Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Architect, active in Co. Down in the 1840s. William Sands was a close relation of JAMES SANDS JAMES SANDS (1), with whom he worked for the third Marquess of Downshire at Hillsborough, Co. Down.(2) He supervised the erection of the monument to the third Marquess at Hillsborough in 1848.(3)



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(1) In Hillsborough Castle (UAHS, 1993), 47, Sands is described as both the 'father (or brother)' and as the nephew of James Sands.
(2) High Dixon, Ulster Architecture 1800-1900 (UAHS, 1973), 12 (no. 20).  An undated signed drawing by Sands of Hillsborough House is in PRONI, D671/P/8/14 (negative image of same T3793/1/32/10;  see PRONI e-catalogue).
(3) Hillsborough Castle (UAHS, 1993), 47, where Sands is described as 'responsible for' the monument. The monument was the subject of a competition which was won by W.F. Caldbeck.


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Building: CO. DOWN, HILLSBOROUGH, MONUMENT TO 3RD MARQUESS OF DOWNSHIRE
Date: 1848
Nature: WS 'responsible for' (i.e. supervising architect of?) same.
Refs: Hillsborough Castle (UAHS, 1993), 47; C.E.B. Brett, Buildings of North County Down (2002), 273(illus.)