Selected: SHEANE, JAMES


Born: 177?
Died: 1816


Architect, of Roscrea, Co. Tipperary. James Sheane was born between 1772 and 1778. His three known designs are for the church at Roscrea and glebe houses at Modreeny and Kilrushall, all in the Church of Ireland diocese of Killaloe. Sheane married Anne, daughter of James Cole. He died in 1816 and was buried in Roscrea churchyard.

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References
All biographical information in this entry is from Richard T.D. Fitzgerald in a letter to Desmond FitzGerald of 2 Apr 1973.

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Building: CO. TIPPERARY, ROSCREA, CHURCH STREET, CHURCH OF ST CRONAN (CI)
Date: 1812
Nature: Datestone in tower inscr. 'Architect James Sheane 1812'.
Refs: Information from N.W. English (IAA, Edward McParland files, Acc.2008/44).

Building: CO. GALWAY, TEMPLEHARRY, CHURCH (CI, TEMPLEHARRY AND CULLENWAYNE PARISH)
Date: 1814
Nature: JS paid £15.9s.1d 'towards the overplus of his estimate for enlarging the church' in 1814. Further payment of  £8.2s.3½ in 1815 'To architect, towards finishing the church'. Lewis describes church as 'a plain modern structure' built with loan of £200 from Board of First Fruits in 1814.
Refs: RCB Library, 'An account of of all sums of money levied for building and repairing of churches...June 1824' (information from Frank Keohane);  Samuel Lewis, A Topographical dictionary of Ireland (1837), II, 604. 

Building: CO. GALWAY, CLONRUSH, GLEBE HOUSE
Date: ?
Nature: Proposed new glebe house. (No glebe house mentioned by Lewis.)
Refs: Signed plan and estimate dated 1813 in NLI, AD 1721, 1722 (inscr. on back 'Withdrawn from the Registry & another substituted').

Building: CO. TIPPERARY, MODREENY, GLEBE HOUSE
Date: ?
Nature: Proposed new glebe house. (Lewis says a glebe house was built 'about 1813')
Refs: Signed, undated plan in NLI, AD 1729NL