAL
Date: 1731p
Nature: ELP appointed overseer of works, 1731. Responsible for changing transom windows to sashes. Garden house on Craig's 'list of candidates for buildings in some way connected to Pearce'.
Refs: PRO RHK 1/1/4 (IAA, Edward McParland files, Acc.2008/44); information from David Griffin (source hospital records?); Maurice Craig, 'The quest for Sir Edward Lovett Pearce', Irish Arts Review Yearbook 12 (1996), 33

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, PATRICK STREET, ST PATRICK'S CATHEDRAL (CI)
Date: 1732
Nature: Monument to William Worth, for Dr Edward Worth;  'a slender Doric aedicule' (Casey).
Refs: Elevation, dated 1732, in V & A, Elton Hall Collection (see Howard Colvin and Maurice Craig, Architectural Drawings in the library of Elton Hall by Sir John Vanbrugh and Sir Edward Lovett Pearce (1964), 34(no.227),pl.53b);  Christine Casey, The Buildings of Ireland: Dublin (2005), 620.

Building: CO. DUBLIN, ?, HOUSE FOR COL. JOHN LIGONIER
Date: 1732p
Nature: Proposed house for Col. John Ligonier 'Entended...to be Built...about 6 [Irish] miles from Dublin by a plan of Sir Edward Lovet Pearce'. Unexecuted?
Refs: Estimate in V & A, Elton Hall Collection (see Howard Colvin and Maurice Craig, Architectural Drawings in the library of Elton Hall by Sir John Vanbrugh and Sir Edward Lovett Pearce (1964), 2(no.6); photograph in IAA)

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, AUNGIER STREET, PLAYHOUSE
Date: 1733
Nature: FS laid 8 May 1733; 'generally regarded as a very sumptuous but a very bad theatre with appalling acoustics and visibility' (Casey)
Refs: DNB; 'Annals of Dublin' in Pettigrew & Oulton's Dublin Almanac (1847); M. Lenihan, History of Limerick (1866), 331; Christine Casey, '"De architectura": an Irish eighteenth-century gloss', Architectural History 37 (1994), 88.

Building: CO. CAVAN, LISMORE
Date: 1733a
Nature: 'probably built before 1733... and very possibly designed by Sir Edward Lovett Pearce'
Refs: Maurice Craig, Classic Irish Houses of the Middle Size (1976), 74(illus.); Mark Bence-Jones, Burke’s Guide to Country Houses. Volume I, Ireland. (London, 1978), 186.

Building: CO. KILKENNY, DESART COURT
Date: 1733ca
Nature: 'built ca 1733 for John Cuffe, 1st Lord Desart, almost certainly to the design of Sir Edward Lovett Pearce'. On Craig's 'list of candidates for buildings in some way connected to Pearce'.
Refs: Mark Bence-Jones, Burke’s Guide to Country Houses. Volume I, Ireland. (London, 1978), 103(illus.); Maurice Craig, 'The quest for Sir Edward Lovett Pearce', Irish Arts Review Yearbook 12 (1996), 33. (House fully described and illus. in Georgian Society Records (1909-13), V (1915), 55ff.)

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, COLLEGE GREEN, TRINITY COLLEGE, PRINTING HOUSE
Date: 1734
Nature: On Craig's 'list of candidates for buildings in some way connected to Pearce'.
Refs: Maurice Craig, 'The quest for Sir Edward Lovett Pearce', Irish Arts Review Yearbook 12 (1996), 33

Building: CO. DUBLIN, WOODLANDS (SANTRY)
Date: 1735a
Nature: Attributed by Craig to ELP. For Rev. John Jackson, vicar of Santry.
Refs: Mark Bence-Jones, Burke’s Guide to Country Houses. Volume I, Ireland. (London, 1978), 286; Maurice Craig, Classic Irish Houses of the Middle Size (1976), 76-7(illus.)

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, STEEVENS'S LANE, STEEVENS'S HOSPITAL
Date: 173?
Nature: Boardroom/library has been attributed to ELP, but Casey questions attribution.
Refs: Howard Colvin and Maurice Craig, Architectural Drawings in the library of Elton Hall by Sir John Vanbrugh and Sir Edward Lovett Pearce (1964), 34; Noreen Casey, 'Hospital Architecture in Dublin' in E.O'Brien, ed., A Portrait of Irish Medicine (1984), 219-220(illus.);  Christine Casey, The Buildings of Ireland: Dublin (2005),

Building: CO. DONEGAL, WARDTOWN
Date: 1740
Nature: For General Folliott. On Craig's 'list of candidates for buildings in some way connected to Pearce' though built after Pearce's death. cf. Arch Hall, Co. Meath. According to Allingham,; built by General Folliott after great frost of 1739-40 'which occasioned a period of great scarcity and distress'.
Refs: Hugh Allingham, Ballyshannon: its history and antiquities (1879), 79-80; Alistair Rowan, The Buildings of Ireland: North West Ulster (1979), 504-6(illus.); Maurice Craig, 'Sir Edward Lovett Pearce', BIGS17, Jan-Jun 1974, 14; Maurice Craig, 'The quest for Sir Edward Lovett Pearce', Irish Arts Review Yearbook 12 (1996), 33(illus.)

Building: CO. OFFALY, GLOSTER
Date: ?
Nature: Influence of ELP can be seen both in exterior and interior. For ELP's 1st cousin Trevor Lloyd. On Craig's 'list of candidates for buildings in some way connected to Pearce'.
Refs: Mark Bence-Jones, Burke’s Guide to Country Houses. Volume I, Ireland. (London, 1978), 141(illus.); Maurice Craig, 'The quest for Sir Edward Lovett Pearce', Irish Arts Review Yearbook 12 (1996), 33

Building: CO. TIPPERARY, DUNDRUM HOUSE
Date: ?
Nature: New house, 'very much in the style of Sir Edward Lovett Pearce' (Bence-Jones). For ? Maude.
Refs: Mark Bence-Jones, Burke’s Guide to Country Houses. Volume I, Ireland. (London, 1978), 115

Building: CO. OFFALY, CUBA COURT (BANAGHER)
Date: ?
Nature: 'suggests the participation of Sir Edward Lovett Pearce' (Craig). For - Fraser.
Refs: Maurice Craig, Classic Irish Houses of the Middle Size (1976), 80-83(illus.); Mark Bence-Jones, Burke’s Guide to Country Houses. Volume I, Ireland. (London, 1978), 96(illus.)

Building: CO. CAVAN, CABRA CASTLE (KINGSCOURT)
Date: ?
Nature: 'Knight of Glin considers it to have been almost certainly by Sir Edward Lovett Pearce'. For Mervyn? Pratt (who m. daughter of Thomas Coote).
Refs: Mark Bence-Jones, Burke’s Guide to Country Houses. Volume I, Ireland. (London, 1978), 52

Building: CO. MEATH, ARCH HALL
Date: ?
Nature: House and arch in grounds attributed to ELP.
Refs: Mark Bence-Jones, Burke’s Guide to Country Houses. Volume I, Ireland. (London, 1978), 7(illus.); Christine Casey & Alistair Rowan, The Buildings of Ireland: North Leinster (1993), 109; Maurice Craig, 'The quest for Sir Edward Lovett Pearce', Irish Arts Review Yearbook 12 (1996), 33

Building: ENGLAND, HEYDON HALL (NORFOLK)
Date: ?
Nature: Suggested alts. for - Earle.
Refs: Survey plan with notes and roughly sketched alts. in V & A, Elton Hall Collection (see Howard Colvin and Maurice Craig, Architectural Drawings in the library of Elton Hall by Sir John Vanbrugh and Sir Edward Lovett Pearce (1964), 12(no.83); photo. in IAA)

Building: ENGLAND, ASHLEY PARK (SURREY)
Date: ?
Nature: Proposed service wing. Completion of house begun by Vanbrugh or collaboration with Vanbrugh?. For 2nd Viscount Shannon.
Refs: Unsigned, undated plan and memorandum in V & A, Elton Hall Collection (see Howard Colvin and Maurice Craig, Architectural Drawings in the library of Elton Hall by Sir John Vanbrugh and Sir Edward Lovett Pearce (1964), xliii,3(no.14),13(no.90),pl.68; John Harris, 'Ashley Park, Surrey: a matter of Sir John Vanbrugh and Sir Edward Lovett Pearce', in A. Bernelle, ed., Decantations: a tribute to Maurice Craig(1992), 79-87

Building: CO. CAVAN, BELLAMONT FOREST
Date: ?
Nature: For Thomas Coote (whose 3rd wife was ELP's aunt).
Refs: Plan (not as executed) in V & A, Elton Hall Collection (see Howard Colvin and Maurice Craig, Architectural Drawings in the library of Elton Hall by Sir John Vanbrugh and Sir Edward Lovett Pearce (1964), xliv, 11 (no. 74), Pl. 59b); Angélique Day & Patrick McWilliams, Ordnance Survey Memoirs of Ireland, Vol. 40: Counties of South Ulster 1834-8, 6; Georgian Society Records V (1913), 35-42, pls. x-xv; Maurice Craig, 'Bellamont Forest, Co. Cavan - I', Country Life 135 (21 May 1964), 1258-61; Mark Bence-Jones, Burke’s Guide to Country Houses. Volume I, Ireland. (London, 1978), 37(illus.)

Building: CO. ARMAGH, LOUGHGALL, ESTATE OFFICE
Date: ?
Nature: Proposed estate office 'to be buildt of stone with brick to arches and windows'. Not executed?
Refs: Plan and rear elevation in V & A, Elton Hall Collection (see Howard Colvin and Maurice Craig, Architectural Drawings in the library of Elton Hall by Sir John Vanbrugh and Sir Edward Lovett Pearce (1964), 21 (no. 146), Pl. 64b)

Building: CO. TIPPERARY, CASHEL, MARKET AND COURT HOUSE
Date: ?
Nature: Attr. to ELP by D. Griffin on basis of its similarity to ELP's design fro market house at Loughgall, Co. Armagh.
Refs: See Howard Colvin and Maurice Craig, Architectural Drawings in the library of Elton Hall by Sir John Vanbrugh and Sir Edward Lovett Pearce (1964), 17 (no. 117), Pl. 64a

Building: CO. ARMAGH, LOUGHGALL, MARKET AND COURT HOUSE
Date: ?
Nature: Proposed market with granary and court house above 'to be set on the decline of a hill at the upper end of the town'. (Apparently unexecuted)
Refs: Unsigned, undated sketch plans and elevations in V & A, Elton Hall Collection (see Howard Colvin and Maurice Craig, Architectural Drawings in the library of Elton Hall by Sir John Vanbrugh and Sir Edward Lovett Pearce (1964), 17 (no. 117), Pl. 64a); see also C.E.B. Brett, Court Houses and Market Houses of the Province of Ulster (UAHS, 1973), 40.

Building: CO. FERMANAGH, CROM CASTLE (NEWTOWNBUTLER)
Date: ?
Nature: Proposed two storey hexagonal building 'For Mr Creighton to be built on a Sunk Island in Lough Hern'.
Refs: Unsigned undated drawing in V & A, Elton Hall Collection (see Howard Colvin and Maurice Craig, Architectural Drawings in the library of Elton Hall by Sir John Vanbrugh and Sir Edward Lovett Pearce (1964), 16 (no.110), Pl.72b); Maurice Craig, 'Sir Edward Lovett Pearce', BIGS (Jan-Jun 1974), 13; Alistair Rowan, The Buildings of Ireland: North West Ulster (1979), 223

Building: CO. MEATH, RATHNALLY
Date: ?
Nature: Attr. to ELP whose first cousin was married to the owner, Thomas Carter, for whom he designed 9 Henrietta St , Dublin.
Refs: Mark Bence-Jones, Burke’s Guide to Country Houses. Volume I, Ireland. (London, 1978), 240; information from Mary Aronsson in letter to Desmond Guinness, 27 Apr 1993; Christine Casey & Alistair Rowan, The Buildings of Ireland: North Leinster (1993), 522-3

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, CASTLE STREET, LATOUCHE'S BANK
Date: ?
Nature: On Craig's 'list of candidates for byuildings in some way connected to Pearce'.
Refs: Maurice Craig, 'The quest for Sir Edward Lovett Pearce', Irish Arts Review Yearbook 12 (1996), 33

Building: CO. DUBLIN, RATHFARNHAM, GRANGE ROAD, LORETO ABBEY
Date: ?
Nature: Former Palliser House, on Craig's 'list of candidates for buildings in some way connected to Pearce'
Refs: Maurice Craig, 'The quest for Sir Edward Lovett Pearce', Irish Arts Review Yearbook 12 (1996), 33

Building: CO. DUBLIN, SEAFIELD (DONABATE)
Date: ?
Nature: 'tripartite plan owes obvious debts to Pearce's villa designs, and even the portico seems to owe something to Pearce's portico at Bellamont Forest'
Refs: Maurice Craig, Classic Irish Houses of the Middle Size (1976), 96-7(illus.)

Building: CO. DUBLIN, BLACKROCK, CARYSFORT AVENUE, STILLORGAN PARK HOUSE
Date: ?
Nature: Unexecuted plans for Palladian remodelling of house. Obelisk (executed), designed as mausoleum for Lady Allen. Also water feature with grotto (executed). For John Joshua, 2nd Viscount Allen.
Refs: Drawings in 'Stillorgan Album' in collection of Proby family, Elton Hall, Hunts., and in V & A, Elton Hall Collection (see Howard Colvin and Maurice Craig, Architectural Drawings in the library of Elton Hall by Sir John Vanbrugh and Sir Edward Lovett Pearce (1964), xlv, 3(no.19), 4(nos. 20,23), 7(nos.44,46), 14(no. 93), 37 (nos. 252 & 253), Pls.73,77-80; photographs of these and drawings in Stillorgan album in IAA); Mark Bence-Jones, Burke’s Guide to Country Houses. Volume I, Ireland. (London, 1978), 265(illus.)

Author Title Date Details
Colvin, Howard, & Craig, Maurice Drawings in the library of Elton Hall by Sir John Vanbrugh and Sir Edward Lovett Pearce 1965 Oxford, 1964.
Craig, Maurice 'Sir Edward Lovett Pearce' 1974 BIGS 17 (Jan-Jun 1974), 10-14.
Craig, Maurice 'The Quest for Sir Edward Lovett Pearce' 1996 Irish Arts Review Yearbook 12 (1996), 27-34 (illus.).
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