Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Architect, of Athy, Co. Kildare,(1) active from 1818 or earlier until 1825 or later. Richard Robinson was employed by the Board of First Fruits in preparing plans and an estimate for a church at Dunleckney, Co. Carlow, in 1818,(2) and plans for a glebe house for Thomastown Union, Co. Kildare, in 1825.(3)

A person of this name was admitted to the Dublin Society's Schools of Drawing in Architecture and Landscape and Ornament Drawing in 1800.(4)



References



(1) Pigot & Co.'s City of Dublin and Hibernian Provincial Directory (1824), 130.  
(2) IAA, Edward McParland files, Acc. 2008/44.
(3) RCB MS. (B of I).
(4) Gitta Willemson, The Dublin Society Drawing Schools 1746-1876 (2000), 84.


3 work entries listed in chronological order for ROBINSON, RICHARD [2]


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Building: CO. CARLOW, DUNLECKNEY, CHURCH OF ST MARY (CI)
Date: 1818
Nature: Designs for same, signed by RR and approved by John Bowden. Plain Georgian Gothic box with communion table in middle of long wall. (Not executed?)
Refs: E.McP files.

Building: CO. KILDARE, CARBURY, CHURCH (CI)
Date: 1821-22
Nature: 'Mr Robinson' paid £10 for plans for erecting steeple and improving church. Contract with builder for same (£300), 1822. (No steeple mentioned in Lewis.)
Refs: RCB Library, 'An account of of all sums of money levied for building and repairing of churches...June 1824' (information from Frank Keohane).


Building: CO. KILDARE, THOMASTOWN, GLEBE HOUSE
Date: 1825-1828
Nature: New glebe house for united rectories of Thomastown, Dunmany & Pollardstown. 2-storeys over basement. Enclosed yard behind with stable & out offices. Incumbent: Rev. Henry Hamilton.
Refs: RCB Library, MS ? (B of I); Lewis, II. 621