Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Civil engineer, active from the 1920s until the 1940s or later. Alma Kingsley Sargent , who was born in Co. Kildare in 1895,(1) attended Kilkenny College(2) and studied engineering at Trinity College, Dublin, graduating with the BAI degree in 1920.(3)   In the early 1930s he was appointed town surveyor of Naas, Co. Kildare, in succession to RICHARD HENRY CHAPMAN HALL RICHARD HENRY CHAPMAN HALL , but he had been replaced in the post by HUGH HACKETT  HUGH HACKETT by 1939.(4) He was also engineer to the Newbridge (Co. Kildare) Town Commissioners.(5) He died in 1965.(6)

The Irish Architectural Archive holds a collection of drawings from Sargent's office, presented by his daughter, Mrs Reg Redmond (Acc. 83/51).

Address: Kill, Co. Kildare, <=1934->=1936.(7)

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References



(1) Information from A.K. Sargent's daughter, Mrs Reg Redmond.
(2) 1911 census of Ireland, http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/ (last visited Oct 2009).
(3) R.C. Cox, compiler, Trinity College School of Engineering: 'Graduates' in Engineering 1843-1992 (1993), unpaginated.
(4) Information from Thom's directories for 1933, 1934 and 1939.
(5) IB 77, 1 Jun 1935, 484.
(6) See note 1, above.
(7) IB 76, 6 Oct 1934, 872; 78, 5 Sep 1936, 801.


29 work entries listed in chronological order for SARGENT, ALMA KINGSLEY


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Building: CO. WICKLOW, MANORKILBRIDE, HOUSE
Date: 1920s
Nature: Proposed reconstruction of cottage, for Mrs Conn.
Refs: Signed plans, sections, elevations in IAA, A.K. Sargent drawings, Acc. 83/51.59

Building: CO. KILDARE, NAAS, TIPPER ROAD, HOUSE
Date: 1922
Nature: Proposed bungalow for J. Doyle.
Refs: Plans, section, elevation in IAA, A.K. Sargent drawings, Acc. 83/51.7

Building: CO. KILDARE, KILRUSH, HOUSE
Date: 1925
Nature: Proposed 3-bay, 2-storey house.
Refs: Plans, section and elevation, s. & d. 27.5.25 in IAA, A.K. Sargent drawings, Acc. 83/51.32

Building: CO. KILDARE, NAAS, BROADFIELD, HOUSE
Date: 1925
Nature: Proposed new single-storey cottage.
Refs: Plans, section & elevations, s. & d. 23.1.25 in IAA, A.K. Sargent drawings, Acc. 83/51.4

Building: CO. KILDARE, NEWBRIDGE, MEDICAL HALL
Date: 1929
Nature: Proposed new kitchen.
Refs: Survey plan, plan & section, s. & d. 20 Apr 1929 in IAA, A.K. Sargent drawings, Acc. 83/51.21/1

Building: CO. KILDARE, IRONHILLS, HOUSE
Date: 1929ca
Nature: Proposed single-storey, 4-roomed cottage for Mr John Nolan on Kildoon-Suncroft road.
Refs: Unsigned, undated site plan, plan, section and elevations (on paper with government stamp dated 24 Sep 1929) in IAA, A.K. Sargent drawings, Acc. 83/51.30

Building: CO. KILDARE, NAAS, CHURCH LANE, HOUSE
Date: 1931
Nature: Proposed 5-roomed single-storey house for Mrs J.J. Devlin.
Refs: Plan, section, elevations, s. & d. 24 Mar 1931 in IAA, A.K. Sargent drawings, Acc. 83/51.5/1-3

Building: CO. KILDARE, NAAS, LIMERICK ROAD, VOCATIONAL SCHOOL
Date: 1932p
Nature: Proposed conversion of officers' quarters and H block of former military barracks into vocational schools.
Refs: Plans and specifications in IAA, A.K. Sargent drawings, Acc. 83/51.10/1-22,25

Building: CO. KILDARE, NEWBRIDGE, MAIN STREET, MILITARY BARRACKS
Date: 1933
Nature: Tenders invited for alts, repairs and additions to married quarter, 1933. For Town Commissioners.
Refs: IB 75, 9 Sep 1933, 786

Building: CO. KILDARE, NEWBRIDGE, COUNTY LIBRARY
Date: 1934
Nature: Tenders invited for erection of same.
Refs: Undated plans and elevations for proposed book repository at corner of Athgarvan Rd, rough details, in IAA, A.K. Sargent drawings, Acc. 83/51.20/1-12; IB 76, 6,20 Oct 1934, 872,914

Building: CO. KILDARE, NAAS, BLADDER LANE, HOUSE
Date: 1934
Nature: Proposed new 2-storey house for Mr Sheridan.
Refs: Plans, section, elevation, s. & d. 1934, in IAA, A.K. Sargent drawings, Acc. 83/51.

Building: CO. KILDARE, NEWBRIDGE, MAIN STREET, HOUSES (010)
Date: 1935
Nature: 10 working-class houses on site of old military barracks. For Newbridge Town Commissioners.
Refs: Proposed house for Mr T. Jackson, roadways, garden plots, layout of portion of Military Barracks acquired by Town Commissioners, in IAA, A.K. Sargent drawings, Acc. 83/51.18/1-3; IB 77, 1,15 Jun,13 Jul 1935, 484,626

Building: CO. KILDARE, NAAS, DUBLIN ROAD, HOUSES (062)
Date: 1936
Nature: Housing scheme, for Naas UDC. Tenders invited for erection of 62 working-class houses, Sep 1936..
Refs: Drawings for proposed scheme, s. & d. Apr 1936 and 19 Oct 1936, in IAA, A.K. Sargent drawings, Acc. 83/51.14/1-7; IB 78, 5 Sep 1936, 801

Building: CO. KILDARE, BAWNOGUES (STRAFFAN), HOUSE
Date: 1936
Nature: Proposed bungalow and out-offices for Mr William Flanagan.
Refs: Drawings, s. and dated Aug & Sep 1936, in IAA, A.K. Sargent drawings, Acc. 83/51.23/1-7

Building: CO. KILDARE, DONADEA, GILTOWN, HOUSE
Date: 1936
Nature: Proposed alts. & adds. to 2-storey house for Mr R. Woodburn.
Refs: Plans, sections, elevation, s. & d. Apr 1936, preparatory drawing for and photoprint of same (s. by contractor and owner, 9 Jun 1936) in IAA, A.K. Sargent drawings, Acc. 83/51.24/1-3 and 83/51.17v

Building: CO. KILDARE, NAAS, CHURCH LANE, HOUSE
Date: 1936
Nature: Proposed new single storey 4-roomed cottage for Mr J. Sheridan.
Refs: Plan, section, elevations, s. & d. May 1936 in IAA, A.K. Sargent drawings, Acc. 83/51.1,2

Building: CO. KILDARE, NAAS, HOUSE
Date: 1936
Nature: Proposed 2-storey house for William McCarthy, MD.
Refs: Sketch designs, one s. & d. Oct 1936 in IAA, A.K. Sargent drawings, Acc. 83/51.8/1-5

Building: CO. KILDARE, NAAS, LIMERICK ROAD, HOUSING SCHEME
Date: 1936
Nature: Proposed housing scheme at NW corner of former military barracks, 1936, and conversion of married quarters into 24 flats, n.d. For Naas UDC
Refs: Designs in IAA, A.K. Sargent drawings, Acc. 83/51.15/1-4 and 83/51.10/23,24

Building: CO. KILDARE, RATHCOFFEY (CLANE), STORE
Date: 1936
Nature: Proposed premises for Mr J. Cooney.
Refs: Plans & section, s. & d. May 1936, in IAA, A.K. Sargent drawings, Acc. 83/51.31

Building: CO. KILDARE, GREENHILLS (KILL), HOUSE
Date: 1939
Nature: Proposed bungalow for Miss Cunningham.
Refs: Plans, section & elevation, s. & d. 31 Jan 1939, in IAA, A.K. Sargent drawings, Acc. 83/51.27

Building: CO. KILDARE, KILL, SHOP
Date: 1943
Nature: Proposed alts. to single-storey thatched shop (including removal of thatched roof) for Mr Thomas Broughal.
Refs: Elevations, sections, plans, s. & d. 3 Mar 1943, in IAA, A.K. Sargent drawings, Acc. 83/51.29

Building: CO. KILDARE, GILLTOWN HOUSE
Date: ?
Nature: Proposed alterations to ?stable block. For Viscount Furness (i.e. Marmaduke, 1st Viscount?).
Refs: Plans & section in IAA, A.K. Sargent drawings, Acc. 83/51.24/1

Building: CO. KILDARE, ARDGLASS (CELBRIDGE), HOUSE
Date: ?
Nature: Proposed bungalow for D.W. Odlum, Esq.
Refs: Signed, undated plans, section, and elevations in IAA, A.K. Sargent drawings, Acc. 83/51.25/1,2

Building: CO. KILDARE, JOHNINSTOWN, HOUSE
Date: ?
Nature: Proposed alts. to 2-storey house for Mr Joseph Travers.
Refs: Unsigned, undated plans, sections, elevations in IAA, A.K. Sargent drawings, Acc. 83/51.26

Building: CO. KILDARE, KILL, OFFICE
Date: ?
Nature: Oproopsal to turn loose box into office with connecting passage to house.
Refs: Drawing, inscr. 'House and Office, Kill' in IAA, A.K. Sargent drawings, Acc. 83/51.36

Building: CO. KILDARE, NAAS, WATER SUPPLY
Date: ?
Nature: Proposed installation of suction pipes from Sunday's Well to pumping station and delivery pipes from pumping station to water tower.
Refs: Unsigned., undated drawings in IAA, A.K. Sargent drawings, Acc. 83/51.15/1-5

Building: CO. KILDARE, NAAS, MAIN STREET, NO. 010 & 11
Date: ?
Nature: Alts. & adds, for Mrs A. Rooney.
Refs: Signed, undated drawings in IAA, A.K. Sargent drawings, Acc. 83/51.3/1-5

Building: CO. KILDARE, NAAS, MAIN STREET NORTH, TOWN HALL
Date: ?
Nature: Works at same (ballroom)?
Refs: Rough pencil plan and window wall elevation of ballroom in IAA, A.K. Sargent drawings, Acc. 83/51.17

Building: CO. KILDARE, NEWBRIDGE, MAIN STREET, BAR & SHOP
Date: ?
Nature: Proposed alts. and adds. for Mr Thomas Flood.
Refs: Signed elvations and plans in IAA, A.K. Sargent drawings, Acc. 83/51.22/1,2