BLACKBURN, WILLIAM #
- Born: 1750 Died: 1790
Architect, of London, and pioneer of radial planning in prison design, for whom see Howard Colvin, A Biographical dictionary of British architects 1600-1840 (4th edn., 2008), 126-128. At the age of nineteen he submitted designs in the Dublin Royal Exchange competition, which was won by THOMAS COOLEY . He designed Limerick Gaol, c. 1789, and also designed alterations to Newgate Gaol, Dublin.
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3 work entries listed in chronological order for BLACKBURN, WILLIAM #
|Building:||CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, CORK HILL, ROYAL EXCHANGE|
|Refs:||B 27, 2 Oct 1869, 781|
|Building:||CO. LIMERICK, LIMERICK, COUNTY GAOL (OLD)|
|Nature:||Designed by WB. Executant architect: - Smyth?|
|Refs:||Howard Colvin, A Biographical dictionary of British architects 1600-1840 (4th edn., 2008),127, citing John Chambers, 'Collections for Biography of English Architects', RIBA, & J. Howard, Account of the principal Lazarettos in Europe (1789), 91; David Lee & Debbie Jacobs, James Pain, architect (Limerick Civic Trust, 2005), 52-53.|
|Building:||CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, GREEN STREET, NEWGATE PRISON|
|Refs:||Howard Colvin, A Biographical dictionary of British architects 1600-1840 (4th edn., 2008), 127, citing DNB.|