BROADBENT, JOHN #
- Born: 1803 Died: 1842
Architect, of Liverpool, for whom see Howard Colvin, A Biographical dictionary of British architects 1600-1840 (3rd edn., 1995), 162. Broadbent's business diary for February 1837 records calling at a Mr Cullen's house in London Road, Liverpool, 'abt. house to be built in Ireland'.(1) 'Mr Cullen' was possibly Michael Cullen (1796-1876), of Deane Road, Fairfield, Liverpool, eldest surviving son of Captain Hugh Cullen (c.1760-1832) of Prospect, Co. Kildare, and elder brother of Cardinal Paul Cullen.(2) If so, the entry could refer to an unexecuted proposal for rebuilding or remodelling Prospect. The existing house is of late 18th- or early 19th-century appearance; it appears to have acquired architecturally insignificant extensions at the side and back at a later date.
(1) Information from Howard Colvin.
(2) Burke's Irish Family Records (1976), 304-5.