Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Architect and engineer, of Cork City, active from 1879 or earlier until 1911 or later. Kearns Deane Roche, who was born in Co. Cork in 1845 or 1846, was the son of Alexander Deane Roche and Louisa Brunton and a great-grandson on the paternal side of DAVID DEANE [1].  DAVID DEANE [1]. (1)      He married Louise Taylor in 1877 or 1878 and had a son, Alexander Deane Roche, and two daughters,(2)  By the time of the 1911 census, he had separated from his wife and was living on his own in reduced circumstances, boarding with a plumber in Hyde's Lane.

Roche's pupils and assistants included DENIS JOSEPH BUCKLEY  DENIS JOSEPH BUCKLEY and ALLEYNE O'MALLEY LOVELL. ALLEYNE O'MALLEY LOVELL.

RIAI:  elected member,13 November 1878;  membership cancelled for non-payment of dues..(3)

Address: 67 South Mall, Cork, 1878;(4) South Mall, Cork, 1879;(5) 70 South Mall, <=1910->=1911; (6) 3 Hyde's Lane, Cork, 1911.

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References

Information in this entry not otherwise attributed is from the 1911 census of Ireland, http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/ (last visited Oct 2009).

(1) Information kindly supplied in Jul 2009 by Hector Deane, who has a Deane family tree compiled by Thomas Manly Deane.  According to this source, David Deane's only daughter, Agnes, married James Roche, father of Alexander Deane Roche and grandfather of Kearns Deane Roche.
(2) See note 1, above.
(3) IAA, RIAI office archives (Acc. 93/136), membership forms 1878-1909 (extremely fragile). 
(4) See note 3, above. 
(5) B 37, 25 Oct 1879, 1182.
(6) A.C. Freeman, ed., The Architect's & Surveyor's Directory & Referendum (1910), 185; IA & C 1, 4 Feb 1911, 8.


6 work entries listed in chronological order for ROCHE, KEARNS DEANE


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Building: CO. CORK, DOUGLAS, CEMETERY
Date: 1879
Nature: Works in progress, comprising sexton's lodge, rebuilding of range of stabling, entrace gate, boundary wall, avenue
Refs: IB 21, 1 Dec 1879, 373

Building: CO. CORK, CARRIGMAHON (GLENBROOK), HOUSES
Date: 1879-1881
Nature: Plans for 16 blocks of 1st-class houses 'beautifully situated on the...Lee between Monkstown and Glenbrook'. Site formerly occupied by hydropathic establishment of late Dr Curtin. Present proporietor Lord de Vesci. Contractor for erection of first nine villas: William Barry, Blackrock.
Refs: IB 23, 1 Apr,15 Oct 1881, 100(illus.),318; B 37, 25 Oct 1879, 1182

Building: CO. CORK, CORK, MACCURTAIN STREET, SHOPS (002) & HOUSES (002)
Date: 1880
Nature: Extensive premises comprising 2 spacious shops and dwelling houses with larege store at rere being erected.
Refs: IB 22, 1 Jul 1880, 193

Building: CO. CORK, CORK, NORTH MALL, NO. 006
Date: 1897
Nature: Alts. & imps. Tender of B. McMullen for £307.10s accepted.
Refs: IB 39, 15 Aug 1897, 165

Building: CO. CORK, MONKSTOWN, SYDENHAM TERRACE, NO. 004
Date: 1904
Nature: Recronstruction and addition. Tender of J. Perry & Son for £365 accepted.
Refs: IB 46, 24 Sep 1904, 624

Building: CO. CORK, BANTRY, HOUSES
Date: 1911
Nature: Artisans' dwellings scheme for Bantry Town Commissioners. Contractor: Barrett Bros, Cork. Estimated cost £1,294. Work to be completed by end of summer.
Refs: IB 53, 23 Dec 1911, 849; IA & C 1, 4 Feb 1911, 8.