Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Architect and land surveyor, of Drogheda and Dublin, later resident in England. Frederick Shaw, who may have been English by birth, was articled to Henry R. Price of Manchester. (1)  He was practising independently in Drogheda by the late 1890s and by 1904 he had also opened an office at 36 South Frederick Street, Dublin.    In 1900 he is described as architect to the trustees of Lord Holmpatrick's estate.(2)   During the First World War, at the end of 1915 or early in 1916, he joined the Royal Engineers.(3) He remained with the Royal Engineers after the war and does not appear to have lived permanently in Ireland again. His addresses suggest that he had retired by 1932, when he moved from Cambridge to Hove, Sussex. His pupils and assistants included FINIAN H. TALLON.  FINIAN H. TALLON.

AAI: elected member, 1900; delivers paper, 'The evolution of earthenware and fireclay goods', 19 Mar 1907;(4) no longer on list of members for 1923-24.
RIAI: elected member 4 Nov 1901, having been proposed by FREDERICK BATCHELOR FREDERICK BATCHELOR , seconded by WILLIAM KAYE-PARRY  WILLIAM KAYE-PARRY and FREDERICK HICKS FREDERICK HICKS ;(5) no longer on list of members for 1935.
RSAI: elected member 7 Oct 1902.(6)

Addresses: 20 Laurence Street, Drogheda, 1900-1920; 36 South Frederick Street, Dublin, <=1904(7)-1916;(8) 13 St Laurence's Road, Drogheda, 1921; IWGC, St Omer, A.P.O. 4, Calais, France, 1921-22; RE Branch, Mssrs. Cox & Co., 16 Charing Cross, London SW1, 1922; RE Section, Mssrs. Lloyd's Bank, Ltd., 6 Pall Mall, London, SW1, 1926-1929; 4 Fitzwilliam Road, Cambridge, 1932; 4 Brittany Road, Hove, Sussex, 1932.

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References

All information in this entry not otherwise accounted for is from the lists of members in JRIAI and AAI Green Books.

(1) IAA, RIAI office archives (Acc. 93/136), membership forms 1878-1909 (extremely fragile).
(2) Irish Times, 14 Jul 1900.
(3) Listed as 'Serving' in War Roll in AAI Green Book (1917) but not in that for previous session.
(4) AAI Green Book, 1906-7, 7; IB 49, 6 Apr 1907, 254.
(5) RIAI general meeting minutes, 4 Nov 1901, 363; and see note 1, above.
(6) JRSAI 32 (1902), 431.
(7) IB 46, 4 Jun 1904, 350.
(8) Post Office Dublin Directory(1916).


15 work entries listed in chronological order for SHAW, FREDERICK


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Building: CO. LOUTH, DROGHEDA, CAIRNES MEMORIAL SCHOOLS
Date: 1897a
Nature: New schools opened by Lord Primate, 16 Feb 1897.. Brick with Runcorn stone. Main school room has fine coved ceiling. Builder: McDonnell. Paid for by Mrs Cairnes, Monkstown Park, Co. Dublin (and Stameen, Drogheda) in memory of her husband (Thomas Plunkett Cairnes).
Refs: IB 39, 15 Feb 1897, 42;  Irish Times, 16 Feb 1897.

Building: CO. DUBLIN, BALBRIGGAN, TOWN HALL
Date: 1899-1900
Nature: New town hall, 85 x 30 ft, to seat about 500 persons. Tenders invited, Mar 1899. Opened, 10 May 1900. Cost about £1,100. Builder: Henley, Drogheda.
Refs: Irish Times, 28 Mar 1899,12 May 1900;  B 78, 19 May 1900, 497

Building: CO. LOUTH, DROGHEDA, STOCKWELL LANE, HOUSES (006)
Date: 1900
Nature: Tender of P. McCann (£1,115) for building same accepted.
Refs: B 78, 10 Mar 1900, ?

Building: CO. DUBLIN, BALBRIGGAN, HALL
Date: 1900
Nature: New hall. Tender of Henley, Drogheda, for £1,100 accepted.
Refs: IB 42, 15 May 1900, 361

Building: CO. DUBLIN, SKERRIES, BATHS
Date: 1900-02
Nature: New sea-water baths and concert hall, for Skerries Sea Baths & Recreation Co.
Refs: Irish Times, 14 Jul 1900;  IB 42, 15 Aug 1900, 452; 43, 6 Nov 1902, 1474.

Building: CO. DUBLIN, SKERRIES, CONCERT HALL
Date: 1900-02
Nature: New sea-water baths and concert hall for Skerries Bath Co., Ltd. Contractor: W.H. Flanagan, Skerries.
Refs: IB 42, 15 Aug 1900, 452,458; 43, 6 Nov 1902

Building: CO. LOUTH, DROGHEDA, DROGHEDA BREWERY
Date: 1900;1907
Nature: Alts & extension, 1900 (Contractor: B. McDonnell, £510). New beer store, 1907. (Contractor: H. Henley, Drogheda)
Refs: IB 42, 1 Apr 1900, 323; IB 49, 20 Apr 1907, 288

Building: CO. MEATH, KELLS, WESTFIELD HOUSE
Date: 1901
Nature: Proposed alts. & repairs.
Refs: IB 43, 15 Aug 1901, 831

Building: CO. MEATH, LISMULLEN, CHURCH (CI?)
Date: 1902
Nature: Tenders invited for erection of proposed new church.
Refs: B 82, 5 Apr 1902, 355; IB 43, 10 Apr 1902, 1108I

Building: CO. LOUTH, CREEVAGH (ARDEE), HOUSE
Date: 1904
Nature: Tenders invited for erection of new house.
Refs: IB 46, 21 May,4 Jun 1904, 310,350

Building: CO. LOUTH, DROGHEDA, SCARLET STREET, HOUSES (009)
Date: 1905
Nature: Tenders invited for erection of 9 cottages for Trustees of Cairnes College Trust.
Refs: IB 47, 25 Mar 1905, 214

Building: CO. LOUTH, DROGHEDA, SCARLET STREET, COTTAGE HOSPITAL
Date: 1906
Nature: Tenders invited for erection of same. For Drogheda Cottage Hospital Committee
Refs: IB 48, 7 Apr 1906, 282; B 90, 7 Apr 1906, 387

Building: CO. LOUTH, DROGHEDA, MARSH ROAD, HOUSES (004)
Date: 1911
Nature: 4 houses to be erected.
Refs: IA & C 1, 4 Mar 1911, 74

Building: CO. LOUTH, DROGHEDA, DUBLIN ROAD, ST MARY'S RECTORY
Date: 1911
Nature: New rectory, for vestry of parish of St Mary.
Refs: IB 53, 24 Jun 1911, 430

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, PARNELL STREET, NO. 161
Date: 1914
Nature: Rebuilding. Contractor: alex Frazer.
Refs: IB 56, 11 Apr 1914, 230