WITHERS, ROBERT JEWELL #
- Born: 1823/4 Died: 1894
Architect, of London, for whom see Directory of British Architects 1834-1914 (RIBA 2001), II, 1041. Robert Withers specialised in church design. In Ireland he designed the nave of Narraghmore CI church, Co. Kildare, 1860,(1) and may also have been involved in alterations to St John's church, Newport, Co. Tipperary, of which he made survey plans in 1866.(2) His was one of the five architectural practices which took part in a limited competition for St Bartholomew's Church, Ballsbridge, Dublin, in 1863.(3)
(1) Signed, dated drawing(s) in RCB, folio 18.
(2) Signed, dated survey drawings in RCB, folio 3.
(3) B 21, 5 Sep 1863, 644.
3 work entries listed in chronological order for WITHERS, ROBERT JEWELL #
|Building:||CO. KILDARE, NARRAGHMORE, CHURCH OF THE HOLY SAVIOUR (CI)|
|Nature:||Rebuilding of nave of church in Geometrical Decorated style. Builder: Thomas Henry Carroll, Dublin.. Estimated cost: of Carroll's tender, £1,125. Consecrated 17 Jul 1863.|
|Refs:||Signed drawing, dated Dec 1860, in RCB Library, portfolio 18; IAA, PKS A03 (Jan 1862, p.91v); DB 2, 1 Jun 1860, 282; 5, 1 Sep 1863, 149; B 19, 6 Apr 1861, 240; 21, 29 Aug 1863, 624; Douglas Scott Richardson, Gothic Revival Architecture in Ireland (1983), 564; Clergy of Dublin & Glendalough (Ulster Historical Foundation, 2001), 310|
|Building:||CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, CLYDE ROAD, CHURCH OF ST BARTHOLOMEW (CI)|
|Nature:||Practice among 5 invited to submit portfolio of work prior to choosing architect for church. T.H. Wyatt chosen. RJW placed second.|
|Refs:||B 21, 5 Sep 1863, 644|
|Building:||CO. TIPPERARY, NEWPORT, CHURCH OF ST JOHN (CI)|
|Nature:||RJW makes survey plan of existing building. Did he also design ensuing alts?|
|Refs:||Signed undated drawings in RCB Library, portfolio 3|